Paper Advance | North American pulp, paper and forestry innovation news Paper Advance provides daily news information for the pulp and paper industry in North America, covering topics of pulp, paper, paperboard, tissue, converting and bioeconomy innovation. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:57:06 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Port Hawkesbury Paper says order book full six years after reopening POINT TUPPER, N.S. — Port Hawkesbury Paper's order books for 2019 are essentially full, a senior company official says.

It's good news for the largest industrial employer in the Strait of Canso region, which is now six years removed from a year-long shutdown and sales process following the bankruptcy of its former American parent company.

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Canfor Extends Temporary BC Curtailment VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2018 - Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced today it will be extending its temporary curtailment at sawmills in British Columbia (BC) and will be reducing operating hours at some sawmills throughout Q1 2019. This decision is due to a continuing decline in lumber prices, in addition to high log costs and log supply constraints.

The curtailment extension and reduction in operating hours is expected to reduce Canfor's production output by an additional 55 million board feet in Q1. The sawmills are scheduled to resume production on January 7, 2019.

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Worksafe BC says combination of human and manufacturer error led to Domtar worker's death KAMLOOPS — Worksafe BC says a combination of human error and manufacturer's mistake led to an accident that killed a Domtar employee last June.

The accident on June 29, 2017 killed a crane operator and seriously injured another worker.

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Laakirchen Papier has restructured its sales Since the spring of 2018, the responsibilities for the sale of "Grapho" (SC paper) and "Starboard" (containerboard) have been divided up. The aim of this new sales structure is to provide every customer group with optimum support on a specific segment basis and use recognisable potential with even greater efficiency.

During the past two years, Laakirchen Papier has been characterised by numerous changes. For example, in the spring of 2018 its sales operations were restructured in order to facilitate a still more targeted response to customer requirements. As Franz Baldauf, the Laakirchen Papier AG CFO, explains: "Laakirchen Papier has to constantly develop further in order to be able to continue to meet the increasing demands of the paper industry in years to come. Our current sales structure is now precisely targeted on the special needs of our customers."

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Trade War Update: China Subverts Tariffs, Trade Gap Gets Wider Chinese exporters (and likey their American counterparts) have figured out a way for some items to skirt tariffs.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection determined last week that Chinese hardwood plywood is circumventing lumber tariffs by using Vietnam , Panjiva Research pointed out on Monday. The end-around is expected to have begun when duties were applied to certain types of lumber worldwide back in January.

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