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A February 2019 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) resulted in several news articles and stories stating, “The Issue with Tissue.” The NRDC report focused criticism on North American bath tissue producers for the amount of virgin fiber used in their products and the impact on the environment resulting from the cutting of boreal forests for the virgin fiber supply.

Toronto firefighters say they had to cut open the roof of a packaging plant in Scarborough in order to battle a stubborn fire that is hit three alarms.

According to United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 Union President, Western Forest Products is attacking the pensions of union members, along with reducing vacation time, and job security.

UPM decided to permanently close paper machine 10 at UPM Plattling, Germany, with the aim to further increase cost competitiveness of the paper business and reducing coated mechanical paper capacity in Europe by approximately 155.000 tonnes.

Mondi and REWE Group in Austria focus on sustainability and better recyclability

According to a survey commissioned by Stora Enso and Valio, more than half of Finnish youths say that they prefer cartonboard packaging over plastic packaging when choosing food products.

Over 400 participants attended the 2019 TAPPI Nano conference (International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials) held in Chiba, Japan the first week of June, including several FPInnovations scientists and managers, among who gave presentations and chaired sessions.

Global trade of softwood lumber increased in the 1Q/19, US lumber prices were substantially lower than in early 2019 and Russian lumber exports are on the rise, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

FPInnovations’ most popular course, the Pulp, Paper, and Bioproducts Course, hit a record attendance in 2018.

The pulp and paper industry is of great importance to the Finnish economy and accounts for more than 20 % of the country’s export value. In addition to that Finland has well-known consultant companies and a substantial mechanical industry producing equipment and services for the pulp and paper industry worldwide.

The global flow of softwood logs from countries with a surplus of wood rawmaterial to regions with tight, or costly log supply, and higher consumption of forest products continued to expand for the third consecutive year in 2018.

The market for paper and paperboard grades is highly competitive leading many pulp and paper mills to diversify their product lines, including producing new paper grades with growth potential, while for other mills, the focus is on cost reduction or on lightweighting.

The LJX rotary joint and rigid syphon system is designed for critical preheater and preconditioner rolls used in corrugated packaging manufacturing.

Paper and Board Mill Varel reduced web breaks to a minimum with the implementation of Procemex web monitoring and inspection systems.

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from MG TEC Industry to supply two complete tissue production lines for their mill in Dej, Romania.

Valmet introduces new control product called Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control (Valmet RET) for retention and break-time headbox ash consistency management.

In the last 15 years, Toscotec has specialized in the delivery of turnkey projects, providing more than 20 turnkey projects across the world. Based on this substantial experience, the Italian manufacturer has become the global leading supplier of turnkey tissue projects.

In best practices, a closeout review or critique meeting gathers all the information from the last event and uses it to prepare for the next event.

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(19 June 2019) Borregaard has today decided to invest NOK 131 million in a project aimed at increasing the use of bioenergy from production residuals at the Sarpsborg site in Norway.

BIOFOR International 2020, PAPTAC’s flagship conference dedicated to the forest bioeconomy runs in parallel with the renowned PaperWeek Canada Conference.

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