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With continued steep border tariffs from the U.S. and new trade threats in Asia, B.C.’s Interior forest industry is grappling with new regulations on forest waste recovery that it says it can’t afford.

Paper & paperboard imports increased 16 per cent in the first nine months of this fiscal to 12.75 lakh tonnes from 11 lt logged in the same period last year, even as the Indian paper industry is reeling under excess capacity.

Consumer packaged goods brands have two primary audiences — consumers and retailers. Both expect companies to do more for the environment.

Paris/Stockholm - A recent study (december 2019) found that paper sacks and form-fill-seal (FFS) polyethylene sacks provided equivalent protection for cement when stored for 18 months under the same conditions.

Segezha Packaging Romania (Segezha Group, part of Sistema JSFC) will supply paper sacks for selected self-leveling materials under the brand Ceresit, part of Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide.

Mexican corrugated packaging company Cartro enters fresh produce market with avocado box made by Mondi

The countdown to FPInnovations’ much anticipated Applied Tissue Course taking place at the organization’s Montreal, Quebec location on May 12 and 13, has begun. Registration is open to participants including students, who are interested in learning more about tissue manufacturing.

Sawlog costs, which often account for more than two-thirds of the production costs, have fallen substantially in Central Europe in 2019 making the sawmilling sector in the region more competitive. The European Sawlog Price Index in the 3Q/19 was 35% lower than its record high in 2011.

Report card time! We’ve graded the 22 different material categories used by Ontario’s Blue Box system according to their most recent (2018) “sent for recycling” numbers.

Planar microwave moisture measurement, since its inception in 2000, continues to develop sophisticated instrumentation tools which greatly expand the utility of the technology into an ever-expanding range of papermaking applications. 

Softwood pulplog prices fell in the key markets of Europe in the fall of 2019. This price decline contributed to a two-year low of the Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) in the 3Q/19, according to the WRQ. With the hardwood fiber price movements having been mixed the past year, the Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) has not change much y-o-y.

PaperWeek Canada and Biofor International 2020, the most important annual conferences and tradeshows serving the pulp/paper and forest products industry, will open February 3, next at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

There was no longer any use for the recovery boiler built in 1991 at Double A Alizay by the River Seine in Normandy, France.

Challenge

A market leader in the production of baby food was using a clamp style scraper system with thick, heavy steel blades. There were several issues with this type of system:

Graphic Packaging International has selected Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for its new Coated Recycled Board (CRB) machine being built in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

International technology group ANDRITZ was selected by UPM, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, to supply energy-efficient and environmentally leading equipment and processes for all main process islands in fiber production and chemical recovery for their new pulp mill to be built near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay.

Toscotec has successfully started up its 200ᵗʰ Steel Yankee Dryer at César Iglesias Group’s mill in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

New Orleans, Louisiana-based Hoist & Crane Service Group (HCSG), a leading, national provider for hoist and crane inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs, partnered with ACCO Material Handling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of material handling products, including cranes and hoists, to provide a custom 2.5-ton heavy duty wire rope hoist solution to remove waste from wells at a pulp and paper recycling facility.

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INTERFOR CORPORATION (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP) announced today that Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Martin Juravsky has advised the Company of his decision to resign from Interfor effective April 30, 2020, to pursue another opportunity with a Toronto-based publicly listed company.

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet have initiated a joint project for the development of a novel wood-based 3D product to replace similar products made out of fossil resources, especially in consumer products like packaging.

PAPTAC Executive Director Greg Hay welcomed participants to the awards luncheon by underlining the importance of the Association’s national awards for business and research leadership, as well as for service to the Canadian pulp and paper industry.

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