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December 29, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Top stories of 2015 – Editor’s Pick: Kruger Packaging invests $250 million in Trois-Rivières mill
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Top stories of 2015: Weyerhaeuser may sell its Cellulose Fibers business

Published in November, this was the top draw among stories posted to our web site in 2015. Many readers were interested in the fate of the mill in Grande Prairie, Alta., after its parent company, Weyerhaeuser, announced it was exploring strategic alternatives for its Cellulose Fibers business. >> Read full article

Top stories of 2015: Paper-based packaging will adapt, says RockTenn exec

Holding a printed, corrugated box, Jim Porter told the audience at PaperWeek Canada 2015, “Literally, there is no better product on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, than a fibre-based package.” >> Read full article

Top stories of 2015: Alpac pulp mill will get new Japanese owner

Japan's Hokuetsu Kishu Paper announced in February that it was planning to acquire Canadian pulp producer Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. The deal was finalized in October. >> Read full article

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Top stories of 2015 – Editor’s Pick: Kruger Packaging invests $250 million in Trois-Rivières mill

Kruger Packaging announced in September that it would convert a newsprint machine at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill to manufacture 100% recycled, lightweight linerboard. The project received $190 million in support from the Québec government, including a contribution from Investissement Québec that gives the Québec government 25 per cent ownership in a new company that combines all of Kruger’s containerboard and packaging activities. >> Learn More…


Top stories of 2015: Woman killed in industrial accident at Domtar Ashdown mill

A female employee of Domtar was killed in a railcar accident on Sept. 18 at the company's pulp and paper mill in Ashdown, Ark. >> Read full article

Top stories of 2015: Paper Excellence will be here for a century, says executive

On the occasion of the re-start of Paper Excellence’s Chetwynd pulp mill in May, the media-shy company opened up a bit. Deputy CEO Pedro Chang said the company is in Canada for the long haul. >> Read full article

Top stories of 2015: Brazil approves commercial use of genetically modified eucalyptus

In April, Brazil became the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus, which has a shown an approximate 20% increase in yield in some field trials. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

PaperWeek Canada

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

PwC’s Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

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

International Pulp Week

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

International Wood Biorefining Week

May 24-26, 2016
Location: Stockholm >> More Info