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July 17, 2018 – A new four-year agreement between Catalyst Paper Corporation and Unifor Locals 1 and 76 in Powell River, B.C. has resulted in a wage hikes for the company's 630 employees.
July 17, 2018 – The Andritz pulp drying plant in Kouvola, Finland has achieved a new world record for per day production capacity. On May 31, 2018, the plant hit a capacity of 2,452 tons.
July 17, 2018 – The United States department of commerce has revoked the countervailing duty order on supercalendered (SC) paper from Canada, retroactive to Aug. 3, 2015.
July 16, 2018 – Arjowiggins has announced the planned sale of Arjowiggins Graphic and Arjowiggins Creative Papersto Fineska BV.
July 16, 2018 – Domtar has acquired a majority interest in Prisma Renewable Composites, LLC, a company focused on developing advanced materials from lignin and other natural resources.
July 16, 2018 – Kruger Inc. is ready to begin production of new specialty papers after having invested more than $500 million in Quebec since 2015.
July 16, 2018 – An historic 50-50 partnership between Nekoté (a corporation representing seven First Nations) and Canadian Kraft Paper (CKPI) has been forged in Manitoba.
July 16, 2018 – Archroma's new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, Spain has officially opened, bringing new innovative whiteness and brightness solutions to the specialty paper and packaging markets.
July 16, 2018 – Canada-based Cascades Inc. is investing $275 million to open a pulp production facility in Hanover County, Va., according to a report published in The Mechanicsville Local.
July 16, 2018 – Federal funding in the amount of $1.89 million is being provided to accelerate the development of innovative technologies designed to reduce fossil fuel consumption and decrease greenhouse gas emissions at Domtar's Windsor, Que. mill.
July 9, 2018 – Kruger’s Trois-Rivieres, Que. Mill will undergo significant reconfiguration of its thermo-mechanical pulp peroxide bleach plant by international technology group Andritz.
July 9, 2018 – Catalyst Paper has completed the sale of the company’s U.S. operations to ND Paper, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper for U.S. $175 million. Nine Dragons Paper is based in Hong Kong.
July 9, 2018 – The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has elected two new board members following its recent summer board meeting. Joining the board are Resolute Forest Products president and CEO Yves Laflamme and Sonoco Products Company president and CEO Robert Tiede.
July 5, 2018 – Andritz AG has signed a merger agreement to acquire Xerium Technologies Inc.
July 6, 2018 – Stora Enso has launched a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for possible investment at its Oulu mill in Finland.

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