October 11, 2018 - The newest flow switches from Balluff's line of process-oriented sensor products alert users to potential failures due to a reduction in necessary fluid flow.
October 2, 2018 – SDT, an ultrasound solutions provider, has released the SDT340 data collector and UAS4.0., a cloud-connected condition-monitoring solution that combines ultrasound, vibration, temperature and RPM in one diagnostic package.
September 28, 2018 – Seeq Corporation's advanced analytics solutions for process manufacturers are now available to be delivered via software as a service (SaaS) on Microsoft Azure. Seeq enables engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organizations to rapidly analyze, predict, collaborate, and share insights to improve production outcomes. Customers include companies in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.
September 10, 2018 - Valmet has released its DNA Dashboard concept, a web application that provides pre-analyzed, essential production process information as an easy-to-understand visualization.
September 5, 2018 - Feltest has introduced its AirSpeed/2 meter, which monitors the permeability of the press felts over the Uhle boxes in paper machines.
August 27, 2018 - For paper machine operators, whether in production or maintenance, Feltest's BodyCooling vests can help reduce overheating when working near hot equipment.
July 17, 2018 – Cole-Parmer's new Masterflex peristaltic pumps advanced networking drives provide options for popular networking protocols without the need to install gateways or adapters.
July 16, 2018 – Voith's new SmoothRun hydropneumatic damping bearing system for winders increases capacity by 15 per cent, reducing vibrations occurring during the winding process.
June 29, 2018 – Voith's new DynaLayer is an easy-to-use coater that achieves ideal colour application without an additional enclosure, resulting in improved cost efficiency of paper production and an efficient alternative to conventional coaters.
June 22, 2018 – The Dynatrol® Interface Level Detector Type CL-10DJI has the ability to detect the interface between black liquor and soap.
June 19, 2018 – Voith Paper has introduced the TerraSpeed Supreme thermal coating which offers better stability and excellent sheet release as well as longer service life and fewer web breaks.
June 19, 2018 – Fluke Process Instruments has introduced the ThermoView® TV40 high-performance industrial thermal imager that has been designed for the most challenging environmental conditions.
October 17, 2018 – For 25 years, Theodore Radiotis, lead scientist for fibre production and smart manufacturing, has been working with FPInnovations’ Chemical Pulping Group. Throughout that time, he has been a part of the organization’s close collaboration with the pulp and paper industry, cultivating innovative advantages for the sector.
October 11, 2018 – Efficient use of raw materials in papermaking means literally keeping them from going down the drain, and thus any recovery and reuse of fibre, chemicals or hot water is an easy way to reduce production costs. This can be a technical challenge, however. Two presentations during the Papermaking sessions at PaperWeek Canada in Montreal this past February discussed how to help close the loop and recover these raw materials. A third presentation brought news about an innovation in the dryer section.
October 5, 2018 – PulpEye, the Swedish measurement technology company, recently received an order from paperboard maker Iggesund for two complete PulpEye sets, one for unbleached pulps and another for bleached pulps.
October 2, 2018 – FPInnovations researchers have found that the tissue linting associated with soft tissue products can be reduced by replacing part of eucalyptus pulp with aspen kraft, according to the results of new trials conducted by the organization.
September 27, 2018 - Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the completion of the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
September 27, 2018 - Metsä Tissue and Skangas have entered into an agreement that will see Skangas supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Mänttä tissue paper mill in Finland for production process use.
September 21, 2018 - Valmet has agreed with FICAP on the delivery of the world's first continuous steam explosion system, BioTrac, for production of black pellets.
September 20, 2018 - South Africa has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass.
September 6, 2018 - Pratt Industries is building a new corrugated packaging mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio, which includes a customized BlueLine stock preparation system provided by Voith.
September 5, 2018 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest EUR 21 million in its coated specialties business to improve capabilities and flexibility at its Jacarei plant in Brazil.
September 4, 2018 - Smurfit Kappa Neuss recently commissioned FIPA, a vacuum technology provider, with retrofitting its vacuum gripper system used to handle perforated cardboard packaging.
August 31, 2018 - Finland's Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have signed a collaboration agreement to develop materials from renewable resources as they work toward sustainability and the bioeconomy.
October 19, 2018 – The government of Canada has announced over $669,000 in funding for two forestry projects for B.C.'s Kitselas First Nation to position the community to pursue new business opportunities, provide training to workers and plan for future economic development.
October 18, 2018 – Folding boxboard (FBB) technology is changing the global standard. Although mostly prevalent in the European and Asian markets, this multi-layer paperboard product has been on the rise in North America, where solid bleached substrate (SBS) has traditionally dominated the North American market. However, demand for SBS continues to decrease. Now is the time for the pulp and paper industry to be mindful of the growing FBB market and to begin thinking about how they can best adapt to this technology to give their customers the end-results they desire.
October 12, 2018 – Canada has 397 million hectares (ha) of forested land. Approximately 190 million (48 per cent) is considered to be suitable for long-term sustainable management for the production of timber, while 165 million ha (87 per cent) of that forest is publicly owned and managed under the authority of the provincial governments. Another 20 million ha (10 per cent) are private woodlots owned by some 450,000 rural families across Canada, with the average size 40 ha. The balance, five million ha (three per cent), is in large blocks of private forestland owned by a mix of private investors, forest products companies and pension funds.
