Dec. 9, 2017 - SKF’s latest rolling bearings catalogue offers new features to help customers choose the optimum bearing arrangement for their project.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Andritz Separation, part of international technology group Andritz, has developed a new computer-assisted tool for operator training that aims to help maximize machine and process performance with minimal training time.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Valmet says it has revolutionized water drainage in the wire section of a paper machine with its polarized forming fabrics.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Yokogawa Electric plans to release an enhanced version of the Stardom network-based control system in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Endress+Hauser has introduced what it says is the world’s first self-calibrating temperature sensor, the iTHERM TrustSens hygienic RTD.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Moore Industries says its new THZ3 compact Dual Input Smart HART temperature transmitter in DIN rail mount housing now includes Associated Intrinsically-Safe (AIS) sensor connections.
Nov. 28, 2017 - AW-Lake Company has introduced the FAC-R frequency to analogue converter that changes incoming sensor frequency to both current and voltage analog output.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Archroma, a colour and specialty chemicals company, has introduced Cartaspers PLH liquid, a one-product, organic additive that delivers “easy and highly-effective” control of pitch and stickies deposition in soft water pulp and papermaking environments.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Valmet describes the Valmet IQ Converting Scanner for corrugated board as a “long-awaited addition” to its quality management control concept for corrugators and other board converting machines.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Sulzer says it has taken a “significant step” to further decrease power consumption and reduce the environmental impact of its product portfolio with the Agistar SSA side-mounted agitator.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Following the release of its new branding in July, Spiroflow has launched a new website, featuring a modern design and providing visitors with more complete access to critical information and its solutions.
Nov. 22, 2017 - Yokogawa Electric has released Centum VP R6.05, an enhanced version of its flagship integrated production control system.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Andritz has received an order to modernize the stock preparation line in the sack kraft paper production line at Mariysky Pulp and Paper Mill in Volzhsk, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.
Dec. 8, 2017 - Since dryer sections require use of high temperatures and pressures, they must be treated with caution. The nature of the dryers’ function and required operating care make it important that they be given close attention in the mill safety program.
Dec. 7, 2017 - Valmet will deliver a new high capacity chipping line and chip handling system to Sappi Southern Africa’s Saiccor pulp mill. The upgrade aims to to increase the chipping capacity, improve chip quality and minimize wood losses. The chipper will be delivered and installed at the end of 2018 and start-up is planned for January 2019.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Honeywell today released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Buckman has entered into a strategic alliance with Engro Corp., through its digital business arm Engro Digital, in an effort to deliver process and reliability optimization to utilities and industries.
Nov. 29, 2017 - Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has announced that Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alta., is now authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys.
Nov. 27, 2017 - International technology group Andritz has received an order from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant to be built on the premises of the MES shipyard in Ichihara in the Chiba Prefecture.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The adage “work smarter, not harder” applies to all of us. If a simple improvement can save you time, money and resources, it’s well worth the initial investment.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Last month Voith Paper concluded the start-up of the new XcelLine VTM 3 tissue machine it supplied to U.S. tissue and specialty paper manufacturer Little Rapids Corp.
Nov. 8, 2017 - Waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer Enerkem has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Alta., facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Nov. 7, 2017 - In July of 2016, in an article published in Policy Options, I wrote: “One day soon, our children will be pulling bio-based products off the shelves without even thinking about it. But transitioning to the bioeconomy will take a coherent effort over 20 years. If Canada wants to stay competitive with its neighbours, we had better get started.”
Nov. 1, 2017 - Valmet has been selected to supply a Valmet DNA Control System for the new Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) boiler Blue Paper SAS is building in its site in Strasbourg, France.
Dec. 13, 2017 - At the inaugural Eco-Certifications Appreciation Lunch this week, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) announced that consumer goods company Kimberly-Clark has become the first to have 12 of its pulp and paper products become certified under the enhanced version of SEC’s Green Labelling Scheme.
Dec. 12, 2017 - UPM Raflatac says it plans to expand its RafCycle recycling solution to China.
Dec. 11, 2017 - The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has unveiled the results of its 2017 Sustainability Progress Report.
Nov. 27, 2017 - BillerudKorsnäs has signed a letter of intent to acquire Bergvik Skog Öst AB, owned by Bergvik Skog AB.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Pulp and paper manufacturing requires a lot of water. Fortunately, Domtar pulp and paper mills are located in watersheds with ample water supplies. However, with good fortune comes great responsibility, and Domtar says it is committed to protecting water quality at all of its manufacturing locations.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and FPInnovations are applauding Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program launched Monday in Ottawa.
