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CHICAGO (June 25, 2019) – Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA) has joined Two Sides North America, the non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper.

SCA has signed an agreement to acquire Sundin Mezs SIA from the unlisted Swedish company Livland Skog AB. Sundin Mezs SIA owns forest and land assets in Latvia. The purchase price is approximately SEK 260 million (€24.2m) on a debt-free basis.

BillerudKorsnäs has today entered into an agreement for the sale of a majority stake in Bergvik Skog Öst to the pension company AMF.

Total European shipments of graphic papers in April 2019 were down 4.1% vs. April 2018 and are down 6.1% year-to-date.

Sidewalk Labs released its Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for Toronto’s eastern waterfront yesterday. Entitled “Toronto Tomorrow”, the plan is expected to create significant Canadian jobs, tax revenues and GDP contributions.

SYILX UNCEDED TERRITORIES and KELOWNA, BCJune 25, 2019 - The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) held the first annual BC First Nations Forestry Council Forestry Conference this week at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna within the unceded territory of the Syilx Peoples.

Over 400 participants attended the 2019 TAPPI Nano conference (International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials) held in Chiba, Japan the first week of June, including several FPInnovations scientists and managers, among who gave presentations and chaired sessions.

Global trade of softwood lumber increased in the 1Q/19, US lumber prices were substantially lower than in early 2019 and Russian lumber exports are on the rise, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

FPInnovations’ most popular course, the Pulp, Paper, and Bioproducts Course, hit a record attendance in 2018.

The pulp and paper industry is of great importance to the Finnish economy and accounts for more than 20 % of the country’s export value. In addition to that Finland has well-known consultant companies and a substantial mechanical industry producing equipment and services for the pulp and paper industry worldwide.

The global flow of softwood logs from countries with a surplus of wood rawmaterial to regions with tight, or costly log supply, and higher consumption of forest products continued to expand for the third consecutive year in 2018.

The market for paper and paperboard grades is highly competitive leading many pulp and paper mills to diversify their product lines, including producing new paper grades with growth potential, while for other mills, the focus is on cost reduction or on lightweighting.

The LJX rotary joint and rigid syphon system is designed for critical preheater and preconditioner rolls used in corrugated packaging manufacturing.

Paper and Board Mill Varel reduced web breaks to a minimum with the implementation of Procemex web monitoring and inspection systems.

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from MG TEC Industry to supply two complete tissue production lines for their mill in Dej, Romania.

Valmet introduces new control product called Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control (Valmet RET) for retention and break-time headbox ash consistency management.

In the last 15 years, Toscotec has specialized in the delivery of turnkey projects, providing more than 20 turnkey projects across the world. Based on this substantial experience, the Italian manufacturer has become the global leading supplier of turnkey tissue projects.

In best practices, a closeout review or critique meeting gathers all the information from the last event and uses it to prepare for the next event.

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