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...
Sep. 13, 2017 - Valmet will deliver a new gravity feed chipper to Sappi’s Ngodwana pulp mill in South Africa.
Sep. 12, 2017 - Kemira Oyj has announced a change to its management board regarding Dr. Heidi Fagerholm.
Sep. 5, 2017 - Andritz says it will open the “world’s most modern research and development centre for tissue,” the PrimeLineTIAC Tissue Innovation and Application Center, at its Graz, Austria, location next March.
Sep. 5, 2017 - Voith has opened a high-tech Digital Campus in Raleigh, N.C., which aims to be a place where “bright minds come together to learn, teach, discover and bring” the Internet of Things (IoT) to life for Voith platforms.
Sep. 4, 2017 - Georgia-Pacific LLC has reached an agreement to sell its pine chemicals business to Ingevity for $315 million, including certain pine chemicals-related assets at the Crossett, Ark., plant. The acquisition is subject to regulatory clearance and Ingevity and Georgia-Pacific expect to close on the transaction in late 2017.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) — a division of Barry-Wehmiller and supplier of converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens and package-printing industries — is welcoming Gino Santi to the company’s North American-based team from PCMC Italia.
Sep. 7, 2017 - The Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centre says its client Anomera has raised $1.7 million in financing to aid with its seed-stage phase.
Aug. 16, 2017 - After several months of laboratory work by the Research and Development team in Bordeaux France, Tembec says it has developed a very high viscosity cellulose grade.
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.

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