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July 3, 2019

Canadian and Russian pulp, log exports to China increase amid U.S. trade tensions

Wood Resource Quarterly reports that China’s imports of U.S. forest products fell by $430 million in the first four months of 2019 and the U.S. market share has fallen 35 per cent, whereas Canadian and Russian exporters have increased their shares since 2018.

Cascades releases further details on Orchids Paper acquisition

Cascades will pay a cash consideration of US$207 million, financed by the company's credit facilities, and anticipates the transaction will close in August or September 2019.

TAPPI names Dale Midyette to 2019 Fellows

The Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) recently inducted Dale Midyette, a senior process engineer at Jacobs, as a TAPPI Fellow.

West Linn Paper Mill to reopen as Willamette Falls Paper Company

The idled paper mill and assets in West Linn, Oregon have been purchased by the newly formed Willamette Falls Paper Company, a subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corporation in Vancouver, Washington.

Rayonier releases Kallima folding boxboard solution for packaging

The paperboard division of Rayonier Advanced Materials has launched a foldable, printable boxboard in its Kallima line of commercial printing grades.

Toscotec North America appoints new paper and board sales manager

Toscotec North America and Toscotec S.p.A. have announced that James Smith has joined the group as paper and board sales manager for North America.
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Formulating paper for sustainable, fibre-based packaging

With single-use plastics bans coming into effect around the globe, fibre alternatives are in the spotlight. Ricardo De Genova of Solenis explores key considerations of paper formulation for sustainable packaging. » Read More

Canfor Pulp to pause NBSK pulp production this summer

Canfor Pulp Products has announced it will be implementing phased summer curtailments in July and August at its Intercontinental and Northwood NBSK pulp mills in Prince George, British Columbia. » Read More

Report: U.S. production of containerboard, boxboard down in May

The American Forest & Paper Association has released its reports on containerboard, boxboard, packaging and specialty papers, and printing-writing grades for May 2019, citing decreases in production and/or shipments across all categories. » Read More

Research project aims to increase production of man-made cellulose fibres

A project coordinated by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is receiving funding to improve wood-to-textile value chains to enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres. » Read More

ABB provides digital upgrades for Port Townsend Paper

ABB has supplied Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC), a North American producer of pulp and paper products, with a new digital service that will allow the mill to continue operations and avoid a weeks-long shutdown. » Read More

AMETEK releases guide for paper inspection and web monitoring

AMETEK Surface Vision now offers a free guide for paper manufacturers looking to achieve both quality certification and yield optimization. » Read More

INDUSTRY SURVEY: Retention, reskilling and recruitment in pulp and paper

We need your help! Pulp & Paper Canada has created a survey to establish market insights for Canadian mills facing the skills shortage. » Read More

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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FPInnovations Pulp, Paper & Bioproducts Course

October 7-11, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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FPInnovations Applied Tissue Course

November 5-6, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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