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August 7, 2019

Domtar reports weaker performance than expected in Q2 2019

The company cites net earnings of $18 million ($0.28 per share) for the second quarter of 2019 compared to net earnings of $43 million ($0.68 per share) for the second quarter of 2018.

Rayonier to sell Matane, Que. pulp mill to Sappi

Rayonier Advanced Materials is selling its Matane, Quebec pulp mill and related assets to Sappi Limited for a purchase price of approximately US$175 million.

Resolute reports decrease in net income, sales in Q2 2019

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has reported a decrease in net income for Q2 2019, of $25 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $72 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, in the same period in 2018.

Five trends affecting the packaging market

Packaging solutions have delivered greater value over the past five years, indicates a new research study by research and consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Kruger Biomaterials receives $2M from feds to scale up CF production

Kruger Biomaterials Inc. is receiving $2 million from the federal government for a commercial-scale facility that will manufacture cellulose filaments, touted as the first of its kind in the world.
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merQbiz introduces quality assessment tool for recovered paper

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Colorado company partners with mill to turn hemp pulp into paper

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Voith supplies largest board machine to BillerudKorsnäs

BillerudKorsnäs recently commissioned KM 7, the largest board machine in the world, at its production facility in Gruvön, Sweden. » Read More

Metsä Fibre starting pre-engineering on possible bioproducts mill site

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is starting preparatory work on the land of its Kemi mill site in Finland as part of pre-engineering for a potential bioproduct mill. » 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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