Voith partners with Canfor Pulp for tissue research

Pulp & Paper Canada
May 21, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Voith Corp. and Canfor Pulp have entered into a technical cooperation agreement that makes Canfor Pulp the exclusive supplier of NBSK pulp to be used in the pilot paper machine at Voith’s Sao Paulo Tissue Innovation Center.

“We are delighted to enter into this cooperation with Canfor Pulp, whose fibres are renowned worldwide for superior strength and quality,” said Thomas Scherb, general manager of the innovation centre. “Running these uniquely fine and flexible long fibres on our new ATMOS and NipcoFlex T technologies, we have already identified significant quality and cost improvements for our customers.”

Sean Curran, vice-president, sales and marketing, Canfor Pulp, says the cooperation with Voith will allow the company to further develop its value proposition for Canfor premium NBSK in tissue and related products. “The growing market demand for superior strength and softness products coupled to production cost management confirms that the leading edge technologies developed and piloted by the Voith tissue group are the perfect technical match for our fibres.”

Voith says its Tissue Innovation Center is the most technologically-advanced tissue R&D center in the world. Canfor Pulp operates an Innovation Centre in British Columbia which maintains a global network of partnerships through its Open Innovation Program.

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