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November 18, 2015
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Fortress Paper: further improvement for dissolving pulp

For the third quarter, Fortress Paper Ltd. reported “positive momentum and overall improvement in our operating EBITDA, led by dissolving pulp.” The business focus for the dissolving pulp segment continues to be on cost reduction, production improvement, power generation and product development to improve margins at the Thurso mill. >> Read full article

Market research predicts 34 per cent growth for nanocellulose market

The global nanocellulose market was valued at US$54.9 million in 2014 and is anticipated to expand at a an annual rate 33.8 per cent between 2015 and 2023, driven by the renewable attributes of nanocellulose, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research. >> Read full article

Port Hawkesbury Paper adds log handler to woodyard

Two years after purchasing one of Sennebogen’s first trailer-pulling log handlers to re-open the paper mill, Port Hawkesbury Paper has added another one to their fleet, replacing two aging machines. >> Read full article

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Resolute buys Florida tissue manufacturer

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has accelerated its move into the tissue market with the acquisition of Atlas Paper Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of at-home and away-from-home tissue products, for US$156 million. CEO Richard Garneau says the acquisition gives Resolute immediate tissue experience and a market for its existing US pulp assets. >> Learn More…

 
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PaperWeek Canada announces keynote speakers

Suzanne Blanchet of Cascades and Sébastien Corbeil of CelluForce are the first keynote speakers announced for PaperWeek Canada 2016. The PaperWeek conference and trade show takes place Feb. 1-5 in Montreal. >> Read full article

Fitnir Analyzers launches ground-breaking kappa analyzer

Fitnir Analyzers launched the latest addition to its suite of process analyzers at the 2015 TAPPI PEERS conference in late October. Fitnir Kappa provides accurate and consistent pulp properties measurements within 20 seconds. >> Read full article

Logging company joins up with wilderness adventure operator

Jemi Fibre, a timber management, logging and lumber company, has entered into a 50/50 joint partnership with Fernie Wilderness Adventures Inc., an outdoor adventure operation in British Columbia that uses Jemi Fibre’s private timberland. >> Read full article

 
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FPInnovates - Innovation & Technology Conference

November 25-26, 2015
Location: Montreal, QC >> More Info

Webinar - Biomaterials in the P&P sector

December 16, 2015 >> More Info

PaperWeek Canada

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

International Pulp Week

May 1-4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC >> More Info