Innovation
July 31, 2019 – A Michigan paper mill has converted hemp stalks grown and pulped in Colorado into rolls of hemp paper, marking an industry milestone for integrated industrial hemp processor PureHemp Technology.
July 31, 2019 – Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is starting preparatory work on the land of its Kemi mill site in Finland as part of pre-engineering for a potential bioproduct mill.
July 19, 2019 – Two projects that will use gene extraction technology on residuals from pulp and paper mills are receiving more than $815,000 in funding from Genome BC and the BC Pulp & Paper BioAlliance (BioAlliance). 
July 17, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched a new wax alternative paper for food packaging. 
July 17, 2019 – BillerudKorsnäs, developer of packaging materials, has completed the world's first production of a paper battery on a paper machine.
July 17, 2019 – Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has produced new viscose fibre mixing FSC-certified dissolving pulp and recycled cotton.
July 11, 2019 – As market competition in the pulp and paper industry grows and traditional revenue streams erode, mills are on the lookout for new products.
July 4, 2019 – Fabio Perini has developed a "green" primary and secondary packaging solution for tissue products that can adapt to current systems and existing equipment as part of the push to decrease plastic use in packaging.
July 3, 2019 – CH-Bioforce, a Finnish start-up founded by wood chemists, has developed an approach to fractionating biomass and converting all of its components into high-value material streams.
June 24, 2019 – A project coordinated by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is receiving funding to improve wood-to-textile value chains to enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres. 
June 13, 2019 – Ionic Engineering, an Ontario-based machine building firm, has created an electronic lockout system that can be used in large-scale heavy industries including pulp and paper.
May 28, 2019 – Cascades, manufacturer of ecological recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, has won the Ruby Award for innovation of the year in the confectionery industry to its recyclable and insulating container northbox®.
May 16, 2019 – Producing paper is about large volumes, and the step from manufacturing in lab to industrial production therefore faces great challenges.
May 15, 2019 – Canada’s first national Bioeconomy Strategy, released by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada on May 14, reflects the views of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country.
April 25, 2019 – British Columbia’s forest resources and fibre supply have supported the province’s economy and Canada’s GDP for decades.
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