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Low Canadian dollar boosts competitiveness of Canadian newsprint producers

February 22, 2017

The competitiveness of Canadian newsprint producers in North America is bolstered by the low Canadian dollar.


Exchange rate movements and competitiveness in the global NBSK market

February 7, 2017

Exchange rate movements and competitiveness in the global NBSK market


The forest sector Q3 financial results rebounded

February 8, 2016

The financial performance of Canadian forest sector firms rebounded during the third quarter of 2015.


Vulnerability of B.C. pulp and paper mills to MPB infestation

November 16, 2015

Given the anticipated B.C. pine shortage, we look at how much of B.C. pulp production currently comes from pine.


East and West – a shift of the historical distribution and dynamics of Canadian pulp production

July 23, 2015

Although Western Canada produces less total wood pulp than Eastern Canada, for some types of pulp, Western Canada produces and exports more than the East.


2014 Financial results of Canadian forest sector

July 16, 2015

The financial results of the largest publicly traded Canadian forest sector firms improved significantly in 2014.


The future of graphic paper (Graphic paper #4)

August 26, 2014

As graphic paper demand has declined, Canadian forest industry stakeholders are investing in the commercialization of transformative technologies to develop and market the forest fibre products of the future.


The graphic paper demand collapse (Graphic paper #3)

August 19, 2014

Both production and demand have fallen drastically for all graphic paper grades in Canada and the United States since the year 2000.


The publishing business model (Graphic paper #2)

August 8, 2014

Four key technology developments contributed to the near collapse of the business model of the traditional print communications industry, which are briefly examined here.


Graphic paper 101

August 1, 2014

Graphic papers consist of a variety of types and are used in a variety of applications, the vast majority involving communications. The rise of electronic media has significantly affected demand for graphic papers.



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