Pulp & Paper
Paper towel in short supply as people stay home, clean more: Kruger
Sales continue to outpace pre-COVID levels, pushing to open its new plant in Sherbrooke to add more capacity.
Northern Pulp appeals cleanup order, pauses environmental assessment
Production stopped after Nova Scotia rejected its request to continue pumping treated effluent into a nearby treatment lagoon.
Cascades to close containerboard plant in Burlington
Part of ongoing initiatives to “optimize” activities in the boxboard packaging sector.
Canfor curtailing production for four weeks, closing a mill in BC
Pandemic and other local factors blamed for both actions by the forest products company.
Cascades launches new packaging line for e‑commerce
Sustainable products and services to ensure quality and delivery reliability for online products.
NS chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks
A recent grant from Research Nova Scotia will provide about $72,000 to the project.
Wood chips to make pulp for toilet paper in short supply
Sector is supplying pulp for sanitary wipes, paper towels, protective masks and hospital gowns.
Kruger rolls out give-back program to frontline healthcare workers
Tissue manufacturer will deliver tissue products with Mercedes-Benz Canada.
Chinese company abandons $1.8B Arkansas paper mill plan
Cites political friction, economic instability and the coronavirus outbreak as reasons for walking away from the project.
Supremex buys envelope manufacturer, printer Royal Envelope for $27.4M
Employs approximately 135 people at its two primary facilities in Concord, Ont., and LaSalle, Que.
Nova Scotia forest industry airs concerns over mill closure during AGM
Frustration voiced over what is seen to be a lack of direction following the loss of one of the industry’s major players.
Lumber company shares rise on news the US intends to cut softwood duties
CIBC suggests average US duties would drop from about US$67 per thousand board feet to $30 based on current pricing levels.
India dumping probe adds to Canadian newsprint industry woes
North American demand dropped 14% in 2019 as inventories rose more than 20%, indicating lower pricing to come.
Former PepsiCo exec is new chief marketing officer for Kruger Products
She replaces the retiring Nancy Marcus, who joined the Kruger team in 2001.
Resolute to produce cellulose filaments at Quebec paper mill
$27 million for a plant and $11 million to modernize equipment to produce high-grade SCA+ supercalendered paper.