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Northern Pulp: N.S. order could cause site to emit odour

Northern Pulp says it is “disappointed” by the province of Nova Scotia’s revised ministerial order last week governing the shutdown of the Abercrombie-based mill.

UBC researchers use BC wood fibre to design biodegradable, N95-style mask

Researchers at the Bioproducts Institute at the University of British Columbia have used wood fibre to design what they say could be the first N95 mask that can be sourced and produced entirely in Canada.

Sustana Fiber’s Quebec paper mill now accepting cartons for recycling

According to the Carton Council Canada, Sustana’s Lévis facility is the first Canadian mill in 20 years to recycle cartons onsite.

Canfor Pulp to temporarily pause production at two BC pulp mills

Canfor Pulp Products is curtailing production at its Prince George Pulp and Paper and Intercontinental Pulp mills for approximately four weeks starting July 6, 2020.
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Transforming pulp: Can TMP act like kraft pulp for use in N95 masks?

Dr. Christa Brosseau, professor at Saint Mary’s University and lead researcher on a newly funded project, talks to Pulp & Paper Canada about her investigation into whether thermomechanical pulp can take on the properties of kraft pulp for face respirator production. » Learn More

Cascades to shutter Ontario containerboard packaging plant

Cascades is closing the Brown Containerboard Packaging facility located in Burlington, Ontario, affecting 45 jobs. » Read More

A list of pulp and paper mills that are adjusting capacity during COVID-19 [UPDATED]

Mills have cited a variety of reasons for the curtailments, including declining demand in some segments, sawmill downtime and reduced workforce availability due to COVID-19. » Read More

Kimberly-Clark appoints new chief supply chain officer

The new hire will have global responsibilities for procurement, manufacturing, transportation, continuous improvement, sustainability and safety. » Read More

International Paper donates two million corrugated boxes to food banks

The boxes will go primarily to Feeding America and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), among other relief agencies, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. » Read More

Stora Enso and Cordenka partner on bio-based carbon fibre solutions

Stora Enso has been developing the technology for manufacturing carbon fibre from wood-based raw materials such as dissolving pulp and lignin, at laboratory scale. » 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