[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence commends the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere Program decision to accept the Howe Sound Biosphere Region into its family of Biosphere Reserves.
U.S. Paper Industry and Paper Recycling Remain Resilient During Pandemic
WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement on the U.S. paper and wood products industry and paper recycling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Greener' asphalt tried out in City of Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY — The City of Thunder Bay is trying out a natural by-product of the pulp-making process it describes as a greener, more environmentally-friendly alternative to the asphalt it currently uses to pave its streets.
Park Falls Paper Mill Sold Again
The Park Falls Paper Mill has been sold once again. The mill has been sitting idle since last spring when the former owners went into receivership.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Rhinelander plant announces temporary machine idle
Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced to employees today that it plans to temporarily idle #8 Paper Machine in December 2021, along with its #20 Supercalender and #21 Rewinder in July 2022 at its Rhinelander, Wisconsin Plant in the United States.
No injuries as fire tears through logs stored at West Fraser mill in Chetwynd
CHETWYND, B.C. — Fire has charred huge piles of logs stored at a northeastern B.C. lumber mill operated by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Another paper shortage? What the latest disruptions in supply mean for you
The early months of the pandemic led to shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, meat and more. And a year and a half later, at least one supply chain in the U.S. is still experiencing disruptions.
Smart Shipping Reduces Environmental Effects
Providing products people around the world rely on every day involves not just manufacturing, but also millions of miles of transporting. By using smart shipping practices, Domtar has reduced the environmental effects of transporting its products.
Quebec halts logging in Péribonka area, will create a protected area
The provincial government on Tuesday announced it had halted authorized logging operations along the Péribonka River in the Lac-Saint-Jean region, and that the area would be designated a protected zone.
Virgin or Recycled Fiber Packaging? The Answer is Both
For decades now, billions of dollars in recycling infrastructure investment by the paper industry combined with support from consumers, communities and businesses have made the recycling of paper-based packaging an overwhelming success across North America.
Kruger Energy Takes Its First Steps in Sustainable Transport With the Acquisition of All-Electric Trucks
Montréal, Québec, September 16, 2021 – Kruger Energy L.P. today announced that it has embarked on a path towards sustainable transportation with the acquisition of two semi- trailer trucks that will be among the first all-electric class 8 vehicles to hit the road in Canada.
Cumberland Wood Products Sign Letter of Understanding with Prince Albert Pulp Inc
[Prince Albert, BC] – Cumberland Wood Products and Prince Albert Pulp announced today the signing of a Letter of Understanding that sets out the intentions of all parties to build a collaborative relationship with each other in Saskatchewan.
Stopping the Spread of the Mountain Pine Beetle
A small insect is causing big problems for Canada’s forestry industry.
Saica Group to invest $800 million in U.S. market
Hamilton, OH, 02 Sep 2021 - Saica Group, a leading manufacturer of recycled paper for corrugated board, recently announced it will be investing $800 million in the U.S. market, growing through strategic acquisitions or new plant construction during the next five years.
Northwest Forestry Project Sees Positive Environmental and Economic Benefits
HAZELTON, B.C. – Utilization of residual wood fibre by coastal pulp mills has reduced pile burning and greenhouse gas emissions from the forested areas near Hazelton in northwest British Columbia.
Canada’s Forestry Sector is World-Class. Here’s Proof.
Most Canadians already understand that Canada’s forest industry is world-class. Compared to most other nations with the largest forest industries, we go above and beyond the standard call to reduce the environmental impacts associated with harvesting trees.
‘It’s good news’: Chamber of Commerce welcomes recent announcement for Prince Albert pulp mill
The recent announcement of timber allocations for the restart of the Prince Albert pulp mill is being welcomed by the local chamber of commerce.
20 First Nations Sign Letter Calling-out Flawed and Disingenuous Process of Engagement on Modernization of Forest Policy in BC
September 8, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – The BC First Nations Forestry Council (the ‘Forestry Council’) has submitted an open letter to Premier Horgan expressing serious concerns with the engagement process used by the Ministry of Forest Lands, Natural Resources Operations & Rural Development (MFLNRORD) to involve First Nations in significant changes to forest policy.
Sonoco Partners with AMP Robotics to Enhance Paper Can Recycling
Improving Our Workflow: Georgia-Pacific Mill Reduces Water Use by 40% in 10 Weeks
The processes for making paper have evolved over hundreds of years, but one ingredient has stayed the same: water. The precious natural resource is vital to creating every sheet of paper in existence, from napkins to notebooks to cardboard boxes.
West Fraser Declares Dividend and Provides Operational Update
Vancouver, B.C. – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (“West Fraser” or the “Company”) (TSX and NYSE: WFG) has declared today a quarterly dividend of C$0.25 per share and is providing the following update on operating conditions through the end of August 2021.
Paper Excellence secures fibre supply vital to the restart of its Prince Albert pulp mill
[Richmond, BC] – Paper Excellence is pleased to announce that its Prince Albert facility has been granted a softwood fibre allocation of 1,033,564 cubic meters per year by the provincial government.