January 10, 2019 – Voith is offering a new service for optimizing doctor blade settings, called SensorBlade, which uses uniform contact pressure over the entire width of the roll to avoid damage to roll covers and web breaks.
December 10, 2018 – Force Control Industries introduces the PosiClutch 200 Series PTO clutch, a hydraulically actuated microprocessor-controlled oil shear PTO clutch ideal for high-volume pump applications.
December 7, 2018 – Voith has launched the disc filter sector FloWing to mark the 20th anniversary of its BaglessPlus family of filters.
December 3, 2018 – Kimberly-Clark Professional has released the first eyewear created for its KleenGuard Brand, developed as more fashion-forward form of personal protective equipment (PPE).
November 30, 2018 – Munson Machinery has released a new model of its rotary lump breaker to break chunks of agglomerated abrasive or friable materials that have compacted during storage or shipment, conditioning them for downstream processing or conveying.
November 23, 2018 – Dynatrol has added the CL‐10GH liquid level detector to its line of high, intermediate and low-point level detectors for liquids or slurries. It has no moving parts, floats, diaphragms or packing glands to deteriorate. Applications may include starch coatings, starch adhesives, pulping chemicals, slurries, etc.
January 17, 2019 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sustainable new technique based on gasification to turn forest industry byproducts – such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste – into transport fuels and chemicals.
January 11, 2019 – Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France.
January 9, 2019 – A graduate researcher from the University of British Columbia's School of Chemical and Biological Engineering who is studying lignin has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, says Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).
January 9, 2019 – UPM is taking part in an international public tendering process of a pulp storage and shipping site in the port of Montevideo organized by the National Ports Administration (ANP) of Uruguay.
December 21, 2018 – Scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a powder that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from factories and power plants.
December 18, 2018 – A new steel belt that can create strong packaging material from high-yield pulp has been developed by MoRe Research, a research and development firm in Sweden that specializes in pulp and paper products.
Jan. 14, 2019 – Thirteen First Nations and their related business organizations have formed the new Saskatchewan First Nations Forestry Alliance, which will determine how business-related opportunities will be handled on First Nations' ancestral lands. Much of Saskatchewan's forested area is part of these lands.
January 3, 2019 – With falling demand in the U.S., increasingly intense and frequent forest fires, and spreading insect infestations, the future of Canadian forestry is uncertain, reports The Canadian Press.
December 21, 2018 – Paper, packaging and biomaterials provider Stora Enso has partnered with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to increase FSC certification, especially among small- and medium-sized private forest owners in the Nordics, Baltics and across Europe.
December 20, 2018 – The Canadian government is investing $295,000 in two Indigenous forest sector projects in New Brunswick.
December 11, 2018 – As the executive director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council for the past 28 years, John Mullinder has heard his share of (mis)information about forestry and paper practices in Canada – namely, that the clear cutting used in the industry is the cause of widespread deforestation.
December 3, 2018 – UPM, the renewable resource solutions company, has published a new biodiversity commitment for its forests as one of its responsibility targets for 2030.
January 11, 2019 –Fabio Perini Brazil, a branch of Fabio Perini S.p.A., a global supplier of machinery and services for tissue converting and packaging, was ranked as one of the Great Place to Work winners for 2018.
December 18, 2018 – Human error and a manufacturing defect led to a fatal incident at Domtar's Kamloops pulp mill last summer, says a new report by WorkSafeBC, British Columbia's workers' compensation board.
December 14, 2018 – Kruger Products, the consumer division of tissue manufacturer Kruger Inc., has been named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2019 by Mediacorp Canada in its annual roundup.
December 13, 2018 – Although combustible dust explosions have been documented in the pulp and paper industry, the frequency of incidents seems to be relatively low in comparison to other industries. However, this trend does not indicate that there is less of a need for protection against combustible dust hazards, but rather indicates the importance of knowing when to protect equipment against explosion hazards.
November 29, 2018 – The Canadian government has announced a $467,000 investment in the Canadian Institute of Forestry to fund a three-year project aimed at increasing women's economic security in the forestry industry.
November 29, 2018 – Irving Forest Services, a division of J.D. Irving Ltd., has seen success with virtual training through the Northern Lakes College (NLC) and Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) program, which was designed for maintenance personnel and supervisors to learn effective management of physical assets.
January 2, 2019 – West Fraser Timber has entered into a new automatic share purchase plan as part of its normal course issuer bid announced last year.
January 2, 2019 – Cascades has increased its authorized credit facility to approximately CAN$1 billion to incorporate the addition of a US$175 million seven-year term loan, which the company says will provide more financial flexibility and reduce financing costs.
December 12, 2018 – A new report on the global paper, packaging and forest products industry compiled by Moody’s Investor Service says the outlook for next year has been changed to stable from positive, based on lower-than-expected earnings.
December 11, 2018 – Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP), producer of supercalendered paper, has released an economic impact report on its effect in Nova Scotia, six years after the mill's re-opening.
November 8, 2018 – Western Forest Products has reported its third-quarter results, with an adjusted EBITDA of $32.3 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $32.6 million in the third quarter of 2017, and $50.2 million reported in the second quarter of 2018.
November 8, 2018 – KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) has announced the third-quarter financial and operational results for KPT and Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP). KPT currently holds a 15.8 per cent interest in KPLP.
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