Technology

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. 4, 2018 - A new fluidized bed combustion system is offsetting tipping fees at an Ontario recycled paper mill. In operation for more than a year, a Precision Energy Services (PES) sludge-to-energy system at Atlantic Packaging’s Whitby mill processes 100,000 tonnes per year of paper mill sludge that was previously being sent to local area landfills, eliminating the cost of sludge disposal and reducing the cost of fossil fuels by the offset generation of plant steam.
Mar. 27, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. is just one Canadian forestry firm that is forging ahead in the biomass sector. The company recently acquired S2G Biochemicals, a British Columbia-based company that produces xylitol, a food industry sweetener best known as the artificial sweetener in chewing gum.
Feb. 26, 2018 - Are you working securely? Cybersecurity is a hot-button issue these days and while it’s been commonly noted that manufacturing companies must be proactive in protecting themselves, some organizations may not know where to begin. John DiMaria, senior product manager of systems certification for BSI Americas, shares six action areas businesses should keep in mind when implementing a cybersecurity plan.
Feb. 5, 2018 - Eurocon and MoRe Research are cooperating to offer analysis, mapping and system design for the collection and destruction of pulp mills’ diluted non-condensable gases, describing this as a “complete and simplified project process” for pulp mills.
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.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Grupo Gondi, a paper packaging company in Mexico, has entered into a contract with Voith to supply a new paper machine with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tonnes.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Kemira has announced a multi-million-euro investment to expand production at its Joutseno chlor-alkali site in Finland, which it says will help address the growing need for sodium hydroxide in the country.
Apr. 3, 2018 - AkzoNobel announces the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion.
Mar. 29, 2018 - Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and auxiliary process equipment to Kipas Holding’s greenfield paper mill in Söke, Turkey.
Mar. 19, 2018 - Valmet will supply two more containerboard production lines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd., China.
Mar. 7, 2018 - Effective today, Solenis International has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Topchim NV. Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, Topchim is an ecological coating company for the paper, cardboard, and packaging converting industries in Europe. Solenis will integrate the Topchim business as part of its strategy to expand its offering to the pulp and paper market.
Apr. 18, 2018 - A University of Toronto Engineering researcher hopes to strengthen technological innovation and enhance sustainability in the pulp and paper industry.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Domtar says it has led advancements in lignin separation and the development of lignin-based materials in an effort to develop a bio-alternative to petroleum-based materials.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Valmet and Fortum say they are developing a technology to produce advanced lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids, in a move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Mar. 27, 2018 - BillerudKorsnäs says it has introduced its first packaging product delivering a climate-positive impact.
Mar. 13, 2018 - Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz on March 8, 2018, unveiled Canada’s new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond. Held on International Women’s Day, to highlight the pioneering contributions of Desmond, the unveiling ceremony took place at the Halifax Public Library.
Feb. 21, 2018 - Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree and makes up 20 to 30 per cent of the composition of wood.

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