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Q&A with Mark DeAndrea: Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation Team

Q&A with Mark DeAndrea: Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation Team

In search of a replacement for petroleum-based products and materials, the world is turning its attention to biomaterials. We spoke with Mark DeAndrea, vice president and business unit leader for Domtar's BioMaterials Innovation team, about what the future holds for biomaterials .

Why is the BioMaterials Innovation team important to Domtar?

The world is transitioning away from one that depends on petroleum-based products toward one that will favor bio-based products. To do so, we need access to harvestable, sustainable, renewable biomass — the largest source of which is trees. According to the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, there are more than 22 billion metric tons of standing forest in the United States alone, growing at 2 percent annually. Approximately 1 percent, or 236 million metric tons, of that supply is harvested each year.

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Q&A with Tom Howard: How Are Trade Tariffs Impacting Our Industry?

Q&A with Tom Howard: How Are Trade Tariffs Impacting Our Industry?

Tom Howard , vice president of government relations, has advocated for the pulp and paper industry for more than 25 years. He and his colleagues work at the local, state and...

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Not just talk: the role of business in combatting global warming

Not just talk: the role of business in combatting global warming

S tora Enso combats global warming in many ways and has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions for over a decade. It all starts with commitment. We spoke with our Chief Fina...

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Is bio-based materials the right alternative to make your packaging more sustainable?

Is bio-based materials the right alternative to make your packaging more sustainable?

Ahead of his hugely popular workshop on 'Bio-based packaging ' we spoke to Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager from Corbion to gain a preview of his workshop. Stephan...

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CEPI invites Canada to Paper & Beyond

CEPI invites Canada to Paper & Beyond

The 2018 edition of CEPI's annual conference, previously known as European Paper Week will be held on 16 and 17 October 2018. This year's conference is titled Paper & Be...

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An interview with Junai Maharaj, President & CEO of Buckman

An interview  with Junai Maharaj, President & CEO of Buckman

1) Buckman, who will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020, recently went through a rebrand. What can you tell us about the reasoning behind this change?

Our new bra...

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Exclusive Interview with Daniel Varnell of Solenis

Exclusive Interview with Daniel Varnell of Solenis

Smithers Pira: Can you tell us about growth potential for specialty papers in the digital printing sector? Is this a market that you believe will continue to see an increa...

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Global Teamwork: AFT’s Growing Advantage

Global Teamwork: AFT’s Growing Advantage

The Pulp and Paper Industry just gained an advocate for teamwork, naming Jacques Beauchemin as President and CEO of AFT. In his previous position as CFO, Jacques was inst...

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Everick Spence and Domtar’s Continuous Improvement Efforts

Everick Spence and Domtar’s Continuous Improvement Efforts

In the past four years, Continuous Improvement initiatives have played a significant role in Domtar's success by achieving numerous cost saving and production efficiencie...

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