The paper industry must retool
Diversification and innovation are necessary to succeed in emerging packaging applications
FPInnovations completes phase 1 of biodegradable disposable masks
Second phase is expected to lead to an entirely made-in-Canada solution for face coverings.
FPInnovations to develop biodegradable face mask filters
Canadian pulp and paper mills will manufacture the product aiming for domestic and international markets.
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.
COVID-19 crisis prompts BC mill to boost medical pulp production
Harmac Pacific’s primarily red cedar pulp allows it to be mixed with synthetics to make end products like masks and gowns.
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.
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.
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.
Cascades purchases 20.2% interest CDPQ has in Greenpac mill
Expected purchase price is US$93 million with the transaction closing Jan. 3, 2020.
Battle over NS pulp mill’s future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker
How communities can become divided as the interests of heavy industry are pitted against the natural environment.
Sappi acquires Matane Mill in Quebec from Rayonier for $175M
Has a 270,000-megatonnes per annum capacity of high-yield hardwood pulp.
NS group seeks data on effluent leak from Northern Pulp pipeline
No details from the province for three months, Friends of the Northumberland Strait are frustrated.
Court rules NS must consult Mi’kmaq on financing of effluent plant
Tied to whether emission and effluent discharge targets are reached by the new system.
Fishing boats to converge on Nova Scotia harbour to protest
Pulp mill plans to dump effluent daily into Northumberland Strait, they fear impact on lobsters, other seafood businesses.
Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill
Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.
Mackenzie Pulp Mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into BC lake
Two incidents involving discharge coming from the mill that was found to be harmful to fish.
US publishers worry about pricier Canadian newsprint with new tariffs
Critics of the paper tariffs say it’s US newspapers that will ultimately be harmed.
Fisheries groups opposing Nova Scotia mill’s proposed effluent treatment plant
Other options should be explored, with rigorous research to assess the impact.
US hits Canadian forestry industry with more duties
US department of Commerce claims Canadian exporters underpriced uncoated groundwood paper by between 0 and 22.16%.
NAFTA tribunal rules Canada did not violate trade agreement in BC pulp mill case
Mercer claimed competing pulp mills in the province received more favourable treatment over purchase/sale of power.
Feds open to helping newsprint producers slapped with US tariff
Carr okay with a global approach similar to what the Liberal government did for the softwood lumber industry.
Truck driver shortages hitting Canada’s forest products sector
Shortage can be addressed by better working conditions and compensation: USW.
Cascades invests $21M to increase production of green packaging for fresh foods
Investments directed at facility expansion and new equipment for two Quebec plants.
Softwoods in Maritimes to decline due to global warming: federal study
Study suggests planting species of softwood that are proven to be more resilient in warm climates.
Prince Albert pays Domtar $5.1M over tax assessment dispute
Papermaker argued assessment of property was too high for 2009 and 2010.
Tembec expects $55M from Quebec big user electricity rebate program
A $136 million capital investment in Temiscaming specialty cellulose plant qualifies it for about 40%.
Edwards boosts Canexus stake as it battles hostile takeover
Billionaire energy executive now owns 9.5% of the sodium chlorate manufacturer.
West Fraser brews its black liquor
An innovative Alberta pulp mill is transforming a wood byproduct for value-added products.
Captured CO2 to supply Quebec greenhouse project
CO2 Solutions technology will deliver carbon dioxide from a pulp mill to grow vegetables.
Fortress Paper to sell idled Quebec mill to Nexolia
Subsidiaries of Nexolia Bioenergy picking up the site and assets for $15.4 million.
Maine lawmakers back duties against NS paper mill
They say Canadian paper subsidies hurt the state’s industry.