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MONTREAL -- Scientists from Natural Resources Canada are loaning some of their lab equipment to Quebec hospitals as part of an effort to increase COVID-19 testing capabilities.

Seattle, WA – On Tuesday, March 24th the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) sent letters to the governors of wood pellet producing states urging them to align their essential business policies with those outlined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  released on March 19, 2020.

TORONTO, ON (March 25, 2020) – Norbord Inc. (TSX and NYSE: OSB) today announced that effective March 30, it will commence reducing production across its portfolio of North American oriented strand board (OSB) mills in response to the demand impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd. will continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SYDNEY — A provincial court trial date has been set for a Cape Breton paper company charged with violating the Wildlife Habitat and Watercourse Protection Regulations.

Vancouver, B.C. – In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic West Fraser is taking additional steps to respond to changing operating and market conditions.

FPInnovations’ SawSense temperature sensor technology has been commercially available for a month and industry response has already been positive for licensing and manufacturing partner Williams & White Equipment.

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the world economy, the forest products industry is no exception, as many pulp, paper, and wood producers are slowing down their activities.

FPInnovations’ much anticipated hands-on Applied Tissue Course scheduled for May 12-13 has been rescheduled for October 27-28 due to the health concerns caused by Covid-19.

FPInnovations is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and are actively working to ensure the health and safety of our employees, members, and stakeholders. As always, safety remains our top priority.

Through its Forestry 4.0 program, FPInnovations is actively working to transform the supply chain of the Canadian forest sector with the objective of improving processes, reducing operating costs, and ensuring workers safety.

It is obvious that Internet has become an integral part of our daily personal and work lives and a fundamental driver of productivity. However, we take Internet connectivity and LTE networks for granted and often forget that it hadn’t entirely reached remote areas, notably the forest. Well, until now!

Valmet will supply key board making technologies to Sri Andal Paper Mills for its new containerboard making line, located in Tamil Nadu, India. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first half of 2021.

Replace high cost shears, knife chippers, and chip crackers with WSM’s unique No-Knife Re-Sizer.  This cost effective approach is proven to deliver substantial value by expanding your sources of wood fiber.

Paper mills continue to focus on increasing uptime and operating speed. This is to increase profits and meet their customer demands. Increased uptime also helps offset the need for skilled maintenance personnel as baby boomers retire and budgets shrink.

The papermaking process is essentially one of removing water. This process begins in the forming section where free water is drained from the pulp slurry using gravity and suction (vacuum) boxes.

International technology Group ANDRITZ will install an OCC line with a design capacity of 870 admt/d at United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc. (UPPC), Calumpit mill, Bulacan, Philippines.

Valmet will supply a coated board making line (PM 2) with extensive packages of automation and Industrial Internet solutions for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper’s (GJPP) Qinzhou mill in China. The start-up is scheduled for 2021.

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March 25, 2020 - The PACWEST Conference 2020 organizing committee, after careful evaluation of available information from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Canadian Federal and Provincial Government Heath authorities, has decided to cancel this event.

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