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Nov. 15, 2017 - Vertical Research Partners’ packaging and forest products analyst Chip Dillon offers insight into the containerboard sector as October 2017 operating rates surge above 100 per cent and inventory levels declined.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Growth is accelerating in the global market for paper products. Worth US$1195 billion in 2016, having grown at 1.8 per cent year-on-year since 2012, it is now growing at a rate more than 50 per cent higher, and will be worth £1341 billion in 2020. The speeding up will be particularly strongly marked in the Americas, where growth will triple, rising from 0.8 per cent a year to 2.4 per cent.
Nov. 7, 2017 - In its latest research, Smithers Pira has identified four novel technologies that are set to increase capacity and enable new product opportunities for manufacturers of specialty papers across the next five years.
Oct. 31, 2017 - The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry surpassed US$5.5 billion from January to September 2017, a growth of 12.1 per cent compared to the same period of 2016. During the first nine months of the year, the industry recorded US$6.3 billion in exports (+10.3 per cent), with pulp sales abroad reaching US$4.6 billion (+13.2 per cent), paper sales of US$1.4 billion (+0.6 per cent), and wood panels sales of US$212 million (+19.8 per cent).
Oct. 3, 2017 - The results for exports and production from the planted tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017. In comparison with this same period last year, exports of pulp rose 4.9 per cent, wood panels 30.4 per cent, and paper 0.6 per cent. This performance led to growth in the production of pulp and paper, on the order of 3.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively. For wood panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1 per cent higher than during the same period in 2016.
Sep. 5, 2017 - According to the July 2017 Printing-Writing Monthly report from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5 per cent in July compared to July 2016. This is the 11th consecutive year-over-year decrease following a modest fractional increase in August 2016.
Nov. 2, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, of $24 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to net income of $14 million, or $0.15 per share, in the same period in 2016.
Oct. 30, 2017 - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported its third quarter 2017 results. The highlights include: the completed acquisition of six sawmills and a finger-joint mill in Florida and Georgia; adjusted EBITDA of $269 million for the quarter; and quarter ending net debt to capital ratio of 16 per cent.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products Inc. reported net income of $12.6 million, or $0.19 per share, for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $20.2 million, or $0.31 per share, for the second quarter of 2017 and $22.4 million, or $0.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2016.
Aug. 23, 2017 - Conifex Timber has announced the results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2017.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Fortress Paper reported 2017 second quarter operating EBITDA of $4.3 million, a decrease of $2.0 million relative to the comparative prior year period and a decrease of $3.2 million over the previous quarter.
Aug. 22, 2017 - KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) is reporting the Q2 2017 financial and operational results of KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP).
Oct. 16, 2017 - A range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates last week at the triennial General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization.
Oct. 10, 2017 - With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the Forest Stewardship Council will meet this week in its General Assembly in Vancouver, B.C. This marks the first time the global General Assembly will be held in Canada.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Last week, Balpex, a not-for-profit collective association for independent Canadian businesses in the distribution industry, handed out its annual awards at its Balpex Supplier Summit 2017, and several members of the pulp, paper and packaging industry were recognized.
Sep. 19, 2017 - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization, will hold its triennial global General Assembly in Canada for the first time next month in Vancouver, B.C.
Jul. 3, 2017 - Despite uncertainty surrounding the short-term future of the Canadian market dominating the pulp and paper world, most speakers at two separate May conferences presented optimistic views about the country’s long-term prospects.
May 4, 2017 - Mark your calendar for PacWest 2017, an annual gathering of the Canadian pulp and paper industry for three days of technical and business-oriented sessions. Organized by mill executives from West Fraser, Domtar, Alberta Newsprint and Zellstoff Celgar, along with the IBMP, an organization of industry suppliers, this year’s conference will run June 7 to 10 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in beautiful British Columbia.

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