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September 11, 2019
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Report: Global forest industry hit hard in Q2, pulp demand down

The global forest industry has had a difficult second quarter with softening prices and excess supply, according to Wood Resource Quarterly’s highlights from its “Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2019” report.

Environment minister calls for federal review of Northern Pulp plan

Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna has again requested that Northern Pulp’s proposed plan for a new effluent treatment plant undergo a federal environment review.

Prince George Pulp and Paper to temporarily curtail production

A scheduled maintenance shutdown at Canfor’s Prince George Pulp and Paper mill in Prince George, BC will be extended by two weeks into a temporary closure.

Remembering David John Kraske

David John Kraske, who worked in the North American pulp and paper industry for over 30 years, has passed away at age 88.
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CGIS Introduces a New Option for Transmitter Isolation Valves

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Fortress Global Enterprises secures up to $15M loan to continue operations

The loan will allow Fortress uninterrupted operations as it continues to execute its previously announced strategic and financing initiative. » Read More

Ontario awards $2.4M for forestry training projects

The Ontario government has announced that it will provide $2.4 million in funding for two SkillsAdvance Ontario training projects in the forestry sector. » Read More

UPM Raflatac appoints new area sales director for eastern North America

UPM Raflatac has appointed Brinder Gill to its North America sales team as area sales director for the eastern United States and Canada. » Read More
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BASF to sell its paper pigments business to DIC

BASF is selling its global pigments business used in pulp and paper production, printing and packaging to fine chemical company DIC for €1.15 billion. » Read more

Voith develops shoe-blade gap former for packaging papers

Voith expands its portfolio in the forming section with the DuoFormer CBh – a shoe-blade gap former solution for the fabrication of packaging papers at high production rates. » Read more

BillerudKorsnäs invests in recycling company for single-use packaging

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a minority holding in Recycl3R, a company that has developed a global, digital solution to increase recycling rates of single-use packaging. » Read more

PAPTAC Atlantic Branch Conference

September 18-20, 2019
Location: Edmunston, NB
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Specialty Papers US 2019

September 30-October 2, 2019
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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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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PAPTAC Alkaline Pulping Committee Meeting

October 22-23, 2019
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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October 27-30, 2019
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Fastmarkets RISI North American Conference

October 28-30, 2019
Location: Boston, MA
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PAPTAC Bleaching Committee Fall 2019 Meeting

November 6-8, 2019
Location: Victoria, BC
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PAPTAC ECBLRBAC Fall 2019 Meeting

November 12-14, 2019
Location: Sherbrooke, QC
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