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Jun. 21 2017 - Overcapacity remains a major factor in the global outlook for pulp and paper in 2017. Indeed, by the end of the year, global market pulp production will be at an unprecedented all-time high in human history.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13 per cent in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in Q1 2017, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jun. 5, 2017 - Following its strongest showing in three years, production growth in Canada’s wood products industry is expected to moderate significantly in 2017 due to the incoming U.S. trade restrictions on Canadian softwood lumber, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Wood Products Manufacturing Industry.
May 26, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. reported a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, of $47 million, or $0.52 per share, compared to a net loss of $8 million, or $0.09 per share, in the same period in 2016.
Mar. 15, 2017 - Bloomberg News is reporting that as the world population ages, sales will consequently increase for absorbent hygiene products, providing “welcome relief” for papermakers who have been impacted by the digital era.
Mar. 1, 2017 - Predicting product trends can be tricky, especially now when social media can so quickly influence buying decisions. But demographics tell us that the “greying population” is inevitable, and companies must plan for this sweeping change.
Jun. 12, 2017 - Pulp production grew 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, totalling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016.
Dec. 19, 2016 - A new Interpol report underlines the scale of criminal activity tied to the forestry sector and the importance of coordinating anti-corruption efforts to protect forests.
Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute Forest Products Inc., reaffirmed the company's support of free, unencumbered access for softwood lumber exports from Central Canada (Quebec and Ontario) to the United States.
The leader of Quebec’s official opposition party is calling on Premier Philippe Couillard to take action on countervailing duties applied to supercalendered paper exports to the United States. Sylvain Gaudreault, member of provincial parliament for Jonquière and leader of the opposition, says the duty is threatening the future of two mills in his territory.
The federal government has taken a trade complaint about the U.S. tariffs on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper to the World Trade Organization.The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced that Canada has filed a request for consultations with the World Trade Organization to challenge U.S. countervailing duties on supercalendered paper imported from Canada.Consultations are the first step in the WTO dispute settlement mechanism.
A ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the U.S. paper industry is materially injured by imports of supercalendered paper from Canada will result in a countervailing duty of up to 20 per cent on these products.
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.
May 2, 2017 - Several months ago, I attended my first pulp and paper industry event, PaperWeek Canada, and I left the conference particularly inspired after one of the presentations.
Mar. 28, 2017 - Cellulose nanomaterials will contribute to everyday life is the theme for TAPPI’s 2017 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials, to be held June 5-8 in Montreal, Que. TAPPI Nano 2017 brings together the scientists and product developers that are incorporating these materials into applications that touch all of our lives — in products such as cement, drug delivery vehicles, water filters, flexible electronics, battery separators and more.
Mar. 14, 2017 - Think of yourselves as providers of specialty products for a changing world,” Graham Moore advised the papermakers at Specialty Papers US 2016. He provided big-picture view of global trends in society, politics and economics for the audience at the two-day conference in Chicago, Ill.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Registration has opened for Tissue 2017 Conference and Expo, an international tissue industry event co-produced by TAPPI, an association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries, and RISI, an information provider for the global forest products industry.
The inaugural Scaling Up Bio conference will bring an impressive list of biomass experts to Canada’s capital.

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