Industry News
April 11, 2019 – Solenis, a global producer of specialty chemicals, is increasing prices on all polyacrylamides and acrylamide monomer across the North America and EMEA regions, effective immediately.
April 9, 2019 – Triosim Corporation, a North American technology and process optimization specialist for the pulp and paper industry, has acquired MTR Martco, LLC.
April 9, 2019 – Daniele Bernacchi has been appointed general manager of M.T.C., a provider of folded tissue solutions.
April 9, 2019 – Fortress Xylitol Inc., a subsidiary of Fortress Global Enterprises Inc., has signed an agreement with Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to receive $10.4 million in funding for a new xylitol and complementary bioproducts demonstration plant at Fortress’s dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec.
April 8, 2019 – Peter R. Augustine, president of Fabio Perini North America, has been named as chair of the board for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).
April 8, 2019 – A new economic study released by the B.C. Council of Forest industries (COFI) finds that the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province – with 140,000 jobs employing British Columbians in urban and rural communities alike.
April 4, 2019 – The head of Unifor's Atlantic division met with the Nova Scotia premier on April 3 to discuss the future of the Northern Pulp mill, expressing disappointment with the province's environmental assessment request last week.
April 3, 2019 – The federal government has announced a $22.7 million investment in forest sector research institute FPInnovations to help the organization bring new forest-based products to market. 
April 3, 2019 – Huumiis Ventures Limited Partnership (HVLP), a limited partnership beneficially owned by the Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Western Forest Products Inc., announced March 29 the completion of HVLP’s acquisition from Western of a seven per cent interest in the newly formed TFL 44 Limited Partnership.
April 1, 2019 – Valmet has completed the acquisition of GL&V, which was announced on February 26, 2019, for approximately EUR 113 million.
March 31, 2019 – The province of Nova Scotia says it needs more time and information to review Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent drainage plan, leaving the future of the mill still in question.
March 27, 2019 – Packaging supplier Cascades Inc. has announced that it will close its Lupel plant in Trois‑Rivières, Quebec, with 35 jobs affected.
March 26, 2019 – As the 2019 wildfire season approaches, British Columbia’s government is preparing with more fire prevention strategies, programs and funding.
March 25, 2019 – Cascades, a manufacturer of green packaging and tissue products, has unveiled a new brand for retail solutions called Cascades IMGN.
March 25, 2019 – In a Saint John, N.B. court last Tuesday, J.D. Irving entered a guilty plea to violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which resulted in the death of one of the company’s sawmill workers, 52-year-old William Gregg, on Feb. 29, 2016.

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