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Two Sides North America has released three new fact sheets addressing key environmental topics related to paper and print.  Download them by clicking the links below.

It has not been a good month to work in Cumberland County’s forests.

Premier John Horgan promised to help B.C.’s coastal-logging sector suffering through a now-unprecedented seven month strike and on Thursday offered a $5-million gesture to assist contractors at-risk of losing equipment to the banks.

For the sixth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs receives the highest rating level in EcoVadis, thus continuing to be in the top of the companies being evaluated.

(UPM, Lahti, 16 January 2020 at 15.00 EET) – The new bio-boiler plant has been put into operation at UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill. It replaces the combined heat and power plant which was built in 1962. The modern bio-boiler plant not only improves the mill's energy efficiency but also environmental performance, occupational safety and fire safety.

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock praised the Senate for ratifying the U.S. – Mexico – Canada (USMCA) trade agreement and issued the following statement: 

FPInnovations will be wearing more than one hat during this year’s joint PaperWeek Canada and BIOFOR International 2020 event in Montreal.

Most Canadians find it hard to believe that the forest industry is accountable for only 4% of Canada’s deforestation. And that Canada has one of the lowest deforestation rates in the world (0.01%).

Montreal, January 15, 2020FPInnovations is pleased to announce that its cellulose filament production technology will once again be brought to a commercial scale following Resolute Forest Products‘ announcement of a $27.7 million investment in its Kénogami plant in Quebec.

Last fall, FPInnovations had re-launched its popular series of forest-operations web conferences with a schedule of now eleven webinars that are taking place up until March 12.

The financial health of the world’s lumber producers was mixed in the 3Q/19. The gross margins fell in Northern Europe, while they improved slightly in Austria, Eastern Russia, Western US, and Western Canada, reports the WRQ. In North America, lumber prices started to flatten out and increased slightly in the fall.

Montreal, Quebec – December 18, 2019 Lim Geomatics, a software and consulting company that leverages innovative technology to create geospatial products and services in the natural resources sector, and FPInnovations, a non-profit organization that specializes in the creation of solutions that support the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness, have developed a strategic partnership to continue blazing an exciting digital trail for the forest industry.

Many years ago now, as technology began to ramp up in the manufacturing world, process leaders began to focus on removing variabilities. The thought was, in operations, “If we can reduce variabilities in our processes, then our finished product becomes much more consistent.”

Mayr-Melnhof Karton in Kolicevo, Slovenia produces premium recycled and virgin fiber-based cartonboard grades on two board machines with grammages between 200 and 500g/m². Key markets are food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical packaging, as well as other demanding applications.

Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line, including a de-inking plant and an extensive automation package, to Alas Doradas in El Salvador.

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry. The target is to allow tissue producers and converters to work together more efficiently, and to exchange knowledge and resources for the benefit of their customers.

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is participating in a joint project called SEED, led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, in which forest companies are developing new digital solutions together with companies in the ICT industry.

If you type “alarm management” in a search engine, you will get hundreds of results including articles, papers, presentations and guides.

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Spring Grove, PA – January 13, 2020 – Pixelle Specialty Solutions  (“Pixelle”) has named John P. Jacunski Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Mr. Jacunski will report to Timothy R. Hess, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pixelle.

Stora Enso and Finnish dairy company Valio distribute 10 000 wood-fibre-based biocomposite lids to encourage consumers to reduce their food waste.

With a low carbon footprint and a wide variety of uses, cellulose filaments are a sustainable biomaterial derived from wood fiber that is mechanically processed without chemicals or enzymes.

The BIOFOR Program will feature a first Panel on Tuesday February 4 in the afternoon, with renowned international experts in the field of Lignin-based biorefineries:

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