Jul. 17, 2017 - Wood fibre costs for pulp mills in the U.S. Northwest have fallen faster than in other region of the U.S. the past year, resulting in a more competitive industry sector, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. Despite the recent price reductions in Washington and Oregon, pulp manufacturers in the southern states continued to have lower wood fibre costs than pulp mills in the Northwest, Northeast and the Lake States in the 1Q/17.
Jul. 13, 2017 - When Irving Pulp and Paper of Saint John, N.B., started up its new continuous pulping operation in March 2016, it was a milestone in the Canadian pulp and paper industry.
Published in Equipment & Systems
Jul. 12, 2017 - Private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia say they’re concerned a forestry consortium is putting them out of business by flooding the pulpwood market.
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Jul. 5, 2017 - UPM hopes to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading its production process with an investment of 30 million euros (roughly C$44.4 million).
Jun. 21 2017 - Overcapacity remains a major factor in the global outlook for pulp and paper in 2017. Indeed, by the end of the year, global market pulp production will be at an unprecedented all-time high in human history.
Jun. 12, 2017 - Pulp production grew 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, totalling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016.
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May 24, 2017 - Xerium Technologies has been awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria’s new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil. The new machine is scheduled to go online in the third quarter of 2017, adding 1.95 million tons of market pulp to Fibria’s annual production.
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May 2, 2017 - Domtar Corporation on April 27 released preliminary results for its first quarter of 2017, pointing to good momentum in pulp markets. The company noted its pulp business is growing having shipped nearly 25 percent more tons when compared to the same quarter last year. When compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, pulp shipments increased nine per cent.
Apr. 18, 2017 - FITNIR Analyzers has been awarded with supplying its FT-NIR online analyzer system to Harmac Pacific. A single analyzer and field sampling station system will analyze seven recovery and recaust streams at the Nanaimo, B.C., mill.
Apr. 2, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products has announced the successful start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun, Tenn., adding that the first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Domtar makes products that people around the world rely on every day, and we make them at facilities around the world. Each location is as unique as the people who work there.
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Feb. 6, 2017 - Hardwood fibre prices have slowly turned around this year with the HFPI price index being up 5.6 per cent from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jan. 23, 2017 - Kamloops This Week is reporting that Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to Domtar pulp mill last week for the second time in 25 hours after signs of a small industrial fire.
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Jan. 4, 2017 - The Western Producer is reporting that Sustaina-Pulp Canada intends to build its first straw-to-pulp mill in Belle Plaine, Sask. According to Les Schaevitz, company president, the process will convert cereal and flax straw into pulp suitable for making paper.
Dec. 20, 2016 - Last week, Resolute and Toundra Greenhouse leadership, accompanied by the premier of Quebec, government officials and local business partners, officially inaugurated the greenhouse complex destined to become the largest in Quebec.
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Dec. 6, 2016 - Domtar’s Windsor, Que., mill picked up two accolades last month for sustainable forest management.
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Dec. 6, 2016 - Hokuetsu Kishu Paper (HKP) says it is preparing to increase its collaboration with InnoTech Alberta and Alberta Innovates to further the development of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a green nanomaterial produced through the pulping process of its subsidiary Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac).
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Dec. 2, 2016 - International Paper says it has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business for approximately $2.2 billion in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.
Nov. 30, 2016 - A Finnish supplier of pulp and paper web monitoring and web inspection system solutions is investing strongly in its North American operations with the establishment of new company in the United States. Wesley Sweeny has been appointed vice-president of operations for the North American business of Procemex Inc.
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September 19-21, 2017
Paperworld China 2017
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