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A list of forestry events cancelled so far in North America due to coronavirus

Several forestry and pulp and paper events in North America have been postponed, cancelled or modified in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Report: Global wood fibre costs for pulp down in Q4 2019, chemical pulp shipments up

Wood Resources International (WRI) has released the Wood Resource Quarterly report on the global forest industry’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Revenue up for Kruger Products in full-year 2019 results

KP Tissue Inc. has reported the Q4 2019 and full-year 2019 financial and operational results of KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP).

Resolute’s Thunder Bay mill contains small fire

A fire that broke out in dumper two and three at Resolute Forest Products’ pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Mar. 11 was quickly contained with no reported injuries.


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How is COVID-19 impacting the Canadian pulp market?

As the cases of novel coronavirus climb in Canada, a Fastmarkets RISI analyst says the pulp market may continue to see low prices. » Read More

PaperCon 2020 conference postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

The Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) has postponed the upcoming PaperCon 2020 conference as a result of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. » Read More

Chip considerations: papermaking processes start with wood chip quality

This technical paper examines how critical wood chip size distribution is during kraft pulping operations. » Read More

WEBINAR: Optimizing papermaking operations for today’s workforce is April 9

In this FREE webinar, speakers from FPInnovations and Honeywell engage in a roundtable discussion about papermaking optimization despite declining operator and control engineer experience. » Read More

FPAC names EACOM Timber CEO as new board chair

EACOM Timber CEO and president Kevin Edgson has been name the new board chair of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). » Read More
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FPAC: Report highlights need to resolve truck driver shortage for forestry

A new report by Trucking HR Canada addressing the truck driver labour shortage has prompted a response from the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). » Read more

Miura America heads up delivery of on-demand steam generation

Three companies have partnered to deliver “Steam-as-a-Service” to pulp and paper mills, where users can have access to state-of-the-art modular boiler systems, IoT capabilities, and onsite operation and maintenance, all for a monthly fee. » Read more

ANDRITZ debuts new tissue machine for dry crepe tissue

The PrimeLineVRT features a vertical CrescentFormer in the forming section that enhances dewatering of the fibre web. This enables higher dryness right after the press section and an increase in paper caliper. » Read more


May 27-30, 2020
Location: Jasper, AB
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32nd International Mechanical Pulping Conference

June 7-10, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition

June 10-11, 2020
Location: Prince George, BC
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International Pulp Week

June 14-16, 2020
Location: Vancouver, BC
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