Technology

July 23, 2019 – Most digester operators manipulate their cooking conditions by focusing on a Kappa number target.
July 15, 2019 – David Mead is a project analyst for Independent Project Analysis (IPA), a research organization and capital projects consulting firm.
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.
July 30, 2019 – For decades, pulp and paper plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that can lead to unplanned shutdowns and re-winding repairs.
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.
August 7, 2019 – Sappi, a producer of dissolving wood pulp, has chosen ABB to supply engineering, procurement and construction for the electrical, control and instrumentation portion of a project in South Africa.
August 6, 2019 –  BillerudKorsnäs recently commissioned KM 7, the largest board machine in the world, at its production facility in Gruvön, Sweden.
June 26, 2019 – ABB has supplied Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC), a North American producer of pulp and paper products, with a new digital service that will allow the mill to continue operations and avoid a weeks-long shutdown.
June 21, 2019 – The paperboard division of Rayonier Advanced Materials has launched a foldable, printable boxboard in its Kallima line of commercial printing grades.
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.
July 31, 2019 – A Michigan paper mill has converted hemp stalks grown and pulped in Colorado into rolls of hemp paper, marking an industry milestone for integrated industrial hemp processor PureHemp Technology.
July 31, 2019 – Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is starting preparatory work on the land of its Kemi mill site in Finland as part of pre-engineering for a potential bioproduct mill.
July 19, 2019 – Two projects that will use gene extraction technology on residuals from pulp and paper mills are receiving more than $815,000 in funding from Genome BC and the BC Pulp & Paper BioAlliance (BioAlliance). 
July 17, 2019 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched a new wax alternative paper for food packaging. 
July 17, 2019 – BillerudKorsnäs, developer of packaging materials, has completed the world's first production of a paper battery on a paper machine.
July 17, 2019 – Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has produced new viscose fibre mixing FSC-certified dissolving pulp and recycled cotton.

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