2021 will be a key year for the industrial packaging sector, marked by a growing demand for sustainable packaging, by global policies towards a circular economy, and by the application of technology to packaging.

VANCOUVER, BC and TORONTO, ON, Jan. 22, 2021- West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("West Fraser") (TSX: WFT) and Norbord Inc. ("Norbord") (TSX: OSB) (NYSE: OSB) today jointly announce that Norbord has obtained a final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) approving the previously–announced plan of arrangement whereby West Fraser will acquire all of the outstanding common shares (the "Norbord Shares") of Norbord (the "Transaction").

Recycling of materials is considered to be an important part of a circular economy, but a new study published in Nature Sustainability questions the potential environmental benefits that come from paper recycling.

Georgia-Pacific announced that it will expand its Dixie to Go/PerfecTouch® cup manufacturing capacity at the Lexington, Kentucky, Dixie facility. This will allow GP to scale its efforts and create a single, world-class manufacturing facility for cupmaking.

Over the course of this year the Tissue market evolved significantly: the uncertainty of the cost of pulp, the high competitiveness of the market, and the upheavals created by the current pandemic opened up new challenges.

The increase in smart, wireless technology is all around us. It’s hard to imagine life without the internet on our phones or virtual assistants in our kitchens, helping us play music or add things to the shopping list. We’ve been exploring how has digitalisation impacted the paper industry.

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