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ABB Opens Its Mexico technology and engineering center

ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally. An initial $1 million investment has been made for the new Mexico Technology and Engineering Center (MXTEC) in the city of Merida, Yucatan, to help the technology leader to reach higher […]

Interfor announces temporary production curtailments in Q1’23

Interfor announced plans to reduce its lumber production output in the first quarter of 2023 by at least 100 million board feet, or 8% of quarterly capacity, as economic conditions and market uncertainty continue to impact lumber demand. This temporary reduction in output is expected to be mostly concentrated outside of Interfor’s US South operating […]

Kruger Packaging opens $114 million facility in Elizabethtown

Kruger Packaging, with base operations in Montreal, Canada, has opened an over 475,000-square-foot building in Elizabethtown in Kentucky, USA. The $114 million state-of-the-art facility will manufacture environmentally sustainable packaging products, creating nearly 150 new jobs. The plant will produce more than two billion square-feet of 100% recycled corrugated boxes annually — the equivalent of over 40,000 […]

Global specialty pulp and paper chemicals market to reach $38.5 billion by 2027

Functional Chemicals, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.8% CAGR and reach US$20.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Taking into account the ongoing post pandemic recovery, growth in the Bleaching Chemicals segment is readjusted to a revised 5.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The […]

Paper Excellence Announces Indefinite Curtailment of Crofton Paper Mill Operations due to low demand from china & high costs

Paper Excellence announced the indefinite curtailment of its paper operations at the Catalyst Crofton facility on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, starting in early December 2022. Paper Excellence explained that paper markets in China served by the mill have significantly weakened while there have been substantial cost escalations for chemicals, energy, and wood fiber used […]

Nordic Paper Temporarily Stops Production at Greaker Mill Due to High Electricity Costs in Norway

Nordic Paper said that it has decided to stop production for three days at its Greaker paper mill in Norway due to the current high daily price for electricity. The company said the production downtime will have a marginal financial impact on its third-quarter results. The plant is part of the segment Natural Greaseproof and […]

West Fraser Timber cuts production capacity at three mills in Canada

West Fraser Timber is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams Lake sawmills and approximately 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel Plywood mill in Canada.  The curtailments will be realized through the elimination of one shift at each facility. The reduction in capacity […]

Paper Excellence Nears Completion of $500 Million ‘Winterizing’ Project at Prince Albert Pulp Mill

Paper Excellence on May 4 announced that it is nearing completion of a significant project to winterize the pulp mill at Prince Albert Pulp Inc (PAPI) in Saskatchewan, Canada. Winterizing the mill means that the interior of the mill is now heated for the first time since 2014, when the site last operated. The project […]

Chinese scientists turn black coal by-product into white paper

More than 2,000 years after the invention of paper in China, the country’s scientists are claiming another breakthrough that replaces its key ingredient with the dirty waste from coal-fired power plants. The result – which is almost indistinguishable from paper made from wood pulp – achieves a more than 90 per cent match to pure […]

Paper Excellence to slow down Meadow Lake production

Paper Excellence recently announced an indefinite production slowdown of its Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan BCTMP mill due to repeated lack of railway service. Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Inc., which employs 190 people and infuses over $1 million daily into Canada’s economy, is dependent on CN Rail, which has failed to transport Meadow Lake’s pulp production to […]