Equipment & Systems
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.
July 19, 2018 – Verso Corporation's Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Me. is expected to benefit from technological upgrades to its No. 4 paper machine's release liner paper capacity.
July 17, 2018 – Greycon, a leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems, is outfitting the APRIL Group with new planning software to improve its customer service.
May 31, 2018 – A new thesis shows that infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production.
May 30, 2018 – Sunshine Paper, China's largest producer of coated and uncoated white top test liner and preprint home base, has automated its scheduling process for its five cutters by integrated opt-Studio with its SAP ERP solution.
May 18, 2018 – Majiq Inc. has purchased Ediwise from Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc.
May 10, 2018 – Ground has been broken on a new state-of-the-art plant in Macon, Ga. at which multiple production lines will produce household and store brand paper and personal care products from Irving Consumer Products.
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.
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