Aug. 22, 2017 - Greycon says its Greycon Suite, combining X-Trim, opt-Studio and GreyconMill, has received Citrix Ready Verification.
Aug. 1, 2017 - ABB has launched L&W Fiber Online, describing it as a reliable, repeatable and cost-effective online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling fibre quality variables in paper stock preparation and pulp production.
Jul. 24, 2017 - Voith ensures its new EcoCal Plus calender will allow papermakers to produce high-grade board products with high stability and lower basis weight; the special thermal smoothing of the EcoCal Plus allows raw material savings of up to 3.5 per cent, it notes. As well, the process promises to result in an improved surface structure of the paper.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., has launched its Ultimate Blade Line featuring nanotechnology-enhanced composite doctor blades.
Jul. 4, 2017 - With the addition of AiroGuide to its product range, Voith is offering a guide roll cover in what the company describes as a modern fibre, that is very light but durable, composite material suitable for all paper machines.
Jun. 26, 2017 - KSB’s Multitec series of high-pressure multi-stage pumps has been expanded with the introduction of two new higher capacity models.
Jun. 23, 2017 - With its standardized designs, the new ABB N-series high voltage pre-engineered motors promises to meet the most common needs across a wide range of industries.
May 30, 2017 - ABB says its HPINet WIS dirt count system provides full web width inspection, imaging and identification in real-time, improving pulp quality and production yield as well as customer satisfaction.
May 30, 2017 - The Börger ONIXline rotary lobe pump is a positive displacement pump used for the conveyance of slurry, coatings, polymer, resins, sludge, and more.
May 30, 2017 - Xerium Technologies, a global provider of industrial consumable products and services, has shipped its first forming fabric from its Kunshan, China, machine clothing plant.
May 30, 2017 - With FormMax, PressMax and DryMax, Voith says it is achieving a higher level of performance for the paper machine by using the optimum combination of products in the paper production process.
May 24, 2017 - Buckman says Buckman OnSite is “ready when you are, wherever you are,” making sure vital process information flows to everyone who needs it 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) — a division of Barry-Wehmiller and supplier of converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries — is welcoming Gino Santi to the company’s North American-based team from PCMC Italia.
Aug. 20, 2017 - International technology Group Andritz says it has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tonnes of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland.
Aug. 20, 2017 - In February 2017, Bohui Paper Group contracted Voith to supply a new board machine. The BM4 will be built at Dafeng in the Chinese province Jiangsu and according to the group, it will be one of the largest board machines in the world.
Aug. 16, 2017 - After several months of laboratory work by the Research and Development team in Bordeaux France, Tembec says it has developed a very high viscosity cellulose grade.
Aug. 10, 2017 - The Navigator Company continues its expansion in the tissue sector and signs a contract with Voith for the supply of a new XcelLine tissue machine.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Cando Rail Services says its new TrackSmart program is a “major initiative” that will help create an environment which enhances safety training and improves the sharing of safety information and practices at every location.
Aug. 1, 2017 - FITNIR Analyzers has announced that a southern United States pulp mill has selected the online FT-NIR analyzer to replace its Modo-Chemetics auto-titrator for digester control.
Jul. 26, 2017 - Kadant Nordic AB, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., was awarded the order for an M-clean fabric cleaning system from Hiang Seng Fibre Container Company of Bangkok, Thailand. The 14 M-clean fabric cleaning systems are scheduled to be shipped later this year for installation on five board machines at the mill.
Jul. 20, 2017 - Almost every paper mill using forming fabrics has one — a mechanical tension gauge to measure the tension of paper machine clothing, mostly forming fabrics. When these instruments are not in perfect condition, they can cause serious problems, such as torn fabrics, too narrow and/or too long fabrics, and bearing failure.
Jul. 19, 2017 - Since January, papermakers around the globe have been able to purchase Voith products and services around the clock in the Voith Paper Webshop. But the new online platform promises to offer more than an easy way to purchase replacement parts — it also enables all information about a machine, from the original delivery to the order history and operating instructions, to be viewed at a glance, says Voith.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Rexnord’s newest whitepaper, Avoid Failure and Downtime: Imperatives to Specify Gear Drives, details how to increase reliability, uptime and profitability by selecting the correct gear drive.
Jul. 18, 2017 - The Timken Company has announced its majority-owned subsidiary, Timken India Ltd., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ABC Bearings Ltd., a manufacturer of tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings, and slewing rings in India.
Aug. 23, 2017 - A year after the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta., Scouts Canada youth, Scouters (adult volunteers) and their families will be planting 750 trees in the city’s J. Howard Pew Memorial Park on August 26 to help reforest the area.
Aug. 20, 2017 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of hemlock woolly adelgid, a regulated pest, in three counties in southwestern Nova Scotia, noting that this is the first time the pest has been detected in Atlantic Canada.
Aug. 20, 2017 - Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. All made from paper — a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible, part of our lives. Think about it, from the moment we wake up to when we nod off with a book in hand, paper is there.
Aug. 2, 2017 - UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) says EU Ecolabel is available for all UPM graphic paper grades, reaching what it says is the next “significant milestone” in its sustainability journey.
Aug. 1, 2017 - KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. has released its fifth annual sustainability report which shows ongoing progress towards meeting its 2020 sustainability goals.
Aug. 1, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products plans to undertake capital projects at its Northwood Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) Pulp mill located in Prince George, B.C., and its Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in Taylor, B.C.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Domtar Corporation released its 2017 Sustainability Report today, detailing the company’s endeavours to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for its shareholders, customers, employees and communities.
