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November 13, 2019

Fortress Global Enterprises reports Q3 2019 results ‘well below’ expectations

Fortress Global Enterprises has reported its 2019 third-quarter results, citing an operating EBITDA loss of $7.2 million compared to operating EBITDA loss of $9.5 million in the previous quarter.

APP Canada to debut new uncoated paper in early 2020

APP Canada will expand its Paperline portfolio of products with Paperline Gold, a premium grade paper with 98 per cent brightness, in early 2020.

KP Tissue sees strong Q3 2019 for Kruger Products, with revenue up 6%

KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) has reported strong growth in its Q3 2019 financial and operational results for Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP).

Idled Lebel-sur-Quévillon pulp mill to restart as Nordic Kraft

Chantiers Chibougamau, a Quebec forest products company, plans to restart the Lebel-sur-Quévillon pulp mill and cogeneration facility under the new name Nordic Kraft in 2020.

Cascades reports solid performance in Q3 2019

Cascades has released its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2019, citing sales of over $1.26 billion.

Ontario invests $20.8M in pre-apprenticeship training for skilled trades

The Ontario government has announced a $20.8 million investment in the province’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training program to attract more people to the trades.

BillerudKorsnäs appoints board chairman as interim CEO

The board of directors of BillerudKorsnäs AB has appointed the current chairman of the board, Lennart Holm, as acting CEO, effective as of November 5, 2019.

Taking control of variability in the pulp mill

Martin Fairbank investigates advanced process control modules combining model predictive control, soft sensors and pulp tracking.
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Report: Consumer demand for sustainable packaging to boost paper coatings market

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Rayonier Advanced Materials reports net loss of $14M in Q3 2019

Rayonier Advanced Materials has reported a net loss from continuing operations for Q3 2019 of $14 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share. » Read More

Canadians willing to pay more for sustainable packaging: APP Canada survey

Sustainably sourced packaged material is becoming increasingly important in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62 per cent willing to pay more for such products. » Read More

Kruger Products receives ISO 50001 certification for energy management

The Kruger Products Gatineau Plant has been certified ISO 50001 for energy management, making Kruger Products L.P. the first company to receive the certification from the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ). » Read More

Pixelle Specialty Solutions to acquire two Verso paper mills in the U.S.

Pixelle Specialty Solutions has signed an agreement to acquire specialty paper mills in Jay (Androscoggin), Maine and Stevens Point, Wisconsin from Verso Corporation. » Read More

Voith debuts SealView inspection system for suction rolls

Voith has released the SealView inspection system, which monitors the wear on every single seal strip and can be used with conventional and Voith HydroSeal seal strip designs. » Read More

Williamette Falls Paper trials first run of non-wood paper

Willamette Falls Paper Company in West Linn, Oregon has made its first successful trial of non-wood paper grades using pulp from local agricultural waste – producing both coated and uncoated grades using 10 per cent non-wood pulp fibre. » Read More

Paper packaging manufacturer Gelpac acquires U.S. poly plant

Gelpac, a Canadian paper and polyethelene packaging solutions supplier, has acquired WBC Extrusion Products, an American specialty manufacturer of single-use blown polymer films » Read More

ND Paper to upgrade pulp and paper equipment in two U.S. mills in 2020

ND Paper plans to make improvements to its mills in Maine and Wisconsin over the next year. » Read More

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