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Mercer International sees Q2 net loss of $8.4M

Mercer International Inc. has reported its second-quarter 2020 results, citing a net loss of $8.4 million (or $0.13 per share), compared to net income of $10.3 million (or $0.16 per share) in the second quarter of 2019.

N.S. forestry transition fund open to applications

Applications for the first round of funding for the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust, established in February following the closure of Northern Pulp, will be accepted until Aug. 31.

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper receives $442K to explore bioeconomy opportunities

The project will focus on minimizing risks related to the decline in demand for newsprint, and ensure the mill’s longevity in Newfoundland and Labrador’s forestry supply chain.

Project receives $300K from feds to create face mask prototype from pulp

Pulp Moulded Products (PMP) in Newmarket, Ontario, which develops products made from Canadian pulp, will receive additional financial support from Kruger Inc.
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N.S. says Northern Pulp misrepresented its financial position, mill says province knew the full picture

The standoff between Northern Pulp and Nova Scotia continued last week with the province claiming that the mill has misrepresented its finances, and the mill saying the province knew Northern Pulp’s financial situation. » Read more

Resolute sees sales drop in Q2 over year-ago period as paper demand decreases

Sales for Resolute Forest Products were $612 million in the quarter ended June 30, a decrease of $143 million from the year-ago period. » Read More

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

Mills have cited a variety of reasons for the curtailments, including declining demand in some segments, such as newsprint and specialty paper, sawmill downtime and reduced workforce availability due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Here’s a list of the capacity adjustments, curtailments and shutdowns announced so far. » Read More

Corner Brook Pulp & Paper to house $8.9M provincial innovation centre

The mill is providing its vacant human resources building for the centre, and will be in charge of maintaining the facility. » Read More

AMETEK Surface Vision appoints new global manager of paper

The provider of automated online inspection solutions, has appointed a new global manager for plastics, nonwovens and paper. » 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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