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Maine pulp and paper technology forum sees innovation as key to mills’ future

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Maine pulp and paper technology forum sees innovation as key to mills’ future

February 28, 2014 - 08:12

PORTLAND, ME, Feb. 28, 2014 (Bangor Daily News) -If people arrived as pessimists at a forum Thursday morning about the future of Maine's paper and pulp industries, most left with at least a bit more optimism.

With recent headlines focused on the closure of the East Millinocket paper mill, layoffs at Lincoln Paper and Tissue and potential pain that could result from the proposed merger of Verso Paper and NewPage, it's no wonder people have a dim view of the pulp and paper industries in Maine.

But two speakers at Thursday's forum, which was sponsored by the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, commonly referred to as E2Tech, countered those negative headlines with positive stories of innovation and economic vitality at their mills - one pulp, the other paper.

Bangor Daily News - ‘This is not your grandfather's paper mill': Innovation offers hope to Maine's paper and pulp industry

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