Kruger Products Thinks Green

Maryse Gaudreault, MNA for Hull, today announced, on behalf of Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, $675,153 in financial assistance for Kruger Products L.P. for the implementation of two energy efficiency projects under the EcoPerformance program. Kruger Products L.P.’s Gatineau Mill manufactures and distributes quality paper towel and tissue products for household and commercial use under such well-known brands as Cashmere and Scotties. With this financial assistance the company was able to complete a condensate management improvement project and will implement a heat recovery project.
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Andritz Starts up World’s First Eucalyptus Fluff Pulp Drying Plant

Andtritz has successfully started up the world’s first eucalyptus-based fluff pulp drying plant at Suzano Papel e Celuloseʼs Suzano mill, São Paulo, Brazil. The pulp produced is mainly used for production of sanitary papers. Andritz Pulp & Paper delivered several modifications to the existing PM5 production line including a new rewinder. Within a time frame of less than nine months, the complete line was engineered, rebuilt, and put into operation for the production of both fluff pulp and wood-free paper.
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Sealed Air Corporation Donates to Toys for Tots

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) has collected almost 1,000 toys this holiday season for donation to the Toys for Tots Program. From coast to coast, twelve Sealed Air locations participated in the toy drive as a way to bring holiday cheer to children in the communities where Sealed Air operates. The company is a 2015 National Corporate Donor to Toys for Tots. For over 50 years, Toys for Tots has been the U.S. Marine Corps’ premier community action program. The Toys for Tots message of hope for the future has motivated youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Toys for Tots not only benefits children, but also has a positive impact on communities, on businesses, on the Marine Corps and on the nation.
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Paper, Wood Products Manufacturers File Biomass Litigation on Clean Power Plan

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski have issued the following statements after filing a joint petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) treatment of biomass energy in the final Clean Power Plan.
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Production of All Major Forest Products Exceeds Levels Seen Prior to Economic Crisis

Global production of all major wood products is showing its largest growth since the global economic downturn of 2008-2009, according to new data published by FAO [on Dec. 18]. In 2014, growth in wood products, including industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels and pulp and paper, ranged from 1 to 5 percent, surpassing the pre-recession levels of 2007. The fastest growth was registered in Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean.
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From Coffee to Canvas: Carolyn Sewell Trades Controversy for Creativity

This time each year, as stockings are hung from chimneys with care, a small but vocal minority of Scrooges make a social media mountain out of the non-denominational season’s greetings molehill. The 2015 bugaboo: Starbucks’ annual holiday-themed red cups, a tradition for the coffee giant since 1997. In the past, the cups have featured a series of holiday-themed images, ranging from ornaments to reindeer to snowmen. This year’s cups, by minimalist contrast, feature the iconic green Starbucks seal floating atop a tasteful red ombré.
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Oil up After U.S. Crude Stocks Drop, Still Close to Multi-Year Lows

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, underpinned by an unexpected fall in U.S. crude inventories but were still close to multi-year lows as supplies remained abundant and as OPEC lowered the demand outlook for its exports. At 1249 GMT, Brent crude futures were up 69 cents at $36.81 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures CLc1 were up 63 cents at $36.77. A day earlier Brent touched $35.98, its lowest since July 2004.
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