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December 15, 2020  

The paper industry must retool

Diversification and innovation are necessary to succeed in emerging packaging applications

News General
September 16, 2020  

FPInnovations completes phase 1 of biodegradable disposable masks

Second phase is expected to lead to an entirely made-in-Canada solution for face coverings.

News General
August 10, 2020  

FPInnovations to develop biodegradable face mask filters

Canadian pulp and paper mills will manufacture the product aiming for domestic and international markets.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
May 14, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
April 20, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
April 6, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Economy General
March 17, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Economy General
February 13, 2020  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
January 16, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
December 12, 2019  

Cascades purchases 20.2% interest CDPQ has in Greenpac mill

Expected purchase price is US$93 million with the transaction closing Jan. 3, 2020.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
August 20, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
August 1, 2019  

Sappi acquires Matane Mill in Quebec from Rayonier for $175M

Has a 270,000-megatonnes per annum capacity of high-yield hardwood pulp.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
February 6, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
December 4, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
July 6, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Production Sustainability
May 22, 2018  

Northern Pulp says no wastewater pipe to NS waterway, no mill

Company’s plan and spotty environmental record is creating tension in Pictou.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
April 23, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
April 13, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 28, 2018  

Fisheries groups opposing Nova Scotia mill’s proposed effluent treatment plant

Other options should be explored, with rigorous research to assess the impact.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
March 14, 2018  

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%.

News Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
March 7, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
February 7, 2018  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
February 4, 2018  

Truck driver shortages hitting Canada’s forest products sector

Shortage can be addressed by better working conditions and compensation: USW.

News General Production
October 30, 2017  

Cascades invests $21M to increase production of green packaging for fresh foods

Investments directed at facility expansion and new equipment for two Quebec plants.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 30, 2017  

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.

News Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General
March 28, 2017  

Prince Albert pays Domtar $5.1M over tax assessment dispute

Papermaker argued assessment of property was too high for 2009 and 2010.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing General
March 27, 2017  

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%.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
October 11, 2016  

Edwards boosts Canexus stake as it battles hostile takeover

Billionaire energy executive now owns 9.5% of the sodium chlorate manufacturer.

Feature Forestry Manufacturing Pulp & Paper Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
September 25, 2016  

West Fraser brews its black liquor

An innovative Alberta pulp mill is transforming a wood byproduct for value-added products.

News Forestry Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 11, 2016  

Captured CO2 to supply Quebec greenhouse project

CO2 Solutions technology will deliver carbon dioxide from a pulp mill to grow vegetables.

News Forestry Manufacturing General
June 24, 2016  

Fortress Paper to sell idled Quebec mill to Nexolia

Subsidiaries of Nexolia Bioenergy picking up the site and assets for $15.4 million.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 23, 2015  

Maine lawmakers back duties against NS paper mill

They say Canadian paper subsidies hurt the state’s industry.