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June 27, 2018 – Operations have officially begun at the new LignoTech Florida lignin plant in Fernandina Beach. Owned by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. and Borregaard ASA, the plant has production capacity of 100,000 dry metric tons of lignin with the option of a second phase that can later expand production by an additional 50,000 dry metric tons.
June 26, 2018 – The Forest Practices Board of British Columbia has appointed a new chairman. Kevin Kriese begins his three-year term Aug. 7.
June 26, 2018 – Mondi is supporting e-commerce growth with the launch of its new corrugated packaging solution in Russia.
June 25, 2018 – Packaging and paper group Mondi is premiering new sustainable packaging innovations this week at RosUpack 2018 in Moscow.
June 24, 2018 – Seventy new jobs have been created in Virginal, Belgium with the relaunch of Idempapers which had been closed and bankrupt. With the help of expertise and capital from Sweden and Norway as well as funding from Avida, the mill is up and running and operating under the new name Virginal Papers.
June 21, 2018 – Elopak claims to have become the first manufacturer to deliver more than one billion 100 per cent renewable cartons after launching beverage cartons.
June 21, 2018 – Resource jobs are the key to building strong communities, the CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada says. Derek Nighbor says Canadian industries will continue to work with Ottawa in the hope of addressing cross-border trade issues and regulatory challenges that impact their competitiveness.
June 21, 2018 – A new report from Accenture suggests forest products companies plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three years in part to protect their market share and competitive advantage.
June 21, 2018 – Timothy S. Nicholls has been appointed senior vice-president and CFO of International Paper. He succeeds Glenn R. Landau who is leaving the company for personal reasons.
June 21, 2018 – Paul Andre is the new president and CEO of Workplace Safety North which provides Ontario-wide, ministry-approved workplace health and safety training and services for the mining and forest products industries, as well as for businesses across Northern Ontario.
June 21, 2018 – A multinip calender for UPM Nordland Papier is being supplied by Valmet to UPM's Dörpen Mill in Germany. The off-line calender that includes Valmet's machine control system is being designed to give the final high quality for the release and glassine paper grades after the grade conversion rebuild.
June 20, 2018 – Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer of WestRock, has been named RISI North American CEO of the year
June 19, 2018 – Those pursuing a career in the forestry industry will soon be able to access new education and training options following a $1-million investment in new and updated programs at six public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.
June 19, 2018 – A new collaboration between International Paper and the World Wildlife Fund will help answer the question of the quantity and quality of forest land needed for the earth to survive.
June 18, 2018 – Catalyst Paper and Unifor have reached a new four-year tentative agreement. Unifor represents about 750 workers in British Columbia.
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