Cindy Macdonald

Cindy Macdonald

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Nov. 30, 2016 - A European Commission time study on the paper sector has revealed that over the past 10 years, direct regulatory costs have more than tripled, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
Nov. 30, 2016 - A Finnish supplier of pulp and paper web monitoring and web inspection system solutions is investing strongly in its North American operations with the establishment of new company in the United States. Wesley Sweeny has been appointed vice-president of operations for the North American business of Procemex Inc.
FPInnovations, in partnership with FITNIR Analyzers Inc., has announced the successful commercialization of an innovative new product using near infrared technology (NIR) to quickly and efficiently analyze the kappa number of kraft pulp.
Allen Kirkpatrick will assume the role of executive director of the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association (CCCA), effective December 1, 2016. Kirkpatrick replaces David Andrews, who has decided to take a voluntary retirement from that position.
Goeun Sim, a PhD graduate from McGill University, has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, based on her proposal to advance innovation in the forest products sector.
SKF Canada is taking on sales and technical support responsibility for Kaydon and Cooper bearing brands starting Jan. 2, 2017.
Greycon and Resolute Forest Products are in the midst of a global rollout of Greycon’s X-Trim solution as the company’s standard trim optimization system. On July 4, Greycon successfully completed the second stage of a five-wave implementation at Resolute Forest Products in Montreal.
Murray Hewitt, general manager of the Greenpac board mill, received the Mill Manager award from RISI at the 2016 PPI Awards. This award is sponsored by Valmet.
A new electrostatic precipitator at Kruger’s Wayagamack mill in Trois-Rivières, Que., has already cut the biomass boiler's particulate matter emissions by 85 per cent. The new equipment was installed in June at a cost of $4.5 million.
The Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth was presented to Gregory Daniels and Christian Francis on Nov. 22 by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers.
Brazilian forestry company Fibria has entered a strategic partnership with CelluForce, a Canadian manufacturer of cellulose nanocrystal. Fibria has invested $5.3 million to become a strategic shareholder in the company, joining Domtar, FPInnovations and Schlumberger as shareholders.
The Neucel Specialty Cellulose pulp mill in Port Alice, B.C., which has not produced pulp since March 2015, has begun discussions with the employees union, looking for ways to reduce production costs and restart the mill.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has concluded its expedited review of Catalyst Paper with respect to countervailing duties applied to U.S. imports of supercalendered paper from Canada.
Twin Rivers Paper Co. will acquire the paper manufacturing assets of the Burrows Paper Corp., which includes four specialty paper machines, located at Burrows’ facilities in New York and Mississippi, will be added to Twin Rivers as a result of the acquisition. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
North American wood fiber prices have trended downward for most of 2015 and 2016 with prices in the third quarter of 2016 being at their lowest levels in more than two years, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR).
With support from the federal government, Fortress Paper is moving ahead with a strategic project to use birch fibre to manufacture dissolving pulp at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que.
Voith has improved and refined its paper machines for all paper grades. According to the company, the machines from the new XcelLine offer fast and easy start-up, excellent value for money, pioneering technologies, ease of use and integrated solutions.
A Quebec-based manufacturer of packaging and tissue is partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation to raise public awareness about greener everyday practices.
The paper mill in The Pas, Man., has been saved from imminent closure, and 300 jobs are no longer in jeopardy. Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd., a company affiliated with American Industrial Acquisition Corp., has purchased Tolko’s Manitoba Kraft paper mill and sawmill in The Pas.
The Canadian forest products industry is asking for a formal partnership with the federal government to further the sector’s ongoing transformation and contributions to the government’s agenda, including combating climate change and supporting middle class jobs.
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