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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Kadant Inc. has received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America.
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.
Marc-André Dépin is stepping down as president and CEO of the Norampac Group, a subsidiary of Cascades.
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.
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