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February 13, 2019

Workers had filed safety concerns prior to pellet plant explosion

A fire and explosion at a wood pellet plant west of Edmonton that sent three people to hospital Monday, including one with serious injuries, also had a fire at its facility in January 2019.

Paper Excellence receives clearance to acquire Catalyst

Paper Excellence has received clearance from the Canadian Competition Bureau for its previously announced agreement to acquire Catalyst Paper.

Corner Brook Pulp & Paper and unions reach new deal

The Kruger-owned, Newfoundland-based mill and its unionized workers have reached a new collective agreement.

Fortress Xylitol receives $10M from feds for demo plant

The Fortress Global Enterprises–owned company is receiving the funding from Natural Resources Canada to help build a xylitol and complementary bioproducts demonstration plant.

CelluForce gets $6.4M investment for demo plant

The federal and Quebec governments have announced a combined $6.4-million investment to allow CelluForce Inc.'s cellulose nanocrystal facility to become the world's first full commercial demonstration-scale plant of its kind.

Northern Pulp formally submits new effluent drainage plan

The proposed project sees a new effluent treatment facility constructed on Northern Pulp property, which includes a 15.5-kilometre water pipe.

B.C. forestry group approves $10M in funding to reduce wood waste

The Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia has expedited the approval of $10 million in funding for projects that will redirect more wood waste to mills, create more jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
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Top tips to optimize belt cleaner tension

Given the number of conveyor-related accidents that occur during routine maintenance and cleanup, every bulk material handler has a vested interest in technologies to help reduce hazards and prevent injuries. » Read More

Domtar sees 2018 earnings up after solid showing in pulp and paper

For fiscal year 2018, net earnings amounted to $283 million ($4.48 per share) compared to a net loss of $258 million ($4.11 per share) for fiscal year 2017. » Read More

VTT developing software to monitor a paper machine's carbon footprint

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a software tool for on-line life cycle assessment that can be used to control equipment based on their carbon footprint. » Read More

Market outlook for food packaging in the paper industry

The APP sustainability study found that 71% of Canadians are placing higher importance on sustainable food packaging than they did five years ago. » Read More

GLV introduces new line of headboxes

The new technology is designed to optimize performance across a diverse mix of paper making machinery from linerboard to packaging, fluff pulp, fine and specialty paper. » Read More

Alhstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre collaborate on safety audits

The European companies are collaborating on pulp and paper safety by auditing each other’s production facilities. » Read More


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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