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.
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.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Not everyone thinks of innovation when they think of Canada’s forest products companies. But the federal government has fully recognized that the future of the forestry industry and its 230,000 workers depends on the success of its ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainable development in every area of its business.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding — a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges.
Jun. 20, 2017 - International technology group Andritz and PulpEye have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote, market and sell PulpEye analyzer technology exclusively in Andritz Pulp & Paper package offerings.
Jun. 19, 2017 - Bosch Rexroth Canada has appointed TRC Hydraulics as authorized distributor for industrial and mobile hydraulics products in all of Atlantic Canada.
Jun. 16, 2017 - Rodewisch GmbH, a manufacturer of paper machine clothing, recently opened a sales and service office to support its customer base in Canada and the U.S.
Jun. 12, 2017 - As evidenced by a recent Canopy webinar – co-hosted by the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – agricultural residue pulps and papers are clearly ready for prime time. The message from the market: Launch commercial-scale production in North America and watch the sales take off.
Jun. 4, 2017 - The supervisory board of Voith GmbH has appointed Andreas Endters as chairman of the board of the Group Division Voith Paper, effective October 1, succeeding Bertram Staudenmaier who will be leaving the company at the end of this year upon his own request.
May 31, 2017 - Siemens Canada and Kensington Capital Partners Limited have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at accelerating the commercialization of cleantech energy solutions in Canada. The collaboration combines the complementary capabilities of Kensington’s financial expertise with the engineering and technological know-how of Siemens Canada.
May 31, 2017 - International technology Group Andritz has signed a contract for acquisition of Paperchine Inc., owned by AstenJohnson Holdings Ltd., headquartered in Charleston, S.C.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jun. 20, 2017 - Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13 per cent in 18 months and Japanese prices moving modestly higher in Q1 2017, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Jun. 12, 2017 - Pulp production grew 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, totalling 6.32 million tons against 6.02 million in 2016.
Jun. 5, 2017 - Following its strongest showing in three years, production growth in Canada’s wood products industry is expected to moderate significantly in 2017 due to the incoming U.S. trade restrictions on Canadian softwood lumber, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Wood Products Manufacturing Industry.
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.

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