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August 6, 2019 – Packaging solutions have delivered greater value over the past five years, indicates a new research study by research and consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
July 18, 2019 – Paper advocacy group Two Sides says it has worked with over 400 companies around the world to remove environmental claims such as "go green – go paperless" and "save trees" from their messaging. 
July 12, 2019 – The cost of wood fibre for the world’s pulp industry has trended upward for over two years because of higher demand and a tightening regional supply of wood fibre, according to a new report by Wood Resources Quarterly. 
June 25, 2019 – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its monthly reports on containerboard, boxboard, packaging and specialty papers, and printing-writing grades for May 2019, citing decreases in production and/or shipments across all categories. 
June 19, 2019 – The results of a new survey commissioned by paper advocacy group Two Sides reveal that the North American public largely believes in the use of paper products, but that it has some misconceptions about the pulp and paper industry.
June 14, 2019 – Wood Resources International has reported that global pulp shipments are down 4.1 per cent in Q1 2019 over Q1 2018 in the latest issue of Wood Resource Quarterly.
August 9, 2019 – Cascades Inc. has reported its second-quarter financial results, citing an increase in sales and operating income over both Q1 2019 and the year-ago period.
August 8, 2019 – KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) has reported the Q2 2019 financial results of KPT and of Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP), citing a 7.9 per cent revenue increase for KPLP in Q2 2019 over Q2 2018.
August 8, 2019 – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. has filed a second-quarter 2019 net loss of $15 million, or $(0.37) per diluted common share, compared to net income of $54 million, or $0.83 per diluted common share for the year-ago period in 2018.
August 7, 2019 – After a disappointing 2019 second quarter, Fortress Global Enterprises Inc.'s latest financial report indicates it will need access to additional sources of liquidity from investors in order to continue operating.
August 2, 2019 – Mercer International Inc. has reported a decrease in net income and operating EBITDA in its second-quarter 2019 results over the first quarter, but cites better performance in its pulp segment over the year-ago period.
August 1, 2019 – Domtar Corporation has reported weaker performance in its pulp and paper division than expected in Q2 2019.
June 11, 2019 – Investments in people, technology and assets were the focus of PACWEST’s annual pulp and paper conference last week.
May 6, 2018 - The agenda is set for PacWest 2018, an annual gathering of the Canadian pulp and paper industry for three days of technical and business-oriented sessions. This year’s conference and trade show will run May 30 to June 2 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in Jasper, Alta. 
Apr. 30, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.
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.

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