June 10, 2014
 ''We are proud and honored to have Dr. Richard Berry, CelluForce’s Chief Technology Officer, this year’s recipient of the prestigious TAPPI International Nanotechnology Technical award, on our team. It is a well-deserved honor for Dr. Berry. His initiatives and hard work over the last four years have helped CelluForce progress towards becoming a world leader in the commercialization and manufacturing of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)'' said Jean Moreau, CelluForce CEO.

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November 01, 2013
CelluForce finalist in prestigious Global Cleantech Cluster Association 2013 Awards
 
 
October 15, 2012
CelluForce to participate at two upcoming industry conferences
 
 
September 17, 2012
Clean50 Award
 CelluForce’s Dr. Richard Berry, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, named to Canada’s Clean50

Award recognizes Dr. Berry’s leadership in sustainable development and clean capitalism

 

 

Montreal, September 17, 2012 – CelluForce, the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), also referred to as Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC), is proud to announce that its Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Richard Berry, has been selected as one of Canada’s Clean50 honourees. This award, now in its second year, recognizes the most outstanding leaders in sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada.

 

Dr. Berry was recognized in the category of Research & Development for his contribution to the development of NCC/CNC, a high-value nanomaterial that can improve the performance of existing products and enable the development of new ones. NCC/CNC can be economically extracted from wood fiber and improves the strength, durability and toughness of products. It can reduce damage caused by wear, abrasion and light, and has antioxidant properties. Abundant, natural, renewable, recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, NCC/CNC is expected to become a major contributor to the green economy in numerous industrial sectors in the coming decades.  

‘’It is an honour to receive this recognition for work that has been done by remarkable teams at FPInnovations, Domtar and now CelluForce,” said Dr. Berry.  “Being selected by Canada’s Clean50 is a well-deserved honour for Dr. Berry, and we congratulate him on this achievement,” said Jean Moreau, CEO, CelluForce. “Dr. Berry’s initiatives over the past four years have helped to convince industrial and government stakeholders of the huge industrial potential of NCC/CNC, enabling Canada to bring NCC/CNC research from university and industry laboratories into an industrial and commercial reality. This has strengthened Québec and Canada’s position as world leaders in innovation in the forestry industry. We are honored to have Dr. Berry on our team.”

“These exceptional Clean50 honourees have not only succeeded in identifying opportunities for innovation and improvements, they have actually delivered them, in many instances giving their organizations strategic advantages over their competitors, while also delivering a net benefit for the planet,” said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group, and Founder of Canada’s Clean50 Awards. “Add up the accomplishments of the Clean50—the individuals and organizations they represent—and you see a massive investment in a better way of doing business. All Canadians will reap the benefits.”

 

Over 500 nominations were received, and the results of the national search will be published in a special supplement by Corporate Knights.

 

Media are invited to attend the Clean50 Summit (day) or awards ceremony (evening) on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

 

 

About CelluForce Inc.

 

CelluForce Inc. is the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), also referred to as Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC).  The company is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations. CelluForce manufactures NCC/CNC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, develops new applications for NCC/CNC, markets and sells it. The company currently has a workforce of 40 employees and its head office is in Montreal.  www.celluforce.com

 

About Clean50 and Delta Management Group

Canada’s 2013 Clean50 recognizes individuals or small teams who have made the greatest impact on Canada’s long-term sustainability and have contributed to clean business in Canada. Honourees are selected by Delta Management Group and an external advisory team. Founded in 1992, Delta Management Group is a Toronto-based boutique search firm that connects Canada’s best corporate sustainability leaders, advocates, stewards and clean-tech professionals with leading organizations.

 

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CelluForce

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Delta Management Group / Clean50 Contact

Gavin Pitchford

Chief Talent Officer

416.925.2005 x 2300

gpitchford@deltamanagement.com



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July 04, 2012
CelluForce and FPInnovations welcome 16 year old SBCC award recipient, Janelle Tam, in Montreal and Windsor
 
 
June 04, 2012
CelluForce to participate at TAPPI 2012 Nanotechnology Conference in Montreal
 MONTREAL, June 4, 2012 - CelluForce, the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), is participating in the 2012 TAPPI Nanotechnology Conference in Montreal  held June 4-7, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Québec.  Jean Moreau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Celluforce, as well as René Goguen, Vice President Manufacturing, will present topics on innovation and environmental health and safety practices.


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries.
The 2012 TAPPI International Conference in Montreal presents Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, showcasing the newest research, applications, and commercial development issues.

