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SCA is purchasing the Copamex baby diaper business in Mexico and Central America. The purchase price is equivalent to approximately USD 50m on a debt-free basis.Copamex produces well-known baby diaper brands Dry Kids for the Mexican market and Tessy Babies…
CMPC’s board approved the replacement of one of the tissue paper machines at the Santa Anita mill located in Lima, for a new one with a higher production capacity. With this US$15 million investment, CMPC Tissue will reach to aproximally…
As part of their continuing commitment to balancing environmental responsibility and corporate growth, KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC, an unbleached Kraft paper and lumber producer, announced today it has upgraded its SFI fiber sourcing certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) SFI…
In a letter steered by Congressmen Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to the U.S. Green Building Council, 79 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing 35 different states, have urged the organization to "accept all credible forest…
The Mackenzie pulp mill in British Columbia has been acquired by Paper Excellence B.V., for an undisclosed sum. The transaction secures the future of the mill which is expected to resume production of high quality NBSK pulp in the fall.…
Metso will deliver a front-end system, comprising wood handling and fiber preparation system, for fiber board production to Berneck, Curitibanos, Santa Catarina state in Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011. The order value is below EUR…
Abitibi Consolidated Company of Canada, as the owner and operator of a paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, was fined $125,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused injuries to two workers and a student.…
UPM has sold to the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources a conservation easement on 187,876 acres (76,000 hectares) of UPM-owned forest land in Northern Minnesota. UPM will receive USD 44 million (approximately EUR 36 million) for the easement…
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,…