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At a meeting earlier this month there was speculation on the fate Canfor’s Vavenby mill site, and though a representative of the company said it will not operate as a sawmill again, there were suggestions made on how the site could be repurposed.

HARTSVILLE, S.C., July 18, 2019 -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2019.

During the quarter the Group continued to report strong organic net sales growth and the adjusted EBITA margin rose. The implemented price increases had a positive impact on both organic net sales growth and profitability.

Containerboard production in June 2019 decreased 6.6 percent compared to June 2018 and was down 4.9 percent year-to-date. The average daily production compared to May 2019 was 0.6 percent higher.

Did you know one of the most important aspects of a high-quality printed document is a high-quality sheet of paper? Just ask Shannon Gittermann, a process engineer at our Johnsonburg Mill. She leads the effort to optimize sheet formation to ensure premium printing outcomes.

The art of making paper has a long tradition in the Czech Republic with the first paper mill  dating back to the middle ages. Today Mondi Štětí is proud to be the country’s leading paper mill in terms of size of the mill, production rates, and environmental responsibility.

Increasingly, bio-sourced products derived from biomass are gaining attention in the pulp and paper industry. For hardwood kraft-dissolving pulp mills, the production of furfural would not only enhance the use of biomass, but also generate additional revenue, and create a reliable source of furfural in North America.

Effective forest management requires collaboration and cooperation between First Nations, industry, and government.

Wood fiber costs for softwood pulp manufacturers in 16 countries have gone up the past two years, and as a result, in the 1Q/19, the SFPI price index reached its highest level in five years, reports the WRQ

Encouraged by what they learned during last year’s test campaign, FPInnovations and its partners plan to continue evaluating cooperative truck platooning technology in the coming months. This year’s goals are more ambitious.

Driven by a competitive market, FPInnovations’ Forestry 4.0 initiative aims at automating the forest operation sector. However, a lack of adequate communication networks reaching remote locations is a barrier to real-time supply chain management data for forestry operations.

We are pleased to announce that a redesigned FPInnovations website is now live and ready for you to check out!

Recovery boilers are a critical component in the economical and safe operation of a modern kraft paper mill. Unscheduled, unnecessary downtime puts severe pressure on other mill operations which can reduce overall mill profitability.

At DS Smith Tecnicarton we are committed to prevention and the internal training of our employees as a guarantee of safety at work

The Reel-Jettm system provides the highest turn up efficiency in the marketand significantly reduces spool loss.

Do you know what reliability is worth in your plant?  If not, it is a good idea to figure out how much a 1% increase or decrease in reliability is worth.  Here is a couple of ideas on how to do so. 

Automatic Handling has been providing material handling technology to the paper industry for decades. The Erie, Michigan based company focuses its expertise on improving paper manufacturing operations.

Sustana Group has brought back an historic Canadian papermaking name while developing some groundbreaking technology.

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Huhtamaki has launched its new compostable Bioware Impresso double walled hot cup. Adding to Huhtamaki’s existing Bioware compostable range, this new cup in a mixed sleeve of white and green designs utilizes the unique Impresso bubble emboss which provides enhanced insulation and a tactile touch for the holder.

BETHESDA, MD —July 15, 2019 — On July 9, 2019, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board, after an extensive review process that included an extended public comment period, a well-attended public hearing in Lucedale, and hundreds of public comments, unanimously approved Enviva’s permit to begin construction on its Lucedale, Mississippi wood pellet plant.

Smithers recently announced the agenda lineup for the 2019 edition of Specialty Papers US, taking place in Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2.

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