Technology

May 31, 2018 – A new thesis shows that infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production.
May 30, 2018 – Sunshine Paper, China's largest producer of coated and uncoated white top test liner and preprint home base, has automated its scheduling process for its five cutters by integrated opt-Studio with its SAP ERP solution.
May 18, 2018 – Majiq Inc. has purchased Ediwise from Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc.
May 10, 2018 – Ground has been broken on a new state-of-the-art plant in Macon, Ga. at which multiple production lines will produce household and store brand paper and personal care products from Irving Consumer Products.
Apr. 5, 2018 - Up until now, the only International Standard that specified the requirements for paper permanence was ISO 9706, developed by the Technical Committee ISO/TC 46 on Information and documentation. Although this standard is primarily intended for archival and library documents stored in protected environments, it is also applicable to all types of unprinted papers.
Apr. 4, 2018 - Quebec’s TÉLUQ University, in partnership with Groupe DDM, has received a $25,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) under the Engage Grant partner program for universities to help fund the use of drone imaging in forestry.
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.
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.
June 6, 2018 – A batch cooking plant for Burgo Ardennes' pulp mill in Virton, Belgium will be supplied by Valmet with a start-up date planned for early 2020.
June 4, 2018 – As we begin celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), it seems appropriate to take stock of the history of the organization and the role it has played in helping the North American forest products industry identify and mitigate its effects on the environment.
May 18, 2018 – The sale of its 1,000th TransForm forming fabric was recently celebrated by Xerium Technologies of Youngsville, N.C.
May 19, 2018 – A licensing agreement covering the eTAD tissue-making technology has been jointly entered by Valmet and Georgia-Pacific. Under the agreement, Valmet will market, manufacturer and install Advantage eTAD machines for tissue customers outside North America.
May 18, 2018 – Jens Puhlmann, Voith Digital Solutions North America's industrial control systems security manager, has earned the global information assurance certification (GIAC) critical infrastructure protection (GCIP) certification.
May 15, 2018 – A high-speed containerboard-making line for a customer in the Chinese province of Zhejiang is being supplied by Valmet.
June 13, 2018 – UPM Raflatac's smart label solution is making recycling smarter. By adding the RafMore smart label solution to its RafCycle® recycling process, UPM Raflatac can optimize the waste collection process of its customers.
May 28, 2018 – A new version of Metso's Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software has been developed to further improve process plant operational efficiency, reduce cybersecurity risks and enhance profitability.
May 25, 2018 - Unless you’re one of those overachiever types who brings his or her travel mug to the coffee shop every day, you probably carry your caffeine fix away in paper cups. Chances are you drank from a takeout cup this morning.
May 23, 2018 – PMP has developed the paper surface functionality (PSF) concept to support paper mills in improving the useful properties of paper or board. PMP's PSF technology is aimed to generate cost savings and to increase profitablity in paper-making.
May 22, 2018 – Until recently, ideas of running pulp production on a vast scale and of using wood as raw material for clothes, musical instruments, the interiors and upholstery of cars, and the surfaces of household appliances, seemed utopian. Now they are about to become reality. 
May 18, 2018 – In Finland, the world's best renewable raw material grows faster than it is used. Wood is seen as the material the world needs most without having to rely on fossil fuels.

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