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West Fraser reports loss in Q2 2019, impacted by softer lumber prices

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported a loss in its second quarter 2019 results compared to the year-ago period, which the company attributes to softer lumber prices, higher log costs and higher duties.

Domtar receives $28.8M from feds to improve fibre tech for plastic alternatives

The federal government has announced a $28.8 million investment in Domtar Inc. to support its $57.5 million project to implement new equipment and processes at its pulp and specialty paper mill in Espanola, Ontario.

Canfor Corporation's VP digital departs for CN

David Trent, Canfor Corporation's vice-president of technology and digital, has left his role in the forestry sector to become the VP and chief digital officer of the Canadian National Railway (CN), effective August 19, 2019.

BC projects employing pulp and paper residuals get $815K in funding

Two projects that will use gene extraction technology on residuals from pulp and paper mills are receiving more than $815,000 in funding from Genome BC and the BC Pulp & Paper BioAlliance (BioAlliance).

Ottawa funding two projects to improve bioplastics compostability

The federal government is handing out $300,000 to two small businesses for projects that would improve the compostability of bioplastics made from forest-based residue.
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Q&A: David Mead, risk analyst at IPA

Investing in capital projects in pulp and paper? Keep them on track and budget with these tips from a risk analyst. » Read More

Sappi North America announces new president

Sappi Limited has appointed Michael (Mike) G. Haws as the president and CEO of Sappi North America, effective October 1, 2019. » Read More

Ahlstrom-Munksjö develops wax alternative paper for packaging

ParaFree Wax Alternative Papers are an eco-friendly, fiber-based solution that are paraffin wax free, which the company says reduces the dependency on petroleum-based ingredients. » Read More

Two Sides works with companies to remove 'greenwash' messaging against paper

Paper advocacy group Two Sides says it has worked with over 400 companies around the world to remove environmental claims such as "go green – go paperless" and "save trees" from their messaging. » Read More

BillerudKorsnäs creates paper battery using paper machine

In collaboration with researchers at Uppsala University, basic research has been developed to be able to use ordinary paper fibres for the manufacturing of batteries. » Read More

Viscose producer creates new fibre from FSC-certified dissolving pulp

Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has produced new viscose fibre mixing FSC-certified dissolving pulp and recycled cotton. » 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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BLRBAC Fall 2019 Meeting

October 14-16, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
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October 27-30, 2019
Location: St. Louis, MO
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FPInnovations Applied Tissue Course

November 5-6, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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