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Kruger announces temporary, indefinite shutdown of Brompton paper mill

Kruger Specialty Papers will temporarily shut down its Brompton, Quebec newsprint, specialty papers and biomass facility, affecting 272 jobs.

Resolute to adjust production capacity in response to COVID-19

Resolute Forest Products says it expects to scale up pulp and tissue production and reduce capacity in its paper and wood products segments in response demand to during COVID-19.

Harmac Pacific mill doubles down on pulp for medical supplies

Nanaimo, B.C.’s Harmac Pacific mill is producing pulp to make medical supplies that will be distributed to hospitals and health care workers fighting the spread of COVID-19.

Rayonier Advanced Materials to temporarily curtail production at 7 Canadian plants

The company will halt production at the Kapuskasing newsprint plant and cease or reduce operations at all softwood sawmills located in Ontario and Quebec.

Canfor Pulp Products pauses production at BC pulp mill

Canfor Pulp Products is curtailing production at its Northwood pulp mill in British Columbia for three weeks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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How pulp and paper mills are keeping workers safe during COVID-19

What are our pulp and paper producers doing to ensure their workers stay safe from infection while they continue to operate? In the interest of sharing best practices, we’ve rounded up some procedures being implemented by mills across the country. » Read More

PACWEST Conference 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The organizing committee for PACWEST Conference 2020 has cancelled this year’s event on advice from public health authorities. » Read More

FPAC calls for ‘swift implementation’ of $107B in federal COVID-19 support

“The current situation is unprecedented and we cannot overstate the importance of a quick and coordinated plan to implement the measures approved today,” says Derek Nighbor, FPAC’s president and CEO. » Read More

Forestry businesses remain open across Canada with ‘essential’ designations

With the country settling into the reality of social distancing and non-essential business closures for the next few weeks, many provinces have included forest products as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. » Read More

WEBINAR NEXT WEEK: Optimizing papermaking operations for today’s workforce

Join us April 9 for a FREE webinar with speakers from FPInnovations and Honeywell discussing papermaking optimization despite declining operator and control engineer experience. » Read More
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International Pulp Week 2020 has been cancelled

The Pulp and Paper Products Council has cancelled International Pulp Week 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis. » Read more

PPEC joins Two Sides North America to promote paper-based packaging

The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print, paper and packaging. » Read more

Kemira celebrates 100 years with donation to WHO for COVID-19 supplies

Kemira celebrated its 100th anniversary last week with a EUR 100,000 donation to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. » Read more

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). » Read More