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August 28, 2019

FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor elected ICFPA president

Derek Nighbor, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), has been elected president of the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA).

Canfor forms special committee to review Great Pacific buyout offer

Canfor Corporation has formed the special committee that will review the $981.7-million buyout offer from Jim Pattison’s Great Pacific Capital Corporation.

Union joins call for Ontario government to restart Fort Frances pulp mill

Unifor has joined the call for the Ontario government to get involved in the efforts to re-start a shuttered pulp and paper mill that was recently sold by Resolute Forest Products to a development company.

AF&PA: U.S. paper shipments down in all categories in July

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) says shipments of packaging papers and specialty packaging, containerboard, boxboard and printing-writing papers in the U.S are down across the board in its July 2019 industry reports.

Fortress Global forms committee to consider financing alternatives

After a 10-year low in dissolving pulp prices, the board of directors at Fortress Global Enterprises has formed a strategic committee to consider alternatives for the company.
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Andritz acquires Swedish chemical pulping company Kempulp

Kempulp designs and markets technologies used in chemical pulping, including pulp washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching technologies. » Read More

Stora Enso CEO to step down in 2020

Karl-Henrik Sundström, the CEO of Finnish pulp and paper company Stora Enso, will step down from his position in the first quarter of 2020. » Read More

SFI releases annual report on forest sustainability progress

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has released “Forests of Opportunity,” its annual progress report, which contains an overview of its activities with forest partners throughout Canada and the US. » Read More

Resolute wins sustainability award for greenhouse gas reduction investments

Resolute Forest Products has won a sustainability award from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) for its recent climate change initiative. » Read More

Voith debuts SupremeFilm polyurethane roll cover for film presses

To positively influence paper characteristics such as printability, coating and starch are applied to the paper in the coating and sizing section using applicator units. » 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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