December 12, 2018 – A new report on the global paper, packaging and forest products industry compiled by Moody’s Investor Service says the outlook for next year has been changed to stable from positive, based on lower-than-expected earnings.
Published in Global Trends
December 11, 2018 – Fortress Advanced Bioproducts (FortressAB), a subsidiary of Fortress Global Enterprises, will receive an exclusive license from Mondelēz International, one of the world's largest snacking companies, to use its sugar-based bioproduct manufacturing technology on byproducts from Fortress's dissolving pulp mill.
Published in Innovation
December 11, 2018 – Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP), producer of supercalendered paper, has released an economic impact report on its effect in Nova Scotia, six years after the mill's re-opening.
Published in Financial Reports
December 11, 2018 – As the executive director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council for the past 28 years, John Mullinder has heard his share of (mis)information about forestry and paper practices in Canada – namely, that the clear cutting used in the industry is the cause of widespread deforestation.
Published in Forestry
December 10, 2018 – Mercer International Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI), which owns 100 per cent of a bleached kraft pulp mill in Peace River, Alberta. The deal was worth $465 million.
December 10, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products has joined the group developing an action plan for Canadian Institute of Forestry's gender equity initiative for the forestry sector.
December 7, 2018 – Cascades has acquired two manufacturing plants in the United States for US$37.4 million that will allow the company to double its production capacity of ecological packaging manufactured in moulded pulp.
December 3, 2018 – Kemira, the global chemicals company, has formed a joint venture with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology, an alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) producer in China.
Published in Supplier News
November 30, 2018 – Woodfibre LNG, a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on the site of a former pulp mill seven kilometres south of Squamish, British Columbia, has had economic benefit agreements worth up to $1.8 billion approved by the Squamish First Nation.
November 30, 2018 – Intertek, a global quality assurance provider, has opened a paper testing facility at its existing site in Chicago.
November 29, 2018 – Four independent senators and several fisheries researchers have called on the federal government to conduct a thorough environmental assessment on Northern Pulp's proposed effluent drainage pipeline, which has been the subject of much opposition over recent weeks.
November 29, 2018 – Irving Forest Services, a division of J.D. Irving Ltd., has seen success with virtual training through the Northern Lakes College (NLC) and Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program, which was designed for maintenance personnel and supervisors to learn effective management of physical assets.
Published in Workforce
November 27, 2018 – GLV, the global pulp and paper solutions supplier, has re-launched its formal company name and logo with a new brand identity that will be fully rolled out by the end of 2018.
November 27, 2018 – SIM/Cognibox, a Quebec-based training services company, has released 19 new e-learning training modules in English, for a range of industries including pulp and paper, as part of its ongoing health and safety programming.
Published in Health & Safety
November 26, 2018 – UPM's biorefining group has announced that its executive vice-president, Heikki Vappula, is believed to have died in a plane crash while on a private trip in Zimbabwe on Friday.
November 20, 2018 – Dryden, Ontario's Domtar pulp mill and woodlands operations have reached new four-year collective agreement with their union.
Published in Labour Relations
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