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.
January 17, 2019 – In just over two years, a pulp and paper mill in The Pas, Manitoba has become the comeback kid of the industry, rebounding from the brink of closure with improvements in equipment and processes, and new measures in safety and sustainability.
November 27, 2018 – Cascades has announced an investment of US$58 million in its Wagram plant in North Carolina, which the company says will modernize the plant and add new tissue converting equipment.
September 27, 2018 - Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the completion of the rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.
September 5, 2018 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö will invest EUR 21 million in its coated specialties business to improve capabilities and flexibility at its Jacarei plant in Brazil.
September 4, 2018 - Smurfit Kappa Neuss recently commissioned FIPA, a vacuum technology provider, with retrofitting its vacuum gripper system used to handle perforated cardboard packaging.
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.
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.
December 5, 2018 – Voith recently supplied Mexican paper company Copamex with a new Voith VariFlex winder at its Chihuahua, Mexico, facility.
February 11, 2019 – MoRe Research, a Sweden-based pulp and paper R&D company, has installed pilot equipment aimed at real-time studies of the wood chip impregnation process.
February 8, 2019 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a software tool for on-line life cycle assessment that can be used to control equipment, such as paper machines, based on their carbon footprint.
February 6, 2019 – Attis Industries has partnered with Iowa State University on a funded research program to develop carbon fibres for use in a wide variety of applications derived from lignin produced at Attis’s planned biorefineries.
January 31, 2019 – Last fall, I attended the Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts Course, presented annually by FPInnovations. Nearly all of the attendees were process engineers and researchers were there to sharpen their skills. I was there to acquire a whole new set!
January 24, 2019 – Bosk Bioproducts has revolutionized the way that residuals from the pulp and paper industry can be used.
January 18, 2019 – The pulp and paper industry is faced nowadays with three challenges: market decline for printing and writing paper, high energy cost and scarcity of quality wood supply. The electric energy consumption and raw materials are the main two variables that are driving the total manufacturing cost of the final product.
International Paper elects Anders Gustafsson to board of directorsFebruary 19, 2019 – International Paper Company has elected Anders…
Mercer International reports records Q4 results and strong pulp salesFebruary 15, 2019 – Mercer International Inc. has reported record…
Voith announces new spreader roll capabilities for North American paper millsFebruary 15, 2019 – Voith now offers bowed spreader roll…
Northern Pulp: New poll shows support for effluent planFebruary 21, 2019 – A new poll commissioned by Northern…
March 24-26, 2019
IMPS 2019: 28th International Munich Paper Symposium
March 27-29, 2019
BLRBAC 2019 Spring Meeting
April 8-10, 2019
International Pulp Week
May 5-7, 2019
May 5-8, 2019
PACWEST Conference 2019
June 5-8, 2019