October 17, 2018 – Toronto-based industrial products and services providers Wajax Corporation has acquired all of the Montreal-based Groupe Delom Inc. ("Delom") for $51.8 million.
October 15, 2018 – Investigators are looking into the cause of death of a 56-year old man at the White Birch Paper mill in Quebec City on Saturday.
October 11, 2018 – Efficient use of raw materials in papermaking means literally keeping them from going down the drain, and thus any recovery and reuse of fibre, chemicals or hot water is an easy way to reduce production costs. This can be a technical challenge, however. Two presentations during the Papermaking sessions at PaperWeek Canada in Montreal this past February discussed how to help close the loop and recover these raw materials. A third presentation brought news about an innovation in the dryer section.
Published in Innovation
October 11, 2018 – Buckman, a global company specializing in innovative chemical and smart solutions, has announced changes to its freight pricing for the pulp and paper industry in North America.
October 10, 2018 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of U.S. specialty paper producer Expera Specialty Solutions for USD 615 million.
October 10, 2018 – Irving Pulp and Paper has pleaded guilty to three pollution charges issued under the Fisheries Act and has agreed to pay up to $3.5 million in penalties.
October 10, 2018 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has partnered with Martha Tilaar Group (MTG), a cosmetics and hermal medicine manufacturer, and the Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) to train 1,000 women from forest communities by 2020 to help them become entrepreneurs and to preserve herbal plants.
Published in Sustainability
October 9, 2018 – Paper Excellence Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire the British Columbia–based Catalyst Paper Corporation, including its three facilities located in Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, its Surrey distribution centre and headquarters in Richmond.
October 9, 2018 – Valmet has acquired Enertechnix, a high-tech combustion diagnostics and monitoring technology company based in Washington, USA.
October 5, 2018 – I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new editor of Pulp & Paper Canada. I’m joining the magazine at what seems like a pivotal time, with plant optimization – whether via openings, closures or new technology – at the forefront of an industry that is adapting to fit a changing consumer landscape.
Published in Global Trends
October 4, 2018 – Mercer International has signed a deal to acquire Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI)'s mill properties in Western Canada for $465 million.
October 4, 2018 – KaMin, the manufacturer of hydrous and calcined kaolin, has announced it will increase prices for kaolin clay products for the global paper and packaging markets effective January 1, 2019, or as contracts allow.
October 3, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. has agreed to sell its Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard, LLC for a total purchase price of about USD 300 million.
October 2, 2018 – Packaging company Sonoco has completed the acquisition of the remaining 70 per cent interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco, a vertically integrated global leader in the manufacture of paper-based cones and tubes used in the textile industry.
October 1, 2018 – Cascades has announced that its president and CEO, Mario Plourde, received the 2019 Clean50 and Clean16 awards from Delta Management Group.
September 28, 2018 - Clearwater Paper Corporation, the U.S.-based producer of tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp, has appointed Steve Bowden as senior vice-president and general manager of its pulp and paperboard division, effective October 1, 2018.
September 27, 2018 - Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the completion of the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
Published in Equipment & Systems
September 27, 2018 - Metsä Tissue and Skangas have entered into an agreement that will see Skangas supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Mänttä tissue paper mill in Finland for production process use.
Published in Supplier News
Irving Pulp & Paper to pay up to $3.5M for dumping chargesOctober 10, 2018 – Irving Pulp and Paper has pleaded…
Worker found dead at White Birch's Quebec millOctober 15, 2018 – Investigators are looking into the cause…
Buckman increases pulp and paper freight pricing in North AmericaOctober 11, 2018 – Buckman, a global company specializing in…
Ahlstrom-Munksjö acquires Expera Specialty SolutionsOctober 10, 2018 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of…
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