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BC newspapers are full of nasty logging fatality stories and finger-pointing these days. After several studies in recent years, the BC government, WorksafeBC authorities (of the Workers' Compensation...
Chemical costs have been increasing over the past few years and last year was no exception. Higher raw material and energy costs and tight supply/demand balances pushed chemical prices higher in 2005....
In 2004, annual sales of paper and paperboard in China exceeded US$20 billion a year. The potential for further growth is enormous; annual per capita consumption of paper products is less than a fifth...
Detecting imbalance early can save large amounts of money. The less damage, the less the cost of repair. In some cases, imbalance results from an improper manufacturing process. However, any number of...
Canada's paper industry is on the upswing, according to the Conference Board of Canada. The board's industrial outl...
Kudos to the person who decided to use the "Survivor" theme for this year's PacWest conference in Jasper, BC, in May. Considering the economic climate and the work ethic of many mills these days, the will to survive struck a resounding note tha...
Globally, Moody's rates some 60 paper and forest product companies that have a combined $73 billion US in rated debt outstanding. The newly-published Moody's Industry Outlook on Paper and Forest Products states that credit ratings in the paper and...
It is hard to ignore Russia for long. More than a decade after communism's collapse, two opinions generally emerge about the country's economic potential: the nation will become a regional power once again, but it will take years, if not a generat...
With new administration comes new hope. And the pulp and paper industry has nothing but high hopes for the newly-appointed Minister of Natural Resources.
To view the full version of this article with tables, please click here to download it in PDF format.The Perfect Storm. It was a Hollywood blockbuster some years ago, with Geor...
Good tidings may have come for the pulp and paper industry this year as analysts predicted a rise in newsprint pric...
Tembec suspends activities at three sawmillsTEMISCAMING, QC -- Tembec announced that it has shut down three of its sawmills for five weeks. The Barn, Cochrane and Canal Flats mills -- located in Queb...
Amidst market havoc, economic uncertainty and trade disputes, British Columbia-based lumber companies have managed...

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