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First of four articles dealing with issues the industry must confrontAlthough the survival of the pulp and paper industry is not in doubt, its state of preparedness and competitiveness for the next mi...
What we are seeing is not the same merger mania of the 1970s, when conglomerates were formed. Today, we are seeing like-minded companies joining forces, what the financial markets call pure players --...
"Palm-sized" computers have become very popular over the past year or so, with about five million sold last year. The devices fit easily in one hand, contain up to 2 Mb RAM and run for weeks on a coup...
PORT HAWKESBURY, NS -- Stora Port Hawkesbury Ltd.'s Woodlands Division became the first forestry operation in Canada -- and only the second in North America -- to receive ISO 14001 registration of its...
OTTAWA, ON -- The nation's capital will be the site of the 5th Research Forum on Recycling, scheduled for the last week of September 1999. This year, the objective is to disseminate research results o...
Pulp and paper producers need to be better marketers, says Stephen Dull, an associate partner at Andersen Consulting in Atlanta, GA. The 1998 study surveyed 90% of North American forest products compa...
MONTREAL, QC -- Tembec Inc. has made a $270-million bid for British Columbia's Crestbrook Forest Industries Ltd., which includes a 325 000-tonne-per-year pulp mill in Skookumchuck, BC, and three nearb...
In 1996, the mill decided to completely revamp its operations training programs. The effort will last until 2000. There are three stages to the training: apprentice guides, exercise books and training...
MONTREAL, QC -- The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, which represents 4000 members, ratified a new six-year contract that gives average annual pay increases of 2%. Yet the retu...
VANCOUVER, BC -- Four volunteers, a professional forester, an ecologist, a geologist and a woodland owner, are putting together a first draft of a BC-specific criteria for the Forest Stewardship Counc...
There is a critical difference between the "Undo" feature of Corel's Word Perfect (WP) and other word processing software. WP can Undo edits after a document has been closed, or even transmitted over ...
A very successful poster session attracted 37 posters authored by scientists from Europe, Asia and North America. Above, Emile Muratore, Centre Technique du Papier, explains a black liquor, high solid...
VANCOUVER, BC -- Canfor Corp. said it is looking for a partner for its British Columbia pulp operations, possibly ready to strike a deal with Vancouver-based Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd. Canfor chie...
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- Paper machine maker Valmet Corp. and forest machine manufacturer Rauma Corp. will merge to form one of the world's largest forest machine equipment makers. The merged company -- t...
We all want the fastest machine available, particularly if someone else is paying for it. Many users are prepared to pay for speed themselves, for personal convenience. Some observers claim that the a...
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