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AbitibiBowater could emerge from bankruptcy protection in October if creditors vote in August to approve the newsprint producer's restructuring plan, the Canadian Press reports. The Montreal-based company has been under court protection in Canada and the United States since April…
Staples, Inc., a company committed to making it easy for customers, demonstrates as much with their comprehensive environmental program, EcoEasy™, the topic of a new episode in the popular On Paper sustainability podcast series. Sponsored by NewPage Corporation, North America’s…
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, reorganizes its distribution network for silicone and polymer products in Chile to improve efficiency and to create crossregional synergies. As part of an ongoing optimization of WACKER’S distribution sales channels, Quimica Anders is to be…
Reducing air emissions, actively managing water use, and building community relationships are examples of work by Georgia-Pacific’s operations that were honored this year through the company’s Environmental Excellence Awards program. For 15 years, Georgia-Pacific has recognized projects and achievements that…
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 16:00

AF&PA Releases 2010 Sustainability Report

The American Forest & Paper Association has issued its 2010 report measuring progress by the forest products industry on key sustainability indicators. The report – Sustainable Practices: a foundation of the forest products industry – shows that despite the severe…
The Stowe Woodward plant in North Bay, Ont., is closing as a result of reorganization at its parent company, Xerium Technologies, Inc. Xerium manufactures clothing and roll covers used primarily in paper production.It is expected that production at the North…
Catalyst Paper has announced that it is permanently closing its Elk Falls paper mill near Campbell River, British Columbia in September. This facility has been indefinitely curtailed since February 2009.“Today’s news is a disappointing outcome for mill employees and families,…
Thursday, 08 July 2010 15:00

Pacific Northwest Update

Following impressive gains in lumber and plywood prices, Douglas fir log prices delivered to mills in western Oregon and Washington increased from $432/MBF to $528/MBF, up more than 20 percent since the beginning of the year. For May, Southwest Oregon…
The approval of Terrace Bay Pulp's repayment plan moves the idled Ontario pulp mill one step closer to resuming production this summer. According to the Chronicle Journal newspaper, 165 of 168 voted in favour of the plan, which represents $35…
The portfolio of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) was received with great interest at ExpoPrint Latin America 2010, which took place from June 23 to 29 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company exhibited a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art technologies and services…
Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has completed the acquisition of Associated Packaging Technologies, Inc. (APT), North America's largest manufacturer and supplier of Crystallized Polyethylene Terepthalate (CPET) containers to the frozen food industry, it was…
The Canada-based company Cascades has broken ground on a project that will produce recycled pulp from old corrugated containers (OCC). In an announcement May 31, Alain Lemaire, president and CEO of Cascades, Mario Plourde, president and COO of Cascades Specialty…
Argentina center first in region to implement TÜV recognized Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) ABB has just announced that its Safety Execution Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been certified by TÜV as having in place and applying a Functional…
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