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September 1, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada
J-P Beaudoin

PRINTERFSC CERTIFIES INTEGRIAMONTREAL, QC — The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) U.S. and the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance recognized Integria Inc. as the first printer in Quebec to o…

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FSC CERTIFIES INTEGRIA

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MONTREAL, QC — The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) U.S. and the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance recognized Integria Inc. as the first printer in Quebec to obtain an FSC Chain-of-Custody certification.

Integria can now purchase various grades of FSC-certified paper manufactured by Domtar. Its customers can now specify the use of FSC-certified papers and use the FSC logo on their printed products, signifying that the paper used was manufactured from wood harvested from well-managed forests.

PATENTED TECHNOLOGY

PAPRICAN CHOOSES ABB

MONTREAL, QC — ABB is new licensee for Paprican’s mid and near infrared (FTIR and FTNIR) advanced analytical technology.

ABB was assigned the license by Paprican after it acquired the existing Advanced Process Control business of Aker-Kvaerner Canada Inc.

The patented technology from Paprican employs spectroscopic techniques and mill-proven equipment to analyze important chemical concentrations in liquid streams found throughout kraft pulp mills. The technology has already been implemented successfully in nine commercial installations in North America.

ABB will initially focus on the North American and European markets; however will begin to roll out the technology to the rest of the world within one year.

CHEMICALS

NEXEN EXPANDS IN MB

CALGARY, AB — Nexen Chemicals will expand its Brandon, MB, sodium chlorate manufacturing facility by 33% to 260,000 tonnes per year. The new capacity at Brandon is projected to begin operation in fourth quarter 2004, subject to approval of the regulatory application now under review.

Calgary-based Nexen Chemicals ranks in the top three sodium chlorate producers globally. The Brandon plant is one of six manufacturing facilities operated by the company in North and South America.

DISSOLVABLE FILMS

ADHESIVES RESEARCH OPENS NEW PLANT

GLEN ROCK, PA — Adhesives Research, manufacturer of custom pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes and specialty film products, announced the opening and operation of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at its corporate headquarters in Glen Rock, PA.

The new facility will be used to manufacture custom-designed dissolvable films for the consumer and oral care markets. The 26,600 square-foot plant houses separate mixing areas for food and oral care; the latest coating equipment and manufacturing technology; and segregated storage for raw materials and finished products.

PULPER ROTOR

NEW VORTECH INTRODUCED BY KBC

MASON, OH — Kadant Black Clawson introduced the new Vortech pulper rotor as the latest generation of Kadant Black Clawson performance rotors, capable of achieving up to a 30 percent savings in operating power.

The new pulper rotor incorporates some of the key design features of the company’s most popular and industry-proven Vokes rotor. The highly efficient Vortech offers significant power savings while maintaining excellent circulation and defibring properties.

AWARD

MOST PRODUCTIVE NEWSPRINT MACHINE

DUBLIN, GA — Metso Paper presented the award to SP Newsprint, Dublin, GA, for setting a new world-record for the most productive newsprint machine in 2002.

The new record, 1069.1 kg/cm/day was a “significant accomplishment” according to J-P Beaudoin, Metso Paper’s VP, Paper Machine Lines North America, who presented the wooden plaque to Jack Carter, mill manager, SP Newsprint, during ceremonies at the mill on June 19, 2003.


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