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March 9, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Moody's: Outlook stable for global paper and forest products
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Paper bag company fined for worker injury

A fine of $50,000 has been assigned to Bag to Earth Inc. after a worker was injured by a paper-bag-making machine. >> Read full article

Swedish mill chooses biomass boiler to dry pulp

Rottneros Mill is planning to invest about $15.4 million in a new biomass boiler to dry pulp in the mill’s flash dryers. >> Read full article

Viscose producers unveil pulp procurement policies

Six large Chinese viscose producers have joined the CanopyStyle campaign committed to eliminating ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. >> Read full article

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Moody's: Outlook stable for global paper and forest products

The ratings agency’s outlook reflects expectations that the consolidated operating income of the 46 paper and forest product companies that Moody's rates globally will increase by zero to two per cent over the next 12-18 months. For North America the outlook is essentially flat, with growth in some categories offset by lower earnings from paper. >> Learn More…


Funding offered for applications of cellulose nanocrystals

Two Alberta corporations have teamed up to provide funding for R&D projects that advance the knowledge and use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) produced by AITF in Edmonton. >> Read full article

American Process granted nanocellulose patent

The patent for API’s BioPlus nanocellulose technology covers an AVAP® process for producing a nanocellulose material, as well as many downstream applications using the nanocellulose. >> Read full article

New PulpEye module measures vessel elements

PulpEye has introduced a new module for its pulp measurement system to identify the quantity and size of vessel elements in hardwood pulps. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

BLRBAC Spring 2016 Meeting

April 4-6, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA >> More Info

PwC’s Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

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

PaperCon 2016

May 15-18, 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH >> More Info

PacWest 2016 Conference

June 8-11, 2016
Location: Jasper, AB >> More Info