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Wood fibre costs decline for softwood, hardwood pulp in 2019, early 2020

Wood fibre costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in Q1 2020. The biggest declines were seen in the U.S. South, Russia and Latin America.

Report: Land cover, biodiversity in Al-Pac’s forest management area ‘largely intact’

A new report from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) shows that the native habitat and wildlife in the forest management area (FMA) maintained by Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) remains largely intact.

Former Resolute pulp mill assets to be auctioned in Ontario

The equipment from the idled pulp mill in Fort Frances, Ontario will be auctioned off over a period of four days at the end of the summer.

Chantiers Chibougamau forest is Canada’s first to meet new FSC standard

Chantiers Chibougamau, also known as Nordic Structures, is the first in Canada to have its forest certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s new standard released a year ago.
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Editorial: Coronavirus-related curtailments continue

COVID-related sawmill curtailments are trickling down onto the pulp side, resulting in a lack of fibre availability. At the time of this writing, Madison’s Lumber Report was tracking a rise in softwood lumber prices that may make up some lost ground for sawmills over the summer before seasonal slowdown. » Read more

The 2020 Pulp, Paper & Bioeconomy Map is available!

The 2020 version of our annual Pulp, Paper & Bioeconomy wall map, which lists mills across the country, is now available for download online. » Read More

Two Sides North America launches new campaign on paper sustainability

The centrepiece of the campaign is a consumer-friendly website,, which reveals facts about how print and paper products contribute to a sustainable future. » Read More

TAPPI names WestRock CEO as TAPPI/PIMA exec of the year

The award was originally scheduled for presentation at TAPPI’s April PaperCon 2020 in Atlanta but was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. » Read More

NewTek Sensors releases hermetically sealed position sensors for pulp and paper

NewTek Sensors has released the HATR series of hermetically sealed AC-LVDTs, which are temperature, vibration and debris tolerant to serve in a variety of inline position measurement applications. » Read More

Metsä Group to begin project engineering for new bioproduct mill in August

The decision on whether to proceed with the EUR 1.5 billion investment is estimated to be autumn of 2020, after the environmental permit process is completed. » Read More

World Bioeconomy Forum

Date: September 10, 2020
Location: Online
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Fastmarkets RISI Virtual North American Conference

Date: October 5-7, 2020
Location: Online
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Specialty Papers US

Date: October 5-7, 2020
Location:Milwaukee, Wis.
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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

Date: October 13-15, 2020
Location: Stockholm, Swe.
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FPInnovations Applied Tissue Course

Date: October 27-28, 2020
Location: Montreal, Que.
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Date: November 1-4, 2020
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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TissueWorld Miami 2020

Date: November 11-13, 2020
Location: Miami, Fla.
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