October 10, 2018 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has partnered with Martha Tilaar Group (MTG), a cosmetics and hermal medicine manufacturer, and the Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) to train 1,000 women from forest communities by 2020 to help them become entrepreneurs and to preserve herbal plants.
September 27, 2018 - Over the next seven months, the Ontario government will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help develop a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.
September 26, 2018 - National Forest Week is on now and is a great time to recognize the role forests play in our lives, whether directly to the pulp and paper industry or on a broader scale.
September 17, 2018 – TimberWest has entered into a partnership with K’ómoks First Nation, Qualicum First Nation, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to pilot a management certification for small-scale forests.
September 18, 2018 – The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an independent public policy think tank, has released a report stating that forest harvesting is not synonymous with deforestation and doesn’t threaten the sustainability of our forests – and, in fact, Canadian forests are under-harvested.
September 14, 2018 - Valmet, the Finnish pulp and paper supplier, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row.
September 13, 2018 - The federal government has announced funding to support Indigenous jobs in Canada's forestry industry.
September 11, 2018 - The Canadian government has backed a funding initiative that will help Mi'kmaq communities apply traditional knowledge to a forest management plan.
September 10, 2018 - People in the Cowichan Lake communities and Pacheedaht First Nation will benefit from a unique community forest agreement for the Qala:yit [Kwah-LIE-it] Community Forest, reached in partnership with the provincial government.
October 11, 2018 – Members of Unifor, the union representing workers at the three B.C. paper mills involved in the recent sale of Catalyst Paper to Paper Excellence, have released a statement regarding the acquisition.
October 9, 2018 – Cannabis is set to be legalized for recreational use as of October 17, 2018. For many employers still struggling with how to accommodate employees who have been prescribed cannabis for medicinal purposes, this will create new challenges and questions. How do you define impairment and fitness for work? What types of tasks are safety sensitive?
September 26, 2018 - Conifex, the forestry company headquartered in British Columbia, has been fined over $191,000 for a worker injury and safety violation at its Fort St. James sawmill site.
September 21, 2018 - Amcor, provider of flexible packaging solutions, has announced plans to invest more than US$25 million to upgrade its facilities in Madison, Wisconsin over the next year to increase capacity, improve quality and reduce waste while updating technology.
August 28, 2018 - Domtar is working on optimizing operations at its Plymouth mill, starting with increasing energy and resource efficiency.
July 31, 2018 - The British Columbia government has taken action to protect the pension benefits and jobs of almost 1,000 retirees and 1,500 workers of Catalyst Paper.
July 30, 2018 - Kruger Inc. has allocated $20 million to its LaSalle and Place Turcot facilities for modernization projects that are set to be completed later this year.
July 27, 2018 - A new three-year collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 1403 and Canadian Kraft Paper (CKP).
June 4, 2018 – Cascades, a leader in the recovery and manufacture of green packaging and tissue products, has received a Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award in the category of Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy.
May 18, 2018 – A 26 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions has been achieved three years ahead of time by Smurfit Kappa, according to its newly published sustainable development report.
May 2, 2018 – The opening of the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory at the University of Northern British Columbia has given engineering students in Prince George access to a state-of-the-art facility to create sustainable wood engineering solutions.
May 1, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products today announced the renewal of the collective agreements at eight of its pulp and paper operations in Canada.
October 5, 2018 – I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new editor of Pulp & Paper Canada. I’m joining the magazine at what seems like a pivotal time, with plant optimization – whether via openings, closures or new technology – at the forefront of an industry that is adapting to fit a changing consumer landscape.
August 13, 2018 - Vancouver's Conifex Timber has released the results of its second quarter, with EBITDA at a record $20.8 million, compared to $9.3 million in the first quarter of 2018 and $10.2 million in the second quarter of 2017.
August 9, 2018 - KP Tissue (KPT) has announced the second-quarter results of KPT and Kruger Products (KPLP). KPT currently holds a 15.9 per cent interest in KPLP.
August 9, 2018 - Cascades Inc. has announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018.
August 7, 2018 - Western Forest Products Inc. has published its second-quarter results, noting that lumber shipments increased 21 per cent over Q2 2017 and nine per cent over Q1 2018.
August 7, 2018 - Domtar has announced the results of its second-quarter financial report, citing net earnings of $0.68 per share over $0.61 per share in Q2 2017. Sales for the second quarter of 2018 were $1.4 billion.
August 7, 2018 - Florida's Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. has reported a second-quarter 2018 net income of $54 million, or $0.83 per diluted common share compared to $5 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share in the second quarter of 2017.
August 3, 2018 - Canfor Corporation has published its second-quarter results and reports not only record-high quarterly sales of $1.46 billion, but also a record adjusted operating income driven by historically high lumber prices and record-high pulp and paper earnings. The adjusted operating income is $334 million, and the adjusted net income is $214 million, or $1.66 per share.
August 2, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products Inc. has published its preliminary second quarter 2018 results, showing an increase in sales from the year-ago period.
July 20, 2018 – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has published its second quarter 2018 results, showing record sales and operating earnings for the quarter.
June 21, 2018 – After softwood lumber consumption in the United States reached a 10-year high in 2017, demand fell early this year. In spite of reduced first-quarter consumption, lumber production on the U.S. west coast increased by nine per cent year over year when compared to the first quarter of 2017 due to strong demand from China.
May 16, 2018 – Madison's Weekly Lumber Report is moving to SilvaStat360, the online business intelligence platform of Forest2Market.
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