Equipment & Systems
Someone once said that the camel is a horse designed by a committee. Nonetheless, though ugly as sin, the camel is very practical and more suited to the desert than the horse. It has hooves like dune ...
HOW OFTEN should you repair a machine, before finally consigning it to the garbage and opening the chequebook? Joe Cooper from the Domtar pulp and paper mill in Espanola, ON, attempted to answer the q...
While the results of the proliferation of the Internet, communications and modern control systems is obvious from the business cycle and production processes point of view, the application of advanced...
Tues. a.m., Jan. 29, 2002ALKALINE PULPINGSponsor: Alkaline Pulping CommitteeChairman: J.M MacLEOD, Paprican, Pointe-Claire, QC09:00 Polysulphide for Yield Enhancement in Sawdust Pulping: Does it work?...
Microsoft's Windows operating system has been around since the mid-1980s. The first version I tried in about 1985 ran on floppy discs, and was so slow as to be useless. When Windows version 3 was intr...
For decades, Spexel's facility (a former Domtar mill) in Beauharnois, QC, has maintained a prominent international position as a manufacturer of visas, passports, banknotes, as well as government stoc...
In the tradition of the computer industry, Microsoft assigns new meanings to common words, which makes life extra difficult for normal people trying to understand developments.To Microsoft, a "version...
Canada's forest-products industry produces about 18 million tonnes of sawmill residue a year, of which about 6 million tonnes is incinerated or landfilled at a cost to industry. One company, DynaMotiv...
Certain environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO's) are labeling major paper buyers and publishers as "wasteful" and "the forest's worst enemy". ENGO's are putting the onus on paper buyers t...
When FAX machines first appeared in the 1970s few people used them, while TELEX was used increasingly through the 1970s. Then in the early 1980s, FAX machines became cheaper and the number of users hi...
TimberWest Forest Corp., Vancouver, BC, has appointed PAUL McELLIGOTT as its president and chief executive officer, replacing SCOTT FALK. The new chief, who comes from BC Rail Group of Companies and h...
EDMONTON, AB -- The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Network's new Solid Waste Management Group is looking for innovative ways to use pulp and paper mill residue. In the Summer 2000 issue of Tomorr...
Tembec's newly-acquired Matane (Quebec) BCTMP mill is now operating at full capacity producing between 550 and 625 tonnes per day of a variety of pulp grades using between 100% fir or aspen wood chips...
TORONTO, ON -- Nexfor Inc. plans to invest about $40 million to upgrade its wood-products mill in Cowie, Scotland. The investment is one of several moves Nexfor is making to reduce costs at the plant,...
Worldwide, the pulp and paper industry undertook a major environmental modernization in the 1980s and 1990s. In Canada, this modernization helped the industry meet new effluent regulations and general...

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