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.
May 24, 2017 - With WebDetect-nx, Voith says it has developed a new solution that identifies web breaks in paper production in a more reliable and fail-safe manner.
May 23, 2017 - BASF says it has launched APEX, describing it as a portfolio of versatile and cost-effective binders for the paper coating market.
May 10, 2017 - Coldwater describes its EZ eco smart cleaner technology as a “quantum improvement” in wire and press felt cleaning over the less effective oscillating showers that have been in use for many years.
May 5, 2017 - In an effort to help paper mills increase their condition monitoring capability, Leine & Linde has announced an integrated Advanced Diagnostic System (ADS Online), which monitors various environmental and operational parameters of the encoder and reports this information to the system operator.
May 5, 2017 - DeZURIK says the APCO SmartCHECK pump control valve combines the functionality of an electric motor operated pump control valve with the best features of APCO’s CVS-6000 swing check valve.
May 5, 2017 - AstenJohnson says the second edition of its Paper Machine Clothing book is being finalized for print and will be available in September.
May 5, 2017 - The MiniGrinder, developed by Voith’s OnSite Yankee Service, promises to enable the “easy and accurate” removal of surface irregularities, old coatings and chatter marks.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Valmet has introduced a “completely renewed” version of its Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System, which it says is an integral element of the Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision System.
Apr. 25, 2017 - Krohne now offers the Optiflux 4000 electromagnetic flowmeter, which it says is ideal for pulp and paper industry applications, including chemical dosing, bleaching, colouring, and black liquor processing.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Blackmer says its GNX and GNXH series sliding vane pumps are now available, describing them as the market’s only alignment free reduced speed positive displacement pumps.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Xerium Technologies, a producer of fabrics and roll covers used in the production of paper and packaging, nonwovens, and other industrial manufacturing processes, has announced the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted patent number 9,488,217 for its EnerVent roll cover venting technology.
May 24, 2017 - Xerium Technologies has been awarded orders for machine clothing and rolls technology for Fibria’s new pulp machine at the Tres Lagoas mill in Brazil. The new machine is scheduled to go online in the third quarter of 2017, adding 1.95 million tons of market pulp to Fibria’s annual production.
May 22, 2017 - Andritz says it has received an order from Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd. to supply a total of five circulating fluidized bed boilers (Powerfluid) for utilization of in-house residual materials.
May 15, 2017 - Voith, a global technology company, and Ray Sono, a German digital service provider, have concluded a strategic partnership — joining up to build a new business division for industry-oriented digitization solutions under the auspices of Ray Sono AG.
May 9, 2017 - PMP (Paper Machinery Producer), a global provider of tissue, paper and board technologies, has appointed Miroslaw Pietraszek as president.
May 3, 2017 - International technology Group Andritz says it has successfully started up the tissue machine supplied to the Hengan Group, China, at its Chongqing mill.
May 2, 2017 - When a kraft pulp mill has to shut down for 10 to 14 days every year for scheduled maintenance, millions of dollars are spent, and millions more in revenue from lost production are not coming in — resulting in a significant impact on cash flow and a company’s quarterly results. There is enormous pressure not only from management, but also from investment analysts, to complete these shutdowns on time and on budget.
Apr. 11, 2017 - Paper Machinery Producer signed a contract with Sappi North America, in December 2016, for delivery of an Intelli-Jet V hydraulic headbox for its paper machine 12 (PM12), located in Cloquet, Minnesota. The Intelli-Jet V project goal, explains Paper Machinery Producer (PMP), is based on machine maintenance and quality. The delivery, erection, and start-up are scheduled for October 2017.
Mar. 12, 2017 - Last fall, an interest group led by CGIS president Ross Waters presented their request for a new standard practice — on defining reliable principles and parameters for what separates a severe service valve (SSV) from a general purpose valve) — to the Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry (MSS).
Mar. 6, 2017 - International technology group Andritz has received an order from the Italian Burgo Group to rebuild and convert its PM2, a printing and white writing paper machine, and its approach system into a modern brown packaging paper machine at the Avezzano mill, Italy.
Mar. 3, 2017 - With its recent acquisition of RPM Technologies, Coldwater Group has added three wet-end experts to its technical support team.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has appointed R. Scott Rowe president and CEO, effective April 1. He will also join the company board of directors.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Domtar makes products that people around the world rely on every day, and we make them at facilities around the world. Each location is as unique as the people who work there.
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.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced 32 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.
Apr. 18, 2017 - Nearly 60 per cent of people living in B.C.’s coastal communities believe our forests are being managed sustainably, according to a recent TLA report.
Apr. 12, 2017 - British Columbia’s softwood trade envoy says there's a slight opportunity to quickly negotiate a new lumber agreement between Canada and the United States, but if a deal can't be reached by the summer or fall it could mean a lengthy fight, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Apr. 2, 2017 - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is now on the fourth year of a plan to transform its business model through its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), with the goal of becoming a leader in responsible production.
