Technology

November 27, 2018 – Cascades has announced an investment of US$58 million in its Wagram plant in North Carolina, which the company says will modernize the plant and add new tissue converting equipment. 
September 27, 2018 - Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the completion of the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
September 5, 2018 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest EUR 21 million in its coated specialties business to improve capabilities and flexibility at its Jacarei plant in Brazil.
September 4, 2018 - Smurfit Kappa Neuss recently commissioned FIPA, a vacuum technology provider, with retrofitting its vacuum gripper system used to handle perforated cardboard packaging.
July 19, 2018 – Verso Corporation's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Me. is expected to benefit from technological upgrades to its No. 4 paper machine's release liner paper capacity.
July 17, 2018 – Greycon, a leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems, is outfitting the APRIL Group with new planning software to improve its customer service.
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.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The adage “work smarter, not harder” applies to all of us. If a simple improvement can save you time, money and resources, it’s well worth the initial investment.
December 5, 2018 – Voith recently supplied Mexican paper company Copamex with a new Voith VariFlex winder at its Chihuahua, Mexico, facility.
December 3, 2018 – Kemira, the global chemicals company, has formed a joint venture with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology, an alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) producer in China.
November 28, 2018 – PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has delivered a wet-end rebuild to Austrialian Paper's Maryvale mill. 
November 13, 2018 – Cascades Packaging recently started up PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill in Quebec following a major rebuild of the dryer section supplied by Italian tissue, paper and board systems manufacturer Toscotec.
November 9, 2018 – Vancouver process measurement supplier FITNIR Analyzers has announced it will provide its online liquor analyzer and MC chip moisture analyzer to the Fibria Celulose S/A Aracruz pulp mill in Espírito Santo state, Brazil.
October 5, 2018 – PulpEye, the Swedish measurement technology company, recently received an order from paperboard maker Iggesund for two complete PulpEye sets, one for unbleached pulps and another for bleached pulps.
December 11, 2018 – Fortress Advanced Bioproducts (FortressAB), a subsidiary of Fortress Global Enterprises, will receive an exclusive license from Mondelēz International, one of the world's largest snacking companies, to use its sugar-based bioproduct manufacturing technology on byproducts from Fortress's dissolving pulp mill.
December 10, 2018 – Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable new alternative for the heavy wooden, chipboard, and plastic boards that are used to protect palletized products during transport and storage.
November 19, 2018 – Attis Industries has released the second video in its new series on its bio-based products and research offering, demonstrating how it breaks down biomass for other uses. 
November 14, 2018 – A lignin-based product launched by renewable materials company Stora Enso earlier this year has received the Innovative Product Award 2018 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
November 12, 2018 – Packaging and biomaterials provider Stora Enso has launched a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications.
November 7, 2018 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the global fibre-based materials provider, has partnered with five companies to develop a new flexible paper-based packaging solution.

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