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BRIEFLY (August 06, 2001)


August 6, 2001
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Sustaining Members Group will again sponsor the New Technology Session at the PAPTAC 88th Annual Meeting to be…

The Sustaining Members Group will again sponsor the New Technology Session at the PAPTAC 88th Annual Meeting to be held at the Palais des Congrs in Montreal from January 28 to 31, 2002.
The object is to allow Sustaining Members to present brief sales-oriented papers which, because of their commercial nature, do not fit into other sessions at the meeting. The theme of the session is new developments relating to all aspects of pulp and paper production. The paper may be presented by:
a Sustaining Member company;
the member’s client;
the member and client jointly.
For more information, please contact the committee chairman, Dieter Kaschel, Nash Engineering at 302-459-3900 or e-mail dieter.kaschel@nasheng.com. The deadline for receipt of submissions is September 7, 2001.

Norske Skog Canada will take a further 15 400 tonnes of market pulp and 5 500 tonnes of newsprint out of production during the third quarter to keep inventory levels in line. This will bring total maintenance and market-related pulp curtailment to 31 000 tonnes for the thread quarter and 99 000 tonnes for the three fiscal quarters in 2001.

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The Pulp and Paper Products Council announced that in June 2001, newsprint production at North American mills fell to a 15-year low, resulting in an 87% operating rate. Compared to the same month last year, North American production was down 12.5% and total shipments fell 12.1%.

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Woodlands received a Certificate of Registration for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System today in Corner Brook. Similar to the Quality Management System implemented for ISO 9001, the ISO14001 requires implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with defined internationally recognized standards.

Weyerhaeuser Company’s Forestlands operations in the Okanagan and Boundary Timber Supply Areas have been certified to the Canadian Standards Association’s Sustainable Forest Management system standard. The certification covers approximately 324,200 hectares (810 500 acres of Crown and private forests that Weyerhaeuser manages or owns in the Vernon, Penticton and Boundary Forest Districts.


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