February 25, 2019 – Dynatrol has introduced density systems that maintain accurate and continuous measurement of density, specific gravity or per cent concentration in-line or in vessels at process conditions.
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.
November 1, 2018 – Archroma, a colour and specialty chemicals company, has announced its new Cartastrength product for stronger packaging and tissue papers and improved stickies management during the production process.
October 29, 2018 – Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its new line of multi-position analog stirring hot plates and stirrers featuring five or nine stirring positions.
Apr. 18, 2018 - Colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma is highlighting its solutions this week at TAPPI’s PaperCon 2018.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Global producer of specialty chemicals Solenis has introduced its new MicroSol advanced retention and drainage solutions designed to help printing and writing paper producers “stay competitive through increased productivity and superior product offerings,” it says.
Mar. 26, 2018 - BASF will launch VINOFAN, a vinyl acrylic latex binder for the paper coating industry, at PaperCon 2018. VINOFAN will join BASF’s APEX platform of high strength binders developed for paper and board producers to reduce binder parts in their coatings.
Feb. 20, 2018 - Archroma, a provider of colour and specialty chemicals, today announced the introduction of Leucophor MT liq, describing it as a new tetrasulfonated optical brightening agent (OBA) modified to give high whiteness performance in surface applications.
Nov. 23, 2017 - Archroma, a colour and specialty chemicals company, has introduced Cartaspers PLH liquid, a one-product, organic additive that delivers “easy and highly-effective” control of pitch and stickies deposition in soft water pulp and papermaking environments.
Sep. 12, 2017 - BASF says its new low-odour binder for paper coatings, which is based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odour sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region.
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.
Mar. 12, 2017 - Solenis says its new ClearPoint Biofilm Detection & Control program will help identify and prevent biofilm growth in extensive and complex cooling water systems.
June 10, 2019 – With Zircon and ZirconHigh, Voith is adding two new members to the CleanWeave product family. The dryer fabrics target an extended service life in a medium hot environment.
May 31, 2019 – ANDRITZ’s StrataPress press felts provide a new portfolio of high-performance technology specially developed to help maximize machine press performance.
May 28, 2019 – Feltest's TensioMaster tension gauge combines high accuracy with a wide measuring range and durability for paper machine clothing.
April 29, 2019 – Voith has expanded its line of press fabrics for paper mills with the MultiFlex Advance and the PrintFlex Advance, with a focus on dewatering properties.
December 7, 2018 – Voith has launched the disc filter sector FloWing to mark the 20th anniversary of its BaglessPlus family of filters.
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.
May 28, 2018 – For today’s less experienced machine crews, changing a dryer fabric can be a major task, both from a safety and efficiency standpoint. A breakthrough in installation technology, with safety as the focus, has been developed by AstenJohnson.
May 28, 2018 – ANDRITZ will present its nonwovens production solutions and textile finishing technologies June 6-8 at ANEX 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
May 18, 2018 – A new product has become an effective solution for cleaning fabrics on all sections of a paper machine.
May 3, 2018 – Infinity FineLine is the latest extension of the Voith Infinity series for packaging papers, board and graphic paper grades. High dewatering efficiency and long service lives have contributed to the success of the Voith Infinity series.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Valmet says it has revolutionized water drainage in the wire section of a paper machine with its polarized forming fabrics.
Nov. 7, 2017 - Voith Paper says the Voith Infinity seam and endless press fabrics use cabled yarn in the base structure, improving batt fibre anchorage and delivering consistent performance over the entire runtime life cycle for paper manufacturers.
Sep. 1, 2017 - Dialight has launched its next-generation Vigilant and SafeSite LED Area Light, promising to deliver high efficiency along with several new features that make it the “most flexible, functional and durable LED area light” on the market for industrial and hazardous area applications.
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Kemira’s Paper Segment can now furnish GE Water & Process Technologies’ boiler and cooling water chemical product technologies to the pulp and paper industry.
March 11, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö's North America Specialty Solutions Coated Products arm has added to its AeroBak collection of release liners used in the manufacture of advanced composites.
January 25, 2019 – Seeq Corporation has released R21, an update to its advanced analytics solution for process manufacturing customers.
January 21, 2019 – The Holland-based manufacturer Interflon has announced its range of high-performance lubricants is now available to paper and pulp manufacturers in the Canada and the U.S.
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.
June 1, 2018 – An innovative high resolution web monitoring system has been developed for the fastest paper, board and tissue machines.
May 30, 2018 – A versatile infrared spot pyrometer for automatic, non-contact temperature measurement in harsh industrial environments has been developed by Fluke Process Instruments.
May 29, 2018 – A hands-free, wearble connect plant technology allowing industrial workers to work more safely, reliably and efficiently in the plant or in the field has been developed by Honeywell.
May 17, 2018 – ITT has expanded its i-Alert monitoring solution portfolio, giving customers additional options to maximize the efficiency and total cost of ownership of all types of rotating machines.
