Kadant Johnson Inc. has successfully started up its ThermoMax steam system at Norampac’s corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec. The steam system serves a new corrugator line that was part of a $26 million modernization project that doubled the production capacity of the plant. The corrugator has a face-width of 110 in. and is designed to operate at sustained speeds of 450 m/min. It is the first of its kind in Canada.
Published in Industry News
Cascades has exceeded the target for re-using residual materials that was set in its 2013-2015 Sustainable Development Plan. The company gave a second life to 76 per cent of the residual materials generated by its plants, exceeding its target of 71 per cent. Over this three-year period, a total of 1.4 million tonnes of residuals were recovered.
Published in Sustainability
Demand for corrugated and paperboard boxes in the U.S. is forecast to increase 2.6 per cent per year to US$41.2 billion in 2020, as both nondurable goods manufacturing and retail sales post healthy gains, according to The Freedonia Group.
Published in Global Trends
A special report on energy efficiency for pulp and paper mills
Published in Energy
ABB has been chosen as one of the suppliers for the paper machine rebuild project at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec. The project is part of Kruger’s $250-million investment to rebuild its No. 10 newsprint machine (PM10) to manufacture 100-per-cent-recycled, lightweight high-strength linerboard. Once the conversion is complete, PM 10 will produce 360,000 metric tonnes of linerboard annually for use in Kruger’s box plants and for the global packaging market.
Published in Industry News
The use of bio-based cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) offers potential benefits for the production of both conventional and new paper grades, according to a technical paper authored by experts from GL&V and the University of Maine. The paper, The Application of CNF to Improve Packaging Grade Performance, was presented at PaperWeek Canada in February.
Published in Innovation
Cascades announced on World Water Day that it has exceeded its 2015 target for reducing its water consumption. The packaging and tissue manufacturer had as an objective to decrease wastewater output of its plants to 10.6 cubic meters of water per tonne of products by the end of the 2013–2015 Sustainable Development Plan.
Published in Water & Wastewater

During PaperWeek Canada in February, Suzanne Blanchet outlined recent changes at Cascades, a Quebec-based manufacturer of tissue and packaging. The company now sits at 11,000 employees and 90 units, from a high of more than 12,000 employees at 110 units.
Published in Industry News
A fine of $50,000 has been assigned to Bag to Earth Inc./Sac au Sol Inc., which manufactures paper packaging products, after a worker was injured by a paper-bag-making machine.
Published in Health & Safety
The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry is stable, says Moody's Investors Service. The ratings agency’s outlook reflects expectations that the consolidated operating income of the 46 paper and forest product companies that Moody's rates globally will increase by zero to two per cent over the next 12-18 months.
Published in Global Trends
Paperboard and carton manufacturer PaperWorks Industries has announced two senior-level promotions. Karl Broderick has been named vice-president of sales and Peter Jesus will now be vice-president of packaging development and support services.
Published in Industry News
A joint venture to promote the research and development of micro fibrillated cellulose (MFC) is being formed by Imerys S.A. and Omya AG. The two announced they are developing a 50:50 technology joint venture for MFC concerning a variety of applications and industries.
Published in Supplier News
Kadant Black Clawson will contribute the recycled fiber processing line to Kruger’s machine conversion project at Trois-Rivières, Que. The subsidiary of Kadant Inc. has received an order from Kruger Packaging L.P. for a fibre line to produce lightweight, high-strength linerboard on PM10, which is being modernized and upgraded.
Published in Industry News
Kadant Inc. has received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America.
Published in Supplier News
Valmet will modernize a paper machine (PM10) at the Kruger paper mill in Trois-Rivières, Que., as part of a project to convert the newsprint machine to produce containerboard.
Published in Industry News
Marc-André Dépin is stepping down as president and CEO of the Norampac Group, a subsidiary of Cascades.
Published in Industry News
The first installation in North America of Valmet's OptiConcept M board making line has successfully started up in Indiana.
Published in Equipment & Systems
The recovery of old corrugated containers (OCC) or boxes from Ontario households has reached an amazing 98 per cent in 2014.
Published in Industry News
The Voith Group is tapping in to new opportunities for growth in the realm of “Industry 4.0.”
Published in Supplier News

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