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Fortress Paper Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this week announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Fortress Global Cellulose Ltd. and Fortress Lumber Corp. have successfully closed the asset purchase agreement (APA) entered into with LSQ Energy L.P. and LSQ Development, L.P. (Purchaser), previously announced on June 23, 2016.
Göran Örlander, Sustainable Forestry Strategist at Södra, Sweden, was elected chairman of the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden at the annual general meeting of the Institute.
Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l., Brussels, Belgium, today (July 28, 2016) announced it will raise prices by £40 per metric ton on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the U.K. The price change will be effective with shipments on or after Aug. 15, 2016.
Domtar’s Ashdown, Ark., USA, mill marked a new day in the mill and company’s history this past Thursday (Nov. 3, 2016) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the startup of a newly converted fluff pulp machine. The conversion—the largest capital project in the company’s history—makes Domtar the world’s third-largest fluff pulp producer. Ffluff pulp produced at the mill will be used to make absorbent hygiene products, including baby diapers and incontinence products, sold around the world.
Market Research Analysts at Beige Intelligence (Bangalore, India) announced this week they expect the worldwide viscose staple fiber market to reach approximately $16 billion by 2021 and the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.64% during the forecast period.
RISI, Boston, Mass., USA, in cooperation with FOEX, Helsinki, Finland, this week announced the successful completion of Stage 1 of a pilot program to launch a new index to measure month-to-month change in U.S. NBSK (northern bleached softwood kraft) pulp net prices.
Valmet, Finland, reports that on Thursday of last week (June 2, 2016) a serious workplace accident occurred in its installation activities at the Södra Cell Värö pulp mill expansion project in Sweden.
Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, today (June 16, 2016) announced that it will build a new tissue converting plant in Scappoose, Ore., USA.
Fibria, Tres Lagoas, Brazi, the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer, will increase the production capacity of its new plant in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul, from 1.75 million metric tpy to 1.95 million metric tpy.
Kruger Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, this week unveiled the initial air emissions measurement results for its Wayagamack Mill since commissioning a new electrostatic precipitator there last June. The new equipment, installed at the Mill's biomass boiler at a cost of $4.5 million, has already cut the boiler's particulate matter emissions by 85%.
This past week (on June 2, 2016) Catalyst Paper, Richmond, B.C., Canada, welcomed U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) to the company's pulp and paper mill in Rumford, Me., USA.
Supremex Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, a manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of stock and custom envelopes and a growing provider of packaging and specialty products, this week announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Quebec -based Durabox Paper Inc., a manufacturer of specialty corrugated paper boxes.
Kadant Inc., Westford, Mass., USA, this week announced that it has received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America for chemical pulping equipment and a recycled fiber processing line.
The global kaolin market is expected to reach $8.99 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc., San Francisco, Calif., USA. Rapid urbanization coupled with infrastructural development has resulted in tremendous growth in the construction sector of emerging economies including India, China, Russia, and Brazil.
Tetra Pak, Denton, Texas, USA, this week announced that it has successfully produced the first fully renewable Gable Top package in the U.S. Tetra Pak Gable Top Bio-based packages are made solely from renewable materials, defined as natural resources that can be replenished over time.
British papermaker James Cropper recently teamed up with fashion designer Edeline Lee to deliver the paper for the set of her Autumn/Winter 2016 show at London Fashion Week.
Tetra Pak, Lausanne, Switzerland, has joined RE100, committing to increase its use of renewable electricity from 20% today to 100% across all global operations by 2030.
Metsa Board, Finland, has ordered Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) for a new extrusion coating line to start up in the first half of 2017 at its Husum mill.
Two Sides North America, Chicago, Ill., USA, has released a new study outlining key facts on why paperless initiatives do not save trees.
According to a report by Midland Paper (Wheeling, Ill., USA) based on April's production report published earlier this week by the European Association of Graphic Paper Producers (Brussels, Belgium), total European shipments of Graphic Papers were down 6.8% in April 2016 vs. April 2015 and are down 5.6% year-to-date.