Mar. 21, 2017 - The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy.
Mar. 14, 2017 - The federal government is committing up to $20 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage. As part of a $40-million joint initiative that will be matched by British Columbia, the investment aims to help companies with innovative projects at the prototype, field testing and demonstration stages.
Mar. 14, 2017 - Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and FPInnovations have announced three winners in the initial stage of the FPInnovations-ARCTIC Forest Inventory Challenge — Arbonaut Oy, Lim Geomatics Inc., and Object Raku Technology — a program designed to accelerate innovative technologies to support sustainable forest managements and job creation.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Apparel giant VF Corporation has released its first ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustainable forest materials and products.
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.
Feb. 10, 2017 - BC Forest Safety ombudsman Roger Harris says forestry workers are not receiving emergency help quickly enough in rural or remote areas.
Jan. 31, 2017 - My first job in sales at a small Canadian printing company more than 20 years ago was far from easy or glamorous. I sold printers out of a van and had to meet a daily quota of at least 30 cold calls. This entailed lugging a printer from my van into prospective customers’ offices to provide demonstrations and free trials.
Jan. 30, 2017 - On January 22, International Paper Company experienced “significant structural damage” to the largest pulp digester as well as the power house at its Pensacola pulp and paper mill in Cantonment, Fla.
Jan. 23, 2017 - Kamloops This Week is reporting that Kamloops Fire Rescue crews were called to Domtar pulp mill last week for the second time in 25 hours after signs of a small industrial fire.
Jan. 10, 2017 - With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand.
Dec. 11, 2016 - The B.C. government has committed more than $45,000 for a new partnership project with manufacturers in the province’s North Central region to help identify their labour needs as well as factors that shape their workforce.
Twin Rivers Paper Co. has publicly apologized for several leaks of chlorine dioxide that have occurred from its pulp and paper mill in Edmundston, N.B.
A workplace incident left an employee of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper with serious burns, according to a local newspaper. The mill’s general manager, Ric Tull, told The Western Star that the employee was cleaning out a large vessel when he was splashed with boiling hot pulp stock.
May 26, 2017 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. reported a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, of $47 million, or $0.52 per share, compared to a net loss of $8 million, or $0.09 per share, in the same period in 2016.
May 4, 2017 - Mark your calendar for PacWest 2017, an annual gathering of the Canadian pulp and paper industry for three days of technical and business-oriented sessions. Organized by mill executives from West Fraser, Domtar, Alberta Newsprint and Zellstoff Celgar, along with the IBMP, an organization of industry suppliers, this year’s conference will run June 7 to 10 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in beautiful British Columbia.
May 2, 2017 - Several months ago, I attended my first pulp and paper industry event, PaperWeek Canada, and I left the conference particularly inspired after one of the presentations.
Mar. 28, 2017 - Cellulose nanomaterials will contribute to everyday life is the theme for TAPPI’s 2017 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials, to be held June 5-8 in Montreal, Que. TAPPI Nano 2017 brings together the scientists and product developers that are incorporating these materials into applications that touch all of our lives — in products such as cement, drug delivery vehicles, water filters, flexible electronics, battery separators and more.
Mar. 15, 2017 - Bloomberg News is reporting that as the world population ages, sales will consequently increase for absorbent hygiene products, providing “welcome relief” for papermakers who have been impacted by the digital era.
Mar. 14, 2017 - Think of yourselves as providers of specialty products for a changing world,” Graham Moore advised the papermakers at Specialty Papers US 2016. He provided big-picture view of global trends in society, politics and economics for the audience at the two-day conference in Chicago, Ill.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Registration has opened for Tissue 2017 Conference and Expo, an international tissue industry event co-produced by TAPPI, an association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries, and RISI, an information provider for the global forest products industry.
Mar. 1, 2017 - Predicting product trends can be tricky, especially now when social media can so quickly influence buying decisions. But demographics tell us that the “greying population” is inevitable, and companies must plan for this sweeping change.
Feb. 6, 2017 - Hardwood fibre prices have slowly turned around this year with the HFPI price index being up 5.6 per cent from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jan. 24, 2017 - Canadian paper producers are very active in the tissue sector right now, investing capital and marketing efforts to expand their share of the tissue and towel market.
Jan. 10, 2017 - A recent report from Global Market Insights estimates the coated paper market share will witness gains by CAGR of 4.2 per cent, valuing more than US$57 billion by the end of 2024.
Jan. 3, 2017 - According to a recent research report by Global Market Insights, the rising paper and pulp industry will be a major driver for the global hydrogen peroxide market size in the upcoming year, which is forecast to grow at more than 5 per cent, reaching $6.39 billion by 2024.

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