Technology

May 29, 2019 – German paper producer Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel recently reduced web breaks with the implementation of a new web monitoring and inspection system provided by Procemex.
May 29, 2019 – ABB is on the road this summer with its North American Pulp and Paper Tour, a trade show on wheels that packs the company’s latest automation technologies into a semi-trailer truck.
April 29, 2019 – At a time when many Canadian pulp and paper companies are looking to diversify their existing operations, Kruger Products is opening a brand new one.
April 16, 2019 – In this Q&A, Enrico Fazio, head of sales of Toscotec's paper and board division, chats about Toscotec's creation of steel dryer cans in the 1960s, and how the Italian paper equipment supplier is eyeing North America in its growth plan.
March 14, 2019 – Seeq Corporation is adding more than 50 system integration partners for process manufacturing customers in North America, the Middle East, Europe, South America, and Asia – along with new offices in Malaysia and Europe.
March 11, 2019 – Packaging company Smurfit Kappa has acquired a new injection facility in San Antonio, Texas to produce solutions used for its Bag-in-Box system.
February 8, 2019 – Given the number of conveyor-related accidents that occur during routine maintenance and cleanup, every bulk material handler has a vested interest in technologies to help reduce hazards and prevent injuries.
October 30, 2018 – Regal Beloit Corporation, a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, has been awarded a 2018 Bearing Specialists Association Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award for its Sealmaster time-saving axial groove mounted ball bearing.
Apr. 3, 2018 - At PaperWeek Canada 2018 in Montreal, Que., I attended a reliability session on February 7; two of the presentations were given by J.D. Irving employees on how they improved reliability in their paper mill in Saint John, N.B. There has been a focus on fostering a sustainable reliability process over the last several years, which has had an impressive payback. The first of these presentations was given by Tony Bass and Sean McKinley, both lubrication technicians at the mill.
Jan. 31, 2018 - It’s likely you have solids build-up if you have water or fluid in your process system. Solids build-up can cause trouble in the production process. Having a basic knowledge about particle size measurement, total suspended solids, fluid types and filtration screen basics is helpful when determining the correct filtration system to implement or when troubleshooting a challenging system.
Dec. 8, 2017 - Since dryer sections require use of high temperatures and pressures, they must be treated with caution. The nature of the dryers’ function and required operating care make it important that they be given close attention in the mill safety program.
Nov. 29, 2017 - Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has announced that Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alta., is now authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys.
June 17, 2019 – Cascades has joined the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network as an official member to offer sustainable packaging solutions for e-commerce.
June 13, 2019 – Allnorth, a Vancouver-based engineering and construction services company that serves process industries including pulp and paper, is providing the engineering for a new non-wood pulp mill in Germany.
May 28, 2019 – Heimbach and AstenJohnson are planning to merge their Paper Machine Clothing (PMC) and Advanced Fabric businesses.
April 1, 2019 – Kruger's Trois-Rivières facility delivered its first shipment of bleached thermomechanical pulp (TMP) earlier this year, allowing the Wayagamack Mill to expand its product portfolio into a wider range of brightness levels.
February 21, 2019 – Valmet will supply a new wood handling line to Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland.
February 15, 2019 – Voith now offers bowed spreader roll repairs and rebuilds to the North American paper mill market with the establishment of spreader roll services at its West Monroe, Louisiana, facility.
June 13, 2019 – Ionic Engineering, an Ontario-based machine building firm, has created an electronic lockout system that can be used in large-scale heavy industries including pulp and paper.
May 28, 2019 – Cascades, manufacturer of ecological recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, has won the Ruby Award for innovation of the year in the confectionery industry to its recyclable and insulating container northbox®.
May 16, 2019 – Producing paper is about large volumes, and the step from manufacturing in lab to industrial production therefore faces great challenges.
May 15, 2019 – Canada’s first national Bioeconomy Strategy, released by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada on May 14, reflects the views of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country.
April 25, 2019 – British Columbia’s forest resources and fibre supply have supported the province’s economy and Canada’s GDP for decades.
April 25, 2019 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is expanding its packaging portfolio for takeaway food with the Bio Container, an addition to its Foopak suite that will be available in Canada by the end of the year.

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