Archive for June, 2010

How Computer Software Can Prevent Counterfeiting

With the onset of devices like colour photocopiers, personal printers, and high-quality photo printers readily available on the market, security features on banknotes are at an all time high when it comes to the technology they employ. While security features embedded in banknotes are the first line of defense when it comes to protection against […]

RISI: “Pulp Growth Ain’t Pulp Fiction – Embracing New Opportunities”

While “pulp fiction” may resonate with the hearts and minds of people, the wood pulp business sector sometimes results in a “hollow” response. While readers would not be able to turn the pages of their pulp fiction books or enjoy their cotton and rayon clothing without their wood pulp brethren, the pulp sector is often […]

India Switches Rs500 & 1,000 Notes To Blue Paper

After a significant “large-scale circulation of fake notes” throughout India over the past year, the Indian government has decided to begin printing Rs500 and Rs1,000 on special blue security paper to curtail counterfeiting in the region. Blue paper is made by combining cotton and linen fibre with a special dye that only glows under ultraviolet […]

Britain Attempts £5 Banknote Revival

In an attempt to revive the life of the £5 banknote, British banks will soon make the notes available in automated teller machines (ATMs). The Bank of England says the £5 was beginning to fall out of circulation because many people now consider the denomination to be “small change.” As a result, a bank source […]

Fortress Paper Announces $40,866,500 Bought Deal Offering

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – June 8, 2010) Fortress Paper Ltd. (“Fortress Paper” or the “Company”) (TSX:FTP), announces that it has entered into a financing agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Dundee Securities Corporation and including Jennings Capital Inc., Raymond James Ltd., and TD Securities Inc. (the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to the agreement, the Underwriters have […]

NEW FEATURES: Pixelating Watermarks

This article is part of a continuing series that looks at security features in development for the security paper industry. One of the most familiar – and recognizable – banknote security features is the watermark. First introduced in the 13th century in Italy, a watermark is an image or pattern on the security paper that […]


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 7, 2010 – Fortress Paper Ltd. (“Fortress Paper” or the “Corporation”) announces the signing of a purchase agreement by its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Ltd. (“Fortress Specialty”) with Stora Enso Oyi Cellulose Inc. to acquire digesters, specialized process equipment and other ancillary equipment to be used in the conversion […]

Fortress Paper Appoints Key Dissolving Pulp Managers for the Conversion of its Thurso Mill

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – June 3, 2010) – Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP) (“Fortress Paper” or the “Corporation”) announces the following appointments at its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. (“Fortress Specialty”): Peter Vinall as President and Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Byrne as Vice President, Technical Development and Donald Deer as Projects Leader. In addition, Fortress […]

Canadian Business Magazine: “Counterfeiting Cat-and-Mouse”

Currency makers are fighting a constant battle to stay ahead of counterfeiters, and the bills in your wallet are the product of countless hours of R&D, combining some of the latest developments in chemistry, physics and material science. And with both Canada and the U.S. introducing new bills next year, they’re about to become a […]

Pulp and Paper Canada: “Thurso’s Future Secure with Fortress”

There’s a new kid on the block and he’s playing by a different set of rules. Brimming with confidence, enthusiasm, and steadfast resolution to succeed, Fortress Paper offers a fresh perspective for Canada’s pulp and paper sector. With its recent acquisition of the idled Thurso pulp mill located in the Outaouais region of western Quebec, […]