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.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Barben Analytical was issued Canadian Registration Number 0F16420.2 (Alberta) for its pH, ORP and conductivity sensors.
Feb. 24, 2017 - Dynatrol viscosity systems boast fast, precise viscosity measurement using a unique vibratory principle to provide continuous measurement at online process conditions, “eliminating the need for sampling.”
Feb. 24, 2017 - Buckman says its Maximyze fibre modification enzyme products are unique and proprietary aqueous solutions containing enzymes catalyze specific reactions in various components of the fiber structure, allowing mechanical refining to have a greater effect.
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.
Nov. 3, 2017 - Xerium Technologies has introduced Maximus, describing it as a new portfolio of press felt technology for today’s most demanding press positions.
Jul. 4, 2017 - With the addition of AiroGuide to its product range, Voith is offering a guide roll cover in what the company describes as a modern fibre, that is very light but durable, composite material suitable for all paper machines.
May 30, 2017 - Xerium Technologies, a global provider of industrial consumable products and services, has shipped its first forming fabric from its Kunshan, China, machine clothing plant.
May 10, 2017 - Coldwater describes its EZ eco smart cleaner technology as a “quantum improvement” in wire and press felt cleaning over the less effective oscillating showers that have been in use for many years.
May 5, 2017 - AstenJohnson says the second edition of its Paper Machine Clothing book is being finalized for print and will be available in September.
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.
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.
Apr. 30, 2018 - SDT has announced an upgrade to its Ultranalysis Suite Software (UAS), an ultrasound data management software. The new UAS2 generation features a new dashboard of different widgets, bringing together database elements to trend and analyze ultrasound and vibration data, explains the company.
Apr. 30, 2018 - Identifying defects “quick and early,” the SDT Checkers, SDT’s new family of ultrasound detectors, strive to make ultrasound available to everyone.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Honeywell Intelligrated has launched TechSight, a real-time augmented reality (AR) solution designed to reduce repair time and minimize operational disruption in the event of an unplanned outage.
Mar. 26, 2018 - Alliance Sensors Group, a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC, has expanded its linear position sensor line with the LHA-19-R series AC-LVDTs (linear variable differential transformers).
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.
Apr. 18, 2018 - Voith says its new SkyCal doctor blades are designed for enhanced cleaning on Voith composite calendar covers.
Feb. 27, 2018 - In addition to the IndraDrive Mi motor-integrated and motor-near drives, Rexroth says it has developed decentralized supply and mains modules that allow machine manufacturers to install all electrical drive components directly on the machine. The company has equipped these modules with new cooling options for a range of production environments and, in doing so, also expanded the range of applications.
Jan. 30, 2018 - With the upgraded modular system of the VarioFlow plus chain conveyor system, Rexroth says it is now offering users a series of standardized solutions for specific conveyor functions.
Jan. 25, 2018 - Valmet says its new compact moisturizer, Valmet IQ Converting Moisturizer, for self-adhesive laminating lines corrects all kinds of curl and cross-direction moisture profiles.
Dec. 6, 2017 - Andritz Separation, part of international technology group Andritz, has developed a new computer-assisted tool for operator training that aims to help maximize machine and process performance with minimal training time.
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.
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.
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 – Fluke Process Instruments has introduced the ThermoView® TV40 high-performance industrial thermal imager that has been designed for the most challenging environmental conditions.
June 12, 2018 – Valmet has introduced the IQ Dryness Measurement, a tool that extends the company's quality control systems expertise to the paper and board machine forming section.
May 29, 2018 – An upgrade has been made to SDT's Ultranalysis Suite (UAS2) software that features a new dashboard of powerful widgets.
May 25, 2018 – FITNIR Analyzers Inc. of Vancouver has added FITNIR MC to its product suite. Using NIR spectroscopy, FITNIR MC delivers fast, online moisture content measurements.
May 11, 2018 – Valmet's new high solids measurement (Valment HS) provides stable and accurate measurements for industrial wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production and a wide range of other industrial processes.
May 11, 2018 – Measuring and moisture content control can impact product quality, production throughput and processing efficiency in the pulp and paper industry, not to mention the purchase price of wood chips, pulp, converted paper products and shipping costs.
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