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Softwood lumber duties to dampen outlook for Canada’s wood products industry

Following its strongest showing in three years, production growth in Canada’s wood products industry is expected to moderate significantly in 2017 due to the incoming U.S. trade restrictions on Canadian softwood lumber, according to a recent report.

Bioeconomy proponents welcome Supercluster program

Proponents leading the development of a bioeconomy supercluster welcome the federal government’s launch of the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Such superclusters will help specific high potential Canadian economic sectors advance technical platforms to enhance their world leadership position.

Kruger announces new position for Paul DeRose

Kruger Publication Papers has announced Paul DeRose as its new vice president of sales, offering more than 35 years of experience in the industry, including 15 years at Kruger.
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New safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced nonwovens machines

In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) nonwovens machines, saying the standard will help producers ensure “safe and reliable operation” of their machines. » Read More

Andritz to acquire Paperchine USA

International technology Group Andritz has signed a contract for the acquisition of Paperchine Inc., owned by AstenJohnson Holdings Ltd., headquartered in Charleston, S.C. » Read More

Siemens Canada signs MOU to advance cleantech in Canada

Siemens Canada and Kensington Capital Partners Limited have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at accelerating the commercialization of cleantech energy solutions in Canada. » Read More

Tissue 2017 Conference & Expo

October 3-6, 2017
Location: Miami, Fla.
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Specialty Papers US

September 19-21, 2017
Location: Milwaukee, Wis.
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