Jan. 15, 2018 - Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a US$3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.
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Jan. 15, 2018 - PaperWorks Industries has invested US$3 million in a new warehouse for its Wabash, Ind., paperboard mill. The new facility is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2018.
Jan. 11, 2018 - Numerous Canadian associations and businesses are speaking out after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday it will levy preliminary countervailing duties of 0.65 to 9.93 per cent on imported Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (newsprint).
Jan. 4, 2018 - Precision Energy Services (PES) has designed and supplied a second recycled paper mill sludge-to-energy system for Atlantic Packaging, processing 100,000 tonnes per year of paper mill sludge that was previously being sent to local area landfills. Along with eliminating the cost of sludge disposal, the system also reduces the cost of fossil fuels by the offset generation of plant steam.
Published in Green Energy
Jan. 2, 2018 - American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) president and CEO Donna Harman has announced the association’s filing of formal comments with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Chinese authorities:
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fortress Paper Ltd. has reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. (FSC), has entered into a credit agreement with a private arm’s length lender, who will provide a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of up to US$5 million to FSC, subject to certain borrowing base restrictions.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products has acquired 49-per-cent equity interest held by The New York Times Company in Donohue Malbaie for $20 million, adding to the 51-per-cent share it already owns.
Dec. 21, 2017 - Fortress Paper’s wholly owned subsidiary, Fortress Security Papers AG, is selling its Switzerland banknote and security paper business for roughly $28 million.
Dec. 9, 2017 - Brazil’s Suzano Papel e Celulos has closed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Amazonian paper factory Facepa for 310 million reais (roughly US$95 million).
Dec. 8, 2017 - Clearwater Paper Corporation announced that Beth Ford has been appointed as chair to the company’s board of directors effective January 1, 2018.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Sappi Limited, a global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialty and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, has announced it will acquire the specialty paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG (CPG) for roughly US$149 million.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Valmet says it has revolutionized water drainage in the wire section of a paper machine with its polarized forming fabrics.
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Nov. 29, 2017 - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a minor fire at the Resolute Forest Products paper mill Sunday afternoon, reports TBNewsWatch.
Nov. 26, 2017 - Cortec Corporation says it has developed an environmentally acceptable replacement to unrecyclable polycoated and waxed papers.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Case Paper recently completed the installation of a MarquipWardUnited sheeter at its Chicago, Ill., plant, increasing the plant’s sheeting capabilities by 30 per cent to approximately 30,000 tonnes a year.
Nov. 23, 2017 - In the not-so-distant past, printed catalogues were the top choice for marketers to showcase their goods to captive audiences. But along came online shopping, bringing with it an all-new dimension to consumers’ purchasing paths, along with digital marketing tools to drive purchasing behaviour.
Published in Global Trends
Nov. 22, 2017 - WestRock Company, a provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has announced a planned investment in its Florence, S.C., kraft linerboard mill with the goal to increase its efficiency, quality and service levels.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Appvion has announced plans to consolidate the majority of the carbonless paper coating and rewinding operations currently performed at its plant in Appleton, Wis., to its integrated pulp and paper mill in Roaring Spring, Penn., and relocate the Appleton Plant’s sheeting operations to an Appvion-operated facility near the mill.
Nov. 16, 2017 - FPInnovations, in collaboration with The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), has developed a Product Category Rules (PCR) that will allow North American pulp, paper, tissue and containerboard manufacturers to communicate the environmental footprints of their products in compliance with international standards.
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