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May 22, 2019

Tariffs lifted on steel, aluminum

The United States government removed its import taxes on aluminum and steel from Canada and Mexico Friday, ending an almost yearlong trade dispute between the three countries and setting the stage for the ratification of USMCA, the new NAFTA replacement deal.

PaperWeek Canada opens call for papers for 2020 conference

Topics for papers include papermaking, mechanical and kraft pulping, safety, reliability, environment, management and more.

Canada invests over $2.1M in Indigenous forestry projects in Alberta

The Canadian government has announced investments of more than $2.1 million in three forestry projects in Alberta that will boost Indigenous jobs in the sector and involvement in climate change prevention activities.

West Fraser announces temporary curtailment at B.C. sawmills

West Fraser has announced temporary production curtailments for a duration of approximately two weeks at two British Columbia sawmills: Chasm and 100 Mile House.

BIC releases Canada’s first national bioeconomy strategy

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.
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Bright ideas for better bleaching

At PaperWeek 2019 this past February, several bleaching presentations addressed aspects of improving bleach plant operation and cost control. » Read More

Fortress Global Enterprises reports operating EBITDA loss in Q1 2019

Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has reported its 2019 first-quarter results with an operating EBITDA loss of $9.7 million compared to operating EBITDA of $4.2 million in the previous quarter. » Read More

Editorial: Changing your safety culture

Getting the 54,000-plus workers in the Canadian pulp and paper sector home safely every day should come before all else. » Read More

RISE develops pulse production for specialty paper manufacturing

At RISE, the Swedish Research Institute and innovation partner, researchers and operating staff have now found a way forward through so-called pulse production, which allows for testing of specialty papers with very small amounts of pulp. » Read More

Wood Products Safety Summit to address safety culture, best practices

The Wood Products Safety Summit, on June 11 in Prince George, B.C., is targeted at all forestry manufacturing sectors including lumber, OSB, pellets and pulp. The program will benefit production personnel, maintenance staff, management and senior executives. » Read More

PACWEST Conference 2019

June 5-8, 2019
Location: Whistler, BC
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PAPTAC Atlantic Branch Conference

September 18-20, 2019
Location: Edmunston, NB
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TissueCon 2019

October 1-4, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
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