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January 16, 2019

Saskatchewan First Nations form forestry alliance

Thirteen First Nations have formed the new Saskatchewan First Nations Forestry Alliance, which will determine how business-related opportunities will be handled on First Nations' ancestral lands.

Lignin researcher named as Canadian finalist for innovation award

A graduate researcher from the University of British Columbia's School of Chemical and Biological Engineering who is studying lignin has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award.

Canada announces new rules for drones effective June 1

The new rules apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight.

AMETEK Surface Vision appoints new director of sales

The provider of automated on-line surface inspection solutions has appointed Francois Levac as the director of sales, with a focus on North America and Latin America.

West Fraser to further reduce production at three B.C. sawmills

West Fraser has announced further temporary curtailments of approximately three weeks of production throughout the first quarter of 2019 at each of three British Columbia sawmills: Chasm, 100 Mile House, and Chetwynd.
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Toscotec to supply PM5 rebuild at Smurfit Kappa mill in France

Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France. » Read More

Georgia-Pacific to lay off nearly 700 people at Louisiana mill

Georgia-Pacific has announced it will lay off nearly 700 people and shut down pulp production at its Louisiana mill as it exits the communication papers business. » Read More

Voith's SensorBlade uses contact pressure to measure roll performance

Voith is offering a new service for optimizing doctor blade settings, which uses uniform contact pressure over the entire width of the roll to avoid damage to roll covers and web breaks. » Read More

UPM is tendering to build a pulp terminal alongside potential new mill

UPM is taking part in an international public tendering process of a pulp storage and shipping site in the port of Montevideo organized by the National Ports Administration (ANP) of Uruguay. » Read More

PaperWeek Canada 2019

Feb. 4-7, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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BIOFOR International 2019

Feb. 4-7, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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Mar. 24-26, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
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International Munich Paper Symposium 2019

Mar. 27-29, 2019
Location: Munich, GER
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International Pulp Week

May 5-7, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC
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PaperCon 2019

May 5-8, 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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PACWEST Conference 2019

June 5-8, 2019
Location: Whistler, BC
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