Industry News
February 1, 2019 – A massive fire destroyed the historic Marcal Paper plant in New Jersey earlier this week, leaving 500 people without jobs. 
February 1, 2019 – Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI)'s Peace River Pulp Division, which was part of a recent acquisition by Mercer International, has formally changed its name to Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd.
February 1, 2019 – BASF and Solenis have completed the previously announced merger of BASF’s wet-end paper and water chemicals business with Solenis.
February 1, 2019 – Northern Pulp has submitted a request to the Nova Scotia government to extend the deadline to move its effluent drainage system, and indicated that it may not be able to continue to operate without extra time.
January 30, 2019 – Canfor Corporation has issued a temporarily curtailment of operations at three British Columbia mills, adding another 40 million board feet to its previously announced reductions.
January 29, 2019 – Resolute Forest Products has lost part of its recent lawsuit against a group of environmental organizations in California. 
January 29, 2019 – Northern Pulp has won a permanent injunction to stop fishermen in Nova Scotia from blocking its boats from completing survey work for its proposed effluent drainage pipeline in the Northumberland Strait. 
January 29, 2019 – With no trade agreement on softwood lumber in the immediate future, representatives of Resolute Forest Products have asked the government of Ontario for help.
January 28, 2019 – A leadership shuffle at Valmet, developer and supplier of process technologies and automation for the pulp, paper and energy industries, has resulted in two new appointments.
January 28, 2019 – Voith has announced it will increase prices on paper machine clothing in North America by three per cent effective February 1, 2019.
January 24, 2019 – Austrian containerboard company Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has acquired TANN Group, also based in Austria, for approximately EUR 275 million.
January 23, 2019 – Members of Nova Scotia’s forest industry are becoming uneasy as the legislated closure date of Northern Pulp’s Boat Harbour treatment facility looms, with no replacement facility approved.
January 23, 2019 – Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd. is the newest member of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). 
January 23, 2019 – Two more Canadians have joined the U.S.-based Softwood Lumber Board (SLB), effective January 1, 2019.
January 21, 2019 – In support of their global expansion drive, Feltest Equipment BV has appointed Elvira Hughan as its new marketing manager and Nick Huijben as its new operations manager.

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