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VICTORIA -- Thousands of striking forestry workers will cast ballots over the next two days in a vote that could mark the end of a historic labour dispute.

CN Rail said on Thursday it has  been forced to initiate "a disciplined and progressive shutdown" of its operations in Eastern Canada as a result of a continued blockade of the rail line that could have a dramatic affect on customers in Atlantic Canada.

HALIFAX -- Dozens of people from Nova Scotia's forestry industry pressed their concerns Wednesday over the sector's future to members of a government transition team tasked with providing assistance following the closure of the Northern Pulp mill.

PORT ANGELES – The McKinley Mill in Port Angeles is not quite ready to go full-steam ahead, but new recruits are busy learning from seasoned veterans how to make their first giant rolls of paper from 100% recycled materials.

Two Sides conducts regular consumer research and surveys globally to produce and publish up to date information on perceptions of the print, paper and packaging industry.

The little insect is causing severe damage to the forests of Götaland and southeastern Svealand. By attacking and killing spruce trees, it destroyed an estimated 7 million cubic metres of forest in 2019, representing a monetary value of SEK 3 billion. Now, Holmen is taking action to enable its wood suppliers to keep a check.

The countdown to FPInnovations’ much anticipated Applied Tissue Course taking place at the organization’s Montreal, Quebec location on May 12 and 13, has begun. Registration is open to participants including students, who are interested in learning more about tissue manufacturing.

Sawlog costs, which often account for more than two-thirds of the production costs, have fallen substantially in Central Europe in 2019 making the sawmilling sector in the region more competitive. The European Sawlog Price Index in the 3Q/19 was 35% lower than its record high in 2011.

Report card time! We’ve graded the 22 different material categories used by Ontario’s Blue Box system according to their most recent (2018) “sent for recycling” numbers.

Planar microwave moisture measurement, since its inception in 2000, continues to develop sophisticated instrumentation tools which greatly expand the utility of the technology into an ever-expanding range of papermaking applications. 

Softwood pulplog prices fell in the key markets of Europe in the fall of 2019. This price decline contributed to a two-year low of the Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) in the 3Q/19, according to the WRQ. With the hardwood fiber price movements having been mixed the past year, the Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) has not change much y-o-y.

PaperWeek Canada and Biofor International 2020, the most important annual conferences and tradeshows serving the pulp/paper and forest products industry, will open February 3, next at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

International technology group ANDRITZ was selected by UPM, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, to supply energy-efficient and environmentally leading equipment and processes for all main process islands in fiber production and chemical recovery for their new pulp mill to be built near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay.

Toscotec has successfully started up its 200ᵗʰ Steel Yankee Dryer at César Iglesias Group’s mill in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

New Orleans, Louisiana-based Hoist & Crane Service Group (HCSG), a leading, national provider for hoist and crane inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs, partnered with ACCO Material Handling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of material handling products, including cranes and hoists, to provide a custom 2.5-ton heavy duty wire rope hoist solution to remove waste from wells at a pulp and paper recycling facility.

Coupled with ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations, the Advanced Process Control project will help drive efficiency gains

New Induction xP Plus is the paper industry’s most targeted, efficient and flexible induction heating actuator system for cross-direction (CD) caliper and gloss profile control

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new neXline eXcelle spunlace line at Novita, based in Zielona Gora, Poland.

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HARTSVILLE, S.C.Feb. 12, 2020 -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced the elevation of Rodger Fuller to the position of Executive Vice President, where he will be responsible for all Industrial and Consumer operations globally, which also includes the Company’s Display and Packaging and Protective Solutions segments.

thinbarrier® eco – the iconic and truly sustainable food packaging paper by delfort – has taken the food industry by storm. Now TÜV has certified thinbarrier® eco Marine Biodegradable.

PAPTAC Executive Director Greg Hay welcomed participants to the awards luncheon by underlining the importance of the Association’s national awards for business and research leadership, as well as for service to the Canadian pulp and paper industry.

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