Industry News
Apr. 25, 2017 - Cascades has announced that results from the Greenpac mill will now be included with the company’s consolidated financial statements and operational results following changes to the mill’s shareholder agreement.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Supremex, a North American manufacturer and marketer of a range of stock and custom envelopes and provider of packaging and specialty products, has named Bertrand Jolicoeur chief financial officer and corporate secretary.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Jim Carr, minister of natural resources, and Chrystia Freeland, minister of foreign affairs, have issued the following statement following the imposition by the U.S. Department of Commerce of duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products‎ into the United States:
Apr. 25, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced preliminary countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The duties, a response to a petition filed by the Committee Overseeing Action for Lumber International Trade Investigations or Negotiations (COALITION), are set at: West Fraser 24.12 per cent; Canfor 20.26 per cent; Tolko 19.5 per cent; Resolute 12.82 per cent; JD Irving 3.02 per cent; and 19.88 per cent for all other Canadian producers.
Apr. 19, 2017 - Cascades and Tricentris say they are thrilled to have signed a three-year partnership agreement, where Tricentris will supply all of the cardboard recovered at its three sorting facilities — Lachute, Terrebonne and Gatineau — to Cascades.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark Corp. has named Larry P. Allgaier as group president of Kimberly-Clark North America, reporting to Mike Hsu, president and CEO. In his new role, Allgaier will lead Kimberly-Clark’s North American consumer business, with brands such as Huggies, Cottonelle, and Depend.
Apr. 18, 2017 - FITNIR Analyzers has been awarded with supplying its FT-NIR online analyzer system to Harmac Pacific. A single analyzer and field sampling station system will analyze seven recovery and recaust streams at the Nanaimo, B.C., mill.
Apr. 11, 2017 - Twenty-three student athletes between the ages of 16 and 26 were awarded a total of $76,000 in individual bursaries, ranging in amounts from $2,000 to $4,000, as part of the 13th edition of the Cascades Bursary Program, which is administered by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.
Apr. 11, 2017 - BillerudKorsnäs preliminary first quarter results have been negatively impacted by quality costs emanating from production during the second half of 2016 and start-up costs for the Rockhammar re-build late 2016. Despite these issues, BillerudKorsnäs explains it experienced a relatively good first quarter in its current fiscal year based on high production volumes. Operating profit for the first quarter is estimated to amount to approximately SEK 550 million ($81 million).
Apr. 11, 2017 - Valmet will supply a new Advantage ThruAir (TAD) machine for Irving Consumer Products. The machine will be delivered in 2018 with the goal of increasing Irving's capacity to provide the North American market with premium household paper products. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Apr. 2, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products has announced the successful start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun, Tenn., adding that the first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28.
Apr. 2, 2017 - Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in the 2017 federal budget.
Apr. 2, 2017 - FPInnovations says it is pleased with the recent announcements by Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão in his 2017-18 budget to increase innovation and diversification of forest products.
Mar. 28, 2017 - Atlas Tissue, a business of Resolute Forest Products, has introduced the Green Heritage line of 100-per-cent recycled tissue products to the at-home market.
Mar. 24, 2017 - Tembec announced today a four-year $136-million capital investment program in its Quebec facilities to improve competitiveness, centred on its specialty cellulose pulp operation at the Temiscaming manufacturing site.
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