Nov. 16, 2017 - FPInnovations, in collaboration with The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), has developed a Product Category Rules (PCR) that will allow North American pulp, paper, tissue and containerboard manufacturers to communicate the environmental footprints of their products in compliance with international standards.
Nov. 7, 2017 - Allnorth and FPInnovations say their new partnership will bring a “new level of innovation and added value” to pulp and paper clients throughout North America.
Oct. 30, 2017 - Natural Resources Canada has released its 2017 State of Canada’s Forests report. This latest edition delves into forest fires by examining the Fort McMurray fire, and explaining why Canada’s forests need fires.
Oct. 23, 2017 - The forestry industry is poised for a strong future if governments and all stakeholders act now, Unifor wrote in a new policy publication.
Oct. 17, 2017 - Kimberly-Clark has announced it will annually purchase about 1,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity generated by two new wind power projects in the United States, starting in 2018, to power its North American mills.
Oct. 10, 2017 - CO2 Solutions, a provider of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, has given an update on its first commercial project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products and Serres Toundra.
Nov. 30, 2017 - Catalyst Paper has implemented a new recruitment and onboarding system that will make it “faster and easier for prospective employees to access current and future career opportunities,” it says.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Isabelle Males of Temiskaming First Nation from New Liskeard, Ont., and Tristan Flood of Matachewan First Nation from North Bay, Ont., are this year’s recipients of the CCFM-FPAC Indigenous Youth Award.
Oct. 4, 2017 - J. D. Irving (JDI) recently awarded scholarships to nine post-secondary students at a ceremony at Irving Paper in Saint John, N.B.
Sep. 14, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that — after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders — it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Aug. 24, 2017 - Domtar says it has inaugurated its second generating unit with a power output of 18 MW at its Windsor, Que., mill.
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.
Nov. 23, 2017 - In the not-so-distant past, printed catalogues were the top choice for marketers to showcase their goods to captive audiences. But along came online shopping, bringing with it an all-new dimension to consumers’ purchasing paths, along with digital marketing tools to drive purchasing behaviour.
Nov. 15, 2017 - Vertical Research Partners’ packaging and forest products analyst Chip Dillon offers insight into the containerboard sector as October 2017 operating rates surge above 100 per cent and inventory levels declined.
Nov. 14, 2017 - Growth is accelerating in the global market for paper products. Worth US$1195 billion in 2016, having grown at 1.8 per cent year-on-year since 2012, it is now growing at a rate more than 50 per cent higher, and will be worth £1341 billion in 2020. The speeding up will be particularly strongly marked in the Americas, where growth will triple, rising from 0.8 per cent a year to 2.4 per cent.
Nov. 7, 2017 - In its latest research, Smithers Pira has identified four novel technologies that are set to increase capacity and enable new product opportunities for manufacturers of specialty papers across the next five years.
Nov. 2, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, of $24 million, or $0.26 per share, compared to net income of $14 million, or $0.15 per share, in the same period in 2016.
Oct. 31, 2017 - The trade balance for the Brazilian planted tree industry surpassed US$5.5 billion from January to September 2017, a growth of 12.1 per cent compared to the same period of 2016. During the first nine months of the year, the industry recorded US$6.3 billion in exports (+10.3 per cent), with pulp sales abroad reaching US$4.6 billion (+13.2 per cent), paper sales of US$1.4 billion (+0.6 per cent), and wood panels sales of US$212 million (+19.8 per cent).
Oct. 30, 2017 - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported its third quarter 2017 results. The highlights include: the completed acquisition of six sawmills and a finger-joint mill in Florida and Georgia; adjusted EBITDA of $269 million for the quarter; and quarter ending net debt to capital ratio of 16 per cent.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Canfor Pulp Products Inc. reported net income of $12.6 million, or $0.19 per share, for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $20.2 million, or $0.31 per share, for the second quarter of 2017 and $22.4 million, or $0.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2016.
Oct. 16, 2017 - A range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates last week at the triennial General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global forest certification organization.
Oct. 10, 2017 - With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the Forest Stewardship Council will meet this week in its General Assembly in Vancouver, B.C. This marks the first time the global General Assembly will be held in Canada.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The results for exports and production from the planted tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017. In comparison with this same period last year, exports of pulp rose 4.9 per cent, wood panels 30.4 per cent, and paper 0.6 per cent. This performance led to growth in the production of pulp and paper, on the order of 3.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively. For wood panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1 per cent higher than during the same period in 2016.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Last week, Balpex, a not-for-profit collective association for independent Canadian businesses in the distribution industry, handed out its annual awards at its Balpex Supplier Summit 2017, and several members of the pulp, paper and packaging industry were recognized.

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