Coming soon! Pulp & Paper Canada: The Podcast
By P&PC Staff
Pulp & Paper Canada has been bringing the industry the news it needs to know in print since 1903, online since the early 2000s and now to your ears!
We’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of Pulp & Paper Canada: The Podcast, where we will be interviewing experts about the latest trends and technologies in the forest products sector.
Every month, join Kristina Urquhart, editor of Pulp & Paper Canada magazine, as she talks to guests about topics such as market trends, process control, safety applications, machinery and equipment, sustainability and energy efficiency, software solutions, Industry 4.0 and the IIoT, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence.
Containerboard during COVID-19: What’s happening in Canada?
Our first episode features an interview with Allen Kirkpatrick, executive director for the Canadian Corrugated & Containerboard Association (CCCA). Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCCA has lobbied the government to acknowledge the cardboard packaging supply chain as an essential service, and connected its members with information on safety protocols and operating procedures.
In the interview, Kirkpatrick details how the containerboard industry has been affected by the pandemic and how they’re handling santization of their products and facilities. He also discusses new technologies converters and roll-stock producers should be aware of, and how the pulp and paper industry can bring more public awareness to Canada’s use of recycled fibre.
“I think maybe the pandemic will heighten that [producers] need to help customers understand why they have selected corrugated cardboard packaging,” he says in the interview.
“We have over 12,000 employees across the country. It’s time for them to realize that by the world telling us we’re essential to the essential – well, [let’s] help people understand why.”
Hear more from Allen Kirkpatrick by tuning into our podcast the week of June 8, 2020.
If you have an idea for an episode of Pulp & Paper Canada: The Podcast, email our host Kristina Urquhart at email@example.com.