May 15, 2018 – Xplore Technologies has introduced a new six-inch, handheld Android device, meeting the needs of an evolving mobile workforce that demands compact, rugged design.
May 11, 2018 – Valmet's new chrome-free Yankee cylinder coating, Valmet Infinikote-2 Yankee Metallizing, improves work safety in the coating process and sustainability of the coating to comply with potential future legislation both in Europe and the United States.
May 10, 2018 - Edgetech Instruments has introduced the AcuDew, an aluminum oxide moisture transmitter for industrial and process applications. The two-wire, loop powered moisture transmitter with linear 4 to 20 mA output corresponds to the measured moisture content, describes Edgetech, noting its aluminum oxide sensing element provides “outstanding sensitivity, especially at low moisture content, as well as high speed of response and repeatability.”
May 10, 2018 – A cyber-physical, pneumatic-motion control system was introduced to the paper converting industry by Festo at the recent Tissue World Miami 2018 conference.
April 23, 2019 – ANDRITZ has launched its new tissue machine for textured tissue, the PrimeLineTEX, which produces textured tissue of a quality superior to dry crepe and very close to structured (TAD) tissue.
March 22, 2019 – Siemens has introduced the new Sinamics G120X drive, designed for use in pump, fan and compressor applications in industries such as pulp and paper, water/wastewater and other industrial environments.
February 4, 2019 – GLV has launched the FlexJet line of headbox solutions, including new technology designed to optimize performance across a diverse mix of paper making machinery from linerboard to packaging, fluff pulp, fine and specialty paper.
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.
October 25, 2018 – Bosch Rexroth has announced the Sytronix DFEn 5000, a new variable-speed pump drive in the Sytronix family, which is a modular system of pumps, controllers, motors and software.
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 4, 2018 – NanoSelect calender roll covers are exactly tailored to the specific requirements of a paper machine and as a result increase machine efficiency and paper quality.
May 10, 2018 – Voith Paper, North America, has taken efficiency to a new level with an easy-to-use automated inventory management system, ensuring coater and doctor blade availability while boosting profitability.
May 8, 2018 – Camso has introduced an anti-static forklift tire that resolves important safety issues created by static electricity generated by non-marking tires. The patented Solideal PON 775 NMAS (non-marking anti-static) press-on tire was introduced in April at CeMat.
May 3, 2018 – Sheet release is optimized by Voith's new MegaPress R roll cover that has a special micro-roughness on the surface. Paper quality is improved and the risk of web breaks is reduced, therefore avoiding costly unscheduled downtimes.
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).
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.
May 9, 2018 – Explosions and fires caused by hot work are among the most common incidents investigated by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). Typically, these incidents result in injuries and fatalities and have the potential to result in a major catastrophic incident.
Feb. 14, 2018 - Honeywell today announced a new solution for real-time safety monitoring of workers in plant and remote operations.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Drills, mills, lathes, grinders, saws and other 120V machinery can abruptly shut down during operation due to a power interruption. When an unintentional shut down takes place, it is important that a machine does not automatically restart, catching the operator by surprise and leading to a serious accident.
Nov. 9, 2017 - In an effort to help employers better understand the value of workplace wellness programs, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course, Business Case for Workplace Wellness.
Sep. 22, 2017 - Laird says its wireless emergency-stop (e-stop) system – Safe-E-Stop – enhances on-the-job safety by allowing an individual or group of operators to immediately shutdown a production line without having to run to a hard-wired e-stop station. According to the company, it can be integrated with existing hard-wired emergency stop systems for assembly lines and other production systems.
Mar. 6, 2017 - Honeywell has expanded the number of eye protection products available with Uvex HydroShield anti-fog lens coating by seven new offerings.
June 14, 2019 – The Dynatrol CL-10GPT Proportional Level Detector is designed specifically to control liquid levels in pilot plants, processing, small vessels, or anywhere it is necessary to obtain proportional level control over a precise range.
May 1, 2019 – Red Meters has unveiled upgrades to the electronic components of its non-nuclear slurry density meter, which will deliver interoperability, new software and analytics features, and new customization options.
April 11, 2019 – AMETEK Surface Vision, developer of automated online surface inspection solutions, has evolved its SmartView surface inspection solution with software improvements.
March 1, 2019 – Winters, a manufacturer of pressure and temperature instrumentation, has released a new pressure gauge for process industries including pulp and paper.
February 27, 2019 – Feltest has restocked its DigiMicro product, a digital microscope technology and 200x optical magnification for inspection in on- or off-line pulp and paper applications.
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.
November 19, 2018 – AW-Lake Company has introduced the FAC-S analog output sensor, which hardwires with any flow meter to provide voltage, current or Bluetooth connectivity of readings.
November 5, 2018 – Procemex, a web inspection and monitoring company, has developed the Dirt Count Analyzer, which it says can improve pulp production and reduce customer claims arising from shives and dirt in pulp.
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.
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.
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