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.