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October 7, 2015
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Irving ready to begin simulation training for new digester

Irving Pulp & Paper reports that the current phase of its $450-million mill modernization project is approximately 87% complete and is on schedule for commissioning and start-up by March 2016. Operators at the mill are preparing for the new digester equipment with simulation training planned for October. >> Read full article

Northern Pulp receives final installment of provincial funds

The province of Nova Scotia now is making the final disbursement to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia of a promised $21.7 million package of loans and earned incentives for capital projects to improve air quality and efficiency, including a new precipitator, wood chip plant construction and natural gas conversion. >> Read full article

TPP is an opportunity for Canada's forest industry: FPAC

The Forest Products Association of Canada is pleased with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it could pave the way to further diversifying markets and expanding exports. The comprehensive trade agreement reached with 12 countries was announced on Oct. 5. >> Read full article

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Canfor Pulp CEO: How to leverage our competitive advantage

Canadian companies should learn from the past, and take full advantage of Canada’s great fibre and the talented people working in our industry, says Canfor Pulp's president and CEO Brett Robinson. Read on for an excerpt from Brett Robinson’s keynote speech presented at PacWest 2015.

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Domtar's 'Paper Trail' wins environmental strategy award

Domtar Corp. has been awarded the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award for The Paper Trail®, its digital supply chain transparency tool which allows customers to track the gate-to-gate environmental impact of their paper purchase across five categories: fiber, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water, renewable energy, and waste. >> Read full article

Three events join forces for International Wood Biorefining Week

Two European trade show organizers, Adforum and Elmia, have agreed to combine their fairs to form International Wood Biorefining Week, which will be held next year from May 24 to 26 in Stockholm. The new event will include International Pulp & Paper Week, World Bioenergy and Bioeconomy Innovation Forum. >> Read full article

Science prize goes to nanocellulose production method

The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is being awarded to a group of researchers from Japan and France for their development of an energy-efficient method to produce nanofibrillated cellulose. >> Read full article

 
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TAPPI PEERS

October 25-28, 2015
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IBBC International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

October 28-30, 2015
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The Future of Paper Packaging

October 28, 2015
Location: Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info

PaperWeek Canada

February 1-5, 2016
Location: Montreal, Que. >> More Info