Jul. 12, 2017 - Private woodlot owners in Nova Scotia say they’re concerned a forestry consortium is putting them out of business by flooding the pulpwood market.
May 8, 2017 - 48.65 ° North. It’s -10 C outside and a foot of snow already covers the ground. An intense orange light has appeared in the Northern Lac Saint-Jean skies just over a month ago showing some signs of industrial development. But forget about any forestry or aluminum development like the region is used to. This time around, it’s all about cucumbers.
May 2, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a $75-million investment to build a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Ala.
May 1, 2017 - Canada grows on trees. As Canadians across the country gear up to celebrate the nation’s sesquicentennial on July 1st, the forest products industry is celebrating our storied past and bright future.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Fortress Paper has reported that the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its panel report today finding in favour of Canada in the dispute relating to China’s imposition of anti-dumping measures on Canada’s dissolving pulp industry.
Aug. 10, 2017 - When University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Lindsay Albers began her post-secondary studies, she didn’t know that forestry would be in the cards.
Aug. 9, 2017 - As a former junior hockey league player and Greenest Workforce Green Dream scholarship recipient, Mitch Martell came to his summer job already well equipped for excelling at team performance on the worksite.
Aug. 8, 2017 - Before coming to work for Canfor Pulp Limited, University of New Brunswick chemical engineering student Melanie Flack had never been west of Canada’s Ontario borders.
Aug. 2, 2017 - Don’t let emergency stop buttons and pull cords lull you into a false sense of security. They’re the conveyor equivalent of the engine oil light on your car’s dashboard: If the light goes on — or you’re reaching for the emergency stop button — it may be too late.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Noise affects virtually every workplace, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls, exposure to noise can lead to many issues.
Jun. 23, 2017 - It’s February and -40 degrees C outside. You’re starting your workday long before the sun rises, deep in the forest. You will be working on roads that hardly anyone uses, especially now in the dead of winter. Most notably, you’re working alone. If anything were to go wrong, no one would know. Knowing the risks, you go out and start your day because this is your livelihood.
Jun. 13, 2017 - Paper and wood fibre producer Domtar pleaded guilty and was fined $50,000 in court after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by a machine.
May 30, 2017 - In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) nonwovens machines, saying the standard will help producers ensure “safe and reliable operation” of their machines.
May 29, 2017 - The Canadian Press is reporting that the Newfoundland and Labrador government has reached a deal with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper over its pension plan.
May 4, 2017 - Workplace safety initiatives are essential when it comes to maintaining a work environment that is both safe and productive. However, the safety programs you put into place don’t mean much if employees aren’t inspired to change old behaviours. So, how do you get your workers motivated?
Mar. 2, 2017 - The impending skills gap is not a new topic of discussion. Along with proactive succession planning and mentorship between experienced and junior workers is one way to promote knowledge transfer at pulp and paper mills, recruitment — hiring a whole lot of young people — is a significant piece to the puzzle.
Feb. 10, 2017 - La Tribune is reporting that a machine fire in the finishing department at the Kruger Sherbrooke paper mill led to the evacuation of about 30 workers Tuesday morning.
Aug. 23, 2017 - Conifex Timber has announced the results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2017.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Fortress Paper reported 2017 second quarter operating EBITDA of $4.3 million, a decrease of $2.0 million relative to the comparative prior year period and a decrease of $3.2 million over the previous quarter.
Aug. 22, 2017 - KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) is reporting the Q2 2017 financial and operational results of KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP).
Aug. 16, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products of Montreal, Que., released its preliminary 2017 second quarter results, including a net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, of $74 million (all figures in US funds) compared to a net loss of $42 million in the same period in 2016.
Aug. 9, 2017 - Wood costs for the pulp industry in Europe were generally lower in the 1Q/17 than in the previous quarter, continuing a downward trend that, depending on the country, has lasted for four to six years.
Aug. 8, 2017 - According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, the coated paper market size is forecast to cross US$57 billion by 2024.
Aug. 3, 2017 - From January to June 2017, pulp exports rose 6.8 per cent in comparison with the same period of the previous year, reaching 6.8 million tonnes; exports of wood panels increased by 34.8 per cent, with 597,000 cubic meters directed to foreign markets, and paper exports grew 1 per cent with almost 1.1 million tonnes traded.
Jul. 30, 2017 - The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry reached US$2.9 billion from January to May of 2017, growth of 4.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Jul. 24, 2017 - This Net Earnings Summary has been prepared by PwC based on financial statements and other sources issued by the selected companies. Earnings are reported in regional currencies, as noted.
Jul. 17, 2017 - Wood fibre costs for pulp mills in the U.S. Northwest have fallen faster than in other region of the U.S. the past year, resulting in a more competitive industry sector, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. Despite the recent price reductions in Washington and Oregon, pulp manufacturers in the southern states continued to have lower wood fibre costs than pulp mills in the Northwest, Northeast and the Lake States in the 1Q/17.
Jul. 3, 2017 - Despite uncertainty surrounding the short-term future of the Canadian market dominating the pulp and paper world, most speakers at two separate May conferences presented optimistic views about the country’s long-term prospects.
Jun. 21 2017 - Overcapacity remains a major factor in the global outlook for pulp and paper in 2017. Indeed, by the end of the year, global market pulp production will be at an unprecedented all-time high in human history.

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