Technology

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.
March 14, 2019 – Seeq Corporation is adding more than 50 system integration partners for process manufacturing customers in North America, the Middle East, Europe, South America, and Asia – along with new offices in Malaysia and Europe.
March 11, 2019 – Packaging company Smurfit Kappa has acquired a new injection facility in San Antonio, Texas to produce solutions used for its Bag-in-Box system.
March 7, 2019 – Sulzer and Tamturbo are partnering to bring new industrial air compression solutions to clients in pulp and paper, mining and chemical processing.
February 25, 2019 – Metsä Tissue, part of the Metsä Group, is developing a concept for the future of the tissue paper mill as part of its overall operational review.
February 5, 2019 – Mariana Sandin, a process engineer working for a data software developer, spends her days helping clients figure out how they can improve their operational efficiencies to best navigate the changing pulp and paper landscape.
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.
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.
April 1, 2019 – Kruger's Trois-Rivières facility delivered its first shipment of bleached thermomechanical pulp (TMP) earlier this year, allowing the Wayagamack Mill to expand its product portfolio into a wider range of brightness levels.
February 21, 2019 – Valmet will supply a new wood handling line to Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland.
February 15, 2019 – Voith now offers bowed spreader roll repairs and rebuilds to the North American paper mill market with the establishment of spreader roll services at its West Monroe, Louisiana, facility.
February 12, 2019 – Two European software companies are partnering to bring new solutions to the pulp and paper market. 
January 11, 2019 – Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France.
January 9, 2019 – UPM is taking part in an international public tendering process of a pulp storage and shipping site in the port of Montevideo organized by the National Ports Administration (ANP) of Uruguay.
April 10, 2019 – At the Hannover Messe industrial technology fair last week, Tetra Pak launched a connected packaging platform, which it says will transform milk and juice cartons into interactive information channels, full-scale data carriers and digital tools.
March 22, 2019 – Engraving Solutions, an Italian producer of embossing rollers for the tissue industry and part of the Körber AG Group, has developed three new digital and customized technologies for the tissue market.
March 19, 2019 – Kemira, the chemical industry group, has partnered to create renewable packaging formats with Koepala, a sustainable packaging company providing solutions for on-the-go food.
March 18, 2019 – Solenis, a chemical producer for water-intensive industries including pulp and paper, has been announced a winner of the NextGen Cup Challenge, a competition to redesign and create a widely recyclable and/or compostable fibre hot and cold to-go cup.
March 18, 2019 – Lakehead University's Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) is accepting submissions from industry and academia for its International Forest Biorefining Conference (IFBC) and 4th International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials (ISLM).
March 5, 2019 - FPInnovations is holding a one-day symposium on opportunities to strengthen the British Columbia bio-economy on Monday, March 11 in Vancouver.

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