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March 16, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Cascades becomes more focused and centralized
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U.S. producer of SC paper closing down, blames foreign competition

Madison Paper, one of the U.S. paper mills that successfully petitioned U.S. officials to have duties applied to supercalendered paper produced in Canada, is shutting down. >> Read full article

Another Canfor veteran joins Catalyst Paper

Catalyst Paper has appointed Sean Curran senior vice-president, sales and marketing, replacing Jim Bayles, who is retiring. >> Read full article

New report outlines keys to cleantech success

The Cleantech Directions report includes ideas for funding and grants, target markets, how to leverage policy shifts and obtaining executive support. >> Read full article

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Cascades becomes more focused and centralized

During PaperWeek Canada in February, Suzanne Blanchet outlined recent changes at Cascades, a Quebec-based manufacturer of tissue and packaging. Between 2011 and 2015, Cascades closed 15 plants and shed 6 assets. The focus now, said Blanchet, is on strengthening the company’s presence in Europe, continued cost reduction and an IT upgrade. >> Learn More…


Lignin in polyurethane nears commercial status

A Quebec company is developing a polymerization process to incorporate lignin in polyurethane foams, and hopes to begin commercial production later this year. >> Read full article

Short course introduces pulp and paper technology

UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre is offering a three-day, hands-on course called Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology >> Read full article

International Paper’s Forst receives leadership award

Accepting the ASPI 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award, Don Forst commented on the need for trusted partners in this industry. >> 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