 

What:                   From Innovations to Market: Our Business Model

Who:                    Jean Moreau, President and CEO, CelluForce

When:                  Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

Where:                Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

 

 

What:                   Environmental Health and Safety Practices for Safe
                                Production of NanoCrystalline Cellulose

Who:                    René Goguen, Vice President Manufacturing, CelluForce

When:                  Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:                Hyatt Regency Montreal, 1255 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

 

 

 

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with CelluForce please contact:

Elpi Klapas
eklapas@webershandwick.com
+1.514.871.4793

 

About CelluForce Inc.

CelluForce Inc. is the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC). The company is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations. CelluForce manufactures NCC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, develops new applications for NCC, markets and sells it. The company currently has a workforce of 30 employees and its head office is in Montreal.  www.celluforce.com
 
 
May 23, 2012
CelluForce Honoured With Celebrate Partnerships! Award
 
 
March 29, 2012
CelluForce's nanotechnology scientist awarded 2012 Doug Purvis Memorial Prize

Dr. Richard Berry honoured by award from the Society of Chemical Industry


 


Montreal, March 29, 2012
– CelluForce’s , Richard Berry PhD, a leader in the development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) is honoured today with the 2012 Doug Purvis Memorial award by the Society of Chemical Industry at the SCI Canada Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto.


Dr. Berry is recognized for his contribution in the industrial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose, a recyclable, non-toxic and renewable material extracted from trees. ‘’It is an honour to receive this recognition for work that has been done by remarkable teams at FPInnovations,  Domtar and now CelluForce’’, says Dr. Berry.
While at FP Innovations, he developed significant pulping technology in the elimination of dioxins, high-temperature peroxide bleaching, aldehyde-enhanced bleaching and more recently neutral bleaching.


Dr. Berry’s initiatives in the past four years helped to convince industrial and Government stakeholders of the huge industrial potential of NCC and have allowed Canada to take NCC research in university and industry laboratories to industrial and commercial reality. This has positioned Quebec and Canada as world leaders in the development of this new nanotechnology and emerging industry.


He now has moved to CelluForce – the joint venture of Domtar Inc and FPInnovations, where he is working to ensure the technical and business success of the demonstration plant which has a capacity of 1 tonne per day.


The Purvis Memorial Awards honors Canadians in academia or an industry, based on chemisty, who have significantly strengthened their sector or an institution that industry relies upon. The chemical industry embraces traditional chemical companies focusing on chemical manufacture and distribution, but also industries such as coatings, crop protection, environmental services, food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, synthetic fibres and pulp and paper.


About Dr. Richard Berry

Leader of the nanotechnology initiative at FPInnovations since the very beginning, Dr. Berry has numerous scientific accomplishments and a long experience for overseeing the industrial application of his numerous inventions. He recently received the prestigious 2009 Nano-industry award from NanoQuébec for his contribution to the development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose. The initiatives Dr. Berry has spearheaded in recent years have allowed Canada to position itself as a world leader in the development of this new nanotechnology industry.

Dr. Berry has taught numerous courses for TAPPI, PAPTAC, and FP Innovations and chaired the 2000 International Pulp Bleaching Conference. He also holds thirteen patents and his work has been published in more than eighty articles and in two monographs. Dr. Berry received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Geology from Keele University in Staffordshire, England in 1975. In 1980 he earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

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March 23, 2012
CelluForce to present at Bioplastek Forum 2012 in Arlington, Virginia
 MONTREAL, March 23, 2012 - CelluForce, the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystaline Cellulose (NCC), announced that it will participate in the Bioplastek Forum 2012 being held March 28-30, 2012 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Wadood Hamad, Principal Scientist and expert in NCC, will present product development opportunities with NCC on March 29, 2012.


The Forum will address the opportunity bioplastics represent in sustainability and environmental leadership for the chemical and materials industries, as well as the issues confronting the bioplastics value chain.


NCC is an advanced material derived from wood fibre that improves the strength, durability and toughness of products. It can reduce damage caused by wear, abrasion and light. This high-value nanomaterial can also be incorporated into systems to make light reflective structures (tunable from ultraviolet to infrared), impermeable to gas and stable over time.  NCC can transform the performance of existing products as well as help create new, unique and improved products.  Natural, renewable, recyclable, compostable and bio-degradable, NCC also has the potential to become a contributor to the green economy in numerous industrial sectors in the coming decades


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We have developed proprietary technology to incorporate NCC as high-performance reinforcement in many polymeric systems, including poly(lactic acid), polyhydroxyalkanoates and polyolefins,’’ says Dr. Hamad. ‘’NCC allows us to develop high-performance and functional bio-based barrier and engineering materials with tunable properties.’’


