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Paper Excellence Canada to restart pulp operations at Catalyst Crofton

Paper Excellence Canada is pleased to announce the resumption of kraft pulp operations at its Catalyst Crofton mill, bringing more than 300 workers back to their jobs. While market conditions allow for the restart of our pulp operations, the curtailment of paper operations at Crofton is being extended to the end of October. “In spite […]

Canfor to build new state-of-the-art mill in Houston, Canada

Canfor Corporation announces a substantial investment of approximately $200 million in the construction of a cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Houston, British Columbia. This state-of-the-art facility, characterized by its cost-efficiency and high productivity, is set to boast an impressive annual production capacity of approximately 350 million board feet. Don Kayne, President and CEO, shared his sentiments […]

Average Recycled Content of Canadian-Made Paper Packaging Is More Than 80%

The latest research results from the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) show the success of the paper packaging circular economy and continue to confirm that the feedstock used for the production of boxboard and containerboard in Canada is made of primarily recycled content fibres. The latest report represents the results of the 17th […]

Paper Excellence Canada permanently curtails Catalyst Paper Tiskwat

Paper Excellence Canada announced today the permanent curtailment of Catalyst Paper tiskwat, its paper mill in Powell River, BC. “It was a difficult decision to curtail tiskwat indefinitely in December 2021,” said Stew Gibson, Chief Operating Officer. “Following a comprehensive review of options, it has been determined that a restart of a pulp or paper […]

Mercer International announces temporary curtailment of its Celgar pulp mill

Mercer International Inc. recently announced the temporary curtailment of operations at its Celgar pulp mill located in Castlegar, BC, including wood acceptance. The curtailment is currently scheduled to become effective July 29, 2023, until August 28, 2023. This temporary curtailment results from a significant loss of rail transport capacity resulting from the Vancouver port job […]

Canadian manufacturing sales down 2.1% in June

Advance results indicate that total manufacturing sales in Canada decreased 2.1% in June 2023. The largest declines were in the petroleum and coal product, chemical, and food product industries, as Statistics Canada reports. canadian lumber production and export also suffered from same effects as we have mentioned in the previous report. This estimate was calculated based on a […]

Canadian lumber production down 6.1% in April

Lumber production in Canada decreased 14.9% from March to 4 074.0 thousand m3 in April. Production was down 6.1% from April 2022, reports Statistics Canada. Sawmills shipped 3 935.0 thousand m3 of lumber in April, down 8.2% from March and down 7.9% from April 2022. According to Analytics, in April 2023, Canada decreased exports of lumber to the United States by 4.4% year-on-year. Supplies to China increased by 54.9%, […]

Paper Excellence shares insights from discussion on EUDR

Paper Excellence participated in the “Wood you find it?” event hosted by FSC International in Brussels to discuss the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), approved in April by the European Parliament. Representatives of the European Commission responsible for the approved text, public policy makers, companies, NGOs and FSC leaders discussed together what are the biggest challenges […]

Packaging Logs Lumber Topics Strategy Production Сapacity Production All topics Press Releases Archive Newsletters Search Canadian wood product manufacturing shows resilience with March 2023 capacity utilization rebound

Despite a slight decline in the overall manufacturing sector in February, Canadian wood products manufacturing demonstrated resiliency in March 2023. According to Statistics Canada, the capacity utilization rate of the wood product manufacturing industry was 80.8% in March 2023, a significant rebound from 76.8% in February 2023. However, this represents a decrease when compared to […]

Supremex Acquires Graf-Pak in Quebec, Canada

Supremex on May 8 announced the acquisition of the assets of Graf-Pak Inc., a provider of folding carton packaging solutions to a variety of commercial markets. The transaction was concluded for a total consideration of approximately $6.0 million, on a cash-free and debt-free basis, subject to customary adjustments, financed through the company’s existing credit facility. […]