Technology

Jul. 13, 2017 - When Irving Pulp and Paper of Saint John, N.B., started up its new continuous pulping operation in March 2016, it was a milestone in the Canadian pulp and paper industry.
Jun. 22, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding — a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Domtar makes products that people around the world rely on every day, and we make them at facilities around the world. Each location is as unique as the people who work there.
Jan. 24, 2017 - Valmet says it will supply three board machine rebuilds in North America in an effort to increase production and the use of recycled and non-bleached fibers.
Greycon and Resolute Forest Products are in the midst of a global rollout of Greycon’s X-Trim solution as the company’s standard trim optimization system. On July 4, Greycon successfully completed the second stage of a five-wave implementation at Resolute Forest Products in Montreal.
The conversion of PM2 at Parenco’s Renkum, Netherlands, mill from newsprint to packaging paper grades will help to position the company as a competitive supplier in the packaging paper market, and broadens its paper making activities.
Jul. 20, 2017 - Almost every paper mill using forming fabrics has one — a mechanical tension gauge to measure the tension of paper machine clothing, mostly forming fabrics. When these instruments are not in perfect condition, they can cause serious problems, such as torn fabrics, too narrow and/or too long fabrics, and bearing failure.
Jul. 18, 2017 - Rexnord’s newest whitepaper, Avoid Failure and Downtime: Imperatives to Specify Gear Drives, details how to increase reliability, uptime and profitability by selecting the correct gear drive.
May 2, 2017 - When a kraft pulp mill has to shut down for 10 to 14 days every year for scheduled maintenance, millions of dollars are spent, and millions more in revenue from lost production are not coming in — resulting in a significant impact on cash flow and a company’s quarterly results. There is enormous pressure not only from management, but also from investment analysts, to complete these shutdowns on time and on budget.
In a typical manufacturing plant, descriptions of maintenance practices are fairly easy to relate to production floor activity. But at Abitibi Consolidated's Belgo paper mill in Shawinigan, Quebec, most production processes are hidden inside mazes...
Typically, managers hesitate to initiate a cost-cutting project in this area for fear that parts critical to operations may not be available when needed. And the numbers of each individual part-typica...
Jul. 26, 2017 - Kadant Nordic AB, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., was awarded the order for an M-clean fabric cleaning system from Hiang Seng Fibre Container Company of Bangkok, Thailand. The 14 M-clean fabric cleaning systems are scheduled to be shipped later this year for installation on five board machines at the mill.
Jul. 19, 2017 - Since January, papermakers around the globe have been able to purchase Voith products and services around the clock in the Voith Paper Webshop. But the new online platform promises to offer more than an easy way to purchase replacement parts — it also enables all information about a machine, from the original delivery to the order history and operating instructions, to be viewed at a glance, says Voith.
Jul. 18, 2017 - The Timken Company has announced its majority-owned subsidiary, Timken India Ltd., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ABC Bearings Ltd., a manufacturer of tapered, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings, and slewing rings in India.
Jul. 6, 2017 - PulpEye has reached its milestone of 50 units sold, as Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk in Sweden invests in a PulpEye system for pulp analyses online.
Jul. 6, 2017 - Omet Americas is welcoming David Root as its new tissue division specialist for North America.
Jul. 6, 2017 - Global packaging company Sonoco says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Clear Lam Packaging, a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films for approximately $170 million in cash.
Jul. 10, 2017 - An insulation manufacturer based in St-Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., has received federal funding for its project to replace petroleum-based raw materials with lignin.
Jul. 6, 2017 - BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University in Sweden say they have initiated a multi-annual collaboration to develop paper-based electrode materials.
Jul. 4, 2017 - This June, the results of a unique survey to determine the preference for the use of paper over digital communications were released after a yearlong process that involved the input of more than 7,000 consumers across 10 countries.
Jun. 27, 2017 - Not everyone thinks of innovation when they think of Canada’s forest products companies. But the federal government has fully recognized that the future of the forestry industry and its 230,000 workers depends on the success of its ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainable development in every area of its business.
Jun. 12, 2017 - As evidenced by a recent Canopy webinar – co-hosted by the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – agricultural residue pulps and papers are clearly ready for prime time. The message from the market: Launch commercial-scale production in North America and watch the sales take off.
May 31, 2017 - Siemens Canada and Kensington Capital Partners Limited have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at accelerating the commercialization of cleantech energy solutions in Canada. The collaboration combines the complementary capabilities of Kensington’s financial expertise with the engineering and technological know-how of Siemens Canada.

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