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February 6, 2019

PaperWeek Canada begins with panels on bioeconomy, women

PaperWeek Canada kicked off today, bringing together professionals in the pulp and paper and forestry industries.

Former DMI mill changes its name to Mercer Peace River Pulp

DMI’s Peace River Pulp Division, which was part of a recent acquisition by Mercer International, has formally changed its name to Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd.

Weyerhaeuser reports Q4 2018 net loss

Weyerhaeuser Company has reported a fourth-quarter 2018 net loss of $93 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.6 billion.

Ontario adds online training option for health and safety certification

The program can now be completed remotely so that companies don't have to send their employees to a five-day classroom course. The government estimates the changes will save companies $5 million per year.

Canfor announces additional temporary curtailment of operations in B.C.

Canfor Corporation has issued a temporarily curtailment of operations at three British Columbia mills, adding another 40 million board feet to its previously announced reductions.

Fire destroys historic paper plant in N.J.

A massive fire destroyed the historic Marcal Paper plant in New Jersey last Wednesday, leaving 500 people without jobs.

Northern Pulp asks for one-year extension on effluent plan

Northern Pulp has submitted a request to the Nova Scotia government to extend the deadline to move its effluent drainage system, and indicated that it may not be able to continue to operate without extra time.

Feds provide update on forthcoming pulp and paper effluent regulations

The new regulations would set more stringent standards on the level of contaminants allowed in pulp mill wastewater.
Featured News 
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Predictive maintenance for process control

Mariana Sandin, a process engineer working for a data software developer, spends her days helping clients figure out how they can improve their operational efficiencies to best navigate the changing pulp and paper landscape. “There are a lot of misconceptions about this industry,” she says. “It’s an industry that is in transformation. But it’s also an industry that is not dying.” » Read More

Resolute releases Q4 and year-end 2018 results

Resolute Forest Products has released its preliminary fourth-quarter and year-end 2018 results for the period ended December 31, 2018, reporting $932 million in sales, up $34 million from the year-ago period. » Read More

BASF complete merger of paper and chemicals with Solenis

BASF and Solenis have completed the previously announced merger of BASF’s wet-end paper and water chemicals business with Solenis. » Read More

Editorial: A cause for innovation

In the editorial from our most recent issue, we discuss innovation across the country, from FPInnovations technology to Bosk Bioproducts's R&D to Canadian Kraft Paper's operations optimization. » Read More

Interflon lubricants now available in North America

The Holland-based manufacturer Interflon has announced its range of high-performance lubricants is now available to paper and pulp manufacturers in the Canada and the U.S. » Read More

Seeq releases update to include frequency analysis

Seeq Corporation has released R21, an update to its advanced analytics solution for process manufacturing customers. » Read More

Worker frees himself after floor collapse at former B.C. pulp mill

A worker was briefly trapped at the former Catalyst pulp and paper mill in Campbell River, B.C. after a floor collapsed and caused a gas leak. » 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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BLRBAC 2019 Spring Meeting

April 8-10, 2019M
Location: Atlanta, GA
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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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