specialty cellulose

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Future of Canada’s Forestry Sector is Renewable

by CHAD WASILENKOFF Push aside dated notions of our global forestry sector as dominated by lumberjacks focused solely on logging trees and processing the wood. Today’s forests are increasingly high-tech with employees skilled in biochemistry, genetics, computer modeling, satellite imagery, and digital processing. Today’s bio-economy is a dynamic global market that mirrors a paradigm shift […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Pulp And Paper Canada: “Fraser Papers Exits Canadian Scene After Six Years”

TORONTO — Fraser Papers has completed the sale of its two Canadian mills, located at Thurso, Que. and Edmunston, N.B., in two separate transactions, leaving the insolvent paper company with no Canadian pulp and paper operations. The Thurso mill was sold to Fortress Paper. The Edmunston facility was sold as part of the specialty papers […]

Canadian forestry sector reseeds

Once-moribund industry sprouts new demand and higher share prices. A the adage goes, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second best time is now. Ideally, investors planted their money into forestry early enough to see their money grow along with the recent surge in commodity and equity prices. But […]

What Is Rayon?

This week, Vancouver-based paper maker Fortress Paper announced a new venture (read “Fortress Paper Announces An Acquisition To Enter The Specialty Cellulose and Bio Energy Sectors”) acquiring a mill in Thurso, Quebec with the intention of transforming wood pulp into specialty cellulose. Derived from dissolving wood pulp to its organic core, specialty cellulose is a […]

Fortress Paper Announces an Acquisition to Enter the Specialty Cellulose and Bio-Energy Sectors

Fortress Paper Ltd. (“Fortress Paper” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:FTP), a leading producer of security and specialty papers, in a major strategic move today announces the signing of an asset purchase agreement (“APA”) to acquire the assets of a northern bleached hardwood kraft (“NBHK”) manufacturing facility located in Thurso, Quebec (the “Thurso Mill”) from Fraser Papers […]