The presentation will also explore other potential developments using NCC in organic and inorganic systems.


About CelluForce Inc.

CelluForce Inc. is the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC). The company is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations. CelluForce manufactures NCC in the world’s first demonstration plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec,
develops new applications for NCC, markets and sells it. The company currently has a workforce of 30 employees and its head office is in Montreal.  www.celluforce.com

 

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For media inquiries or an interview with a CelluForce representative, please contact Elpi Klapas at +1.514.871.4793 or eklapas@webershandwick.com
 
 
January 26, 2012
CelluForce celebrates the inauguration of the world's first NanoCrystalline Cellulose demonstration plant
Montréal, January 26, 2012 – CelluForce officially inaugurated today the world’s first NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) demonstration plant at the Domtar pulp and paper mill site in Windsor, Quebec. Jean Moreau, President and CEO of CelluForce, was accompanied by the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Joe Oliver; Québec’s Minister for Finance, Alain Paquet; John D. Williams, President and CEO of Domtar; and Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO of FPInnovations.

CelluForce is ramping up its production of NCC with a target of reaching a 1,000 kg (1 metric ton) per day production rate in 2012. Trials integrating NCC into the manufacturing process of different products are currently taking place through technical collaboration agreements between CelluForce and 15 companies based in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia in four main industrial sectors: paints and coatings, films and barriers, textiles, and composites.
Plant construction extended over a 14-month period and was completed on time. The Canadian and Québec governments made a significant contribution to the financing of the $36 million plant with $23.2 million coming from Natural Resources Canada (Pulp and Paper Green Transformation Program and Transformative Technologies Program) and $10.2 million from Québec’s Natural Resources and Wildlife Department.

Grateful to all those who have contributed thus far to this exciting venture, Jean Moreau declared: “This is the stellar result of the winning combination of Domtar’s operational expertise with FPInnovations’ technical and scientific knowledge to develop an effective manufacturing process for NanoCrystalline Cellulose. Governments were receptive to our project, which was in line with their innovation and forestry industry strategies, while our enthusiastic employees were thrilled to participate in such a unique and innovative initiative. Today we celebrate a milestone that enables us to be the first in he world on the path to creating a significant market for NCC. There is an exciting future ahead for NCC and CelluForce.”

“Our investment in the CelluForce project is part of a larger story at Domtar around unlocking greater value from wood fiber,” added John D. Williams, Domtar President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to be partners in this world-class venture that aligns so squarely with our business growth objective to become a global leader in fiber innovation.”

Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO of FPInnovations stated that “This is a significant milestone in Canadian innovation history. We have demonstrated that through investment in public-private partnerships, Canada is taking a leadership position in developing and deploying game changing innovations, such as NCC, to help the transformation of the forest industry and to create wealth for Canadians. We are very proud that this innovation developed by FPInnovations’ research team is now moving from the laboratories to the marketplace. This is a great day for FPInnovations’ staff and all our partners.”

NCC is an advanced material derived from wood fibre that improves the strength, durability and toughness of products. It can reduce damage caused by wear, abrasion and light. This high-value nanomaterial can also be incorporated into systems to make light reflective structures (tunable from ultraviolet to infrared), impermeable to gas and stable over time. NCC can transform the performance of existing products as well as help create new, unique and improved products. Natural, renewable, recyclable, compostable and bio-degradable, NCC also has the potential to become a contributor to the green economy in numerous industrial sectors in the coming decades.

NCC’s remarkable properties will lead to commercial applications largely exceeding those of traditional wood fibre products. CelluForce will, on a worldwide basis, market NanoCrystalline Cellulose for strength applications under the CelluForce Impact™ brand, and optical applications under the CelluForce Allure™ brand.
About CelluForce CelluForce is the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC). The company is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations. CelluForce manufactures NCC in the world’s first plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Québec, develops new applications for it, markets and sells it. The company currently has a workforce of 30 employees and its head office is in Montreal.

About FPInnovations
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world leader that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector's global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industrial and government members. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector's value chain, from forestry operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations' staff numbers more than 500. Its research laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, Thunder Bay, Edmonton and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit: www.fpinnovations.ca

About Domtar
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of papergrade, fluff and specialty pulp. The Company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide range of business, commercial printing and publishing as well as converting and specialty papers including recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice® Office Paper, part of a family of environmentally and socially responsible papers. Domtar also produces a complete line of incontinence care products and distributes washcloths marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper distribution facilities. The Company employs approximately 8,800 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com


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