Innovation
October 11, 2018 – Efficient use of raw materials in papermaking means literally keeping them from going down the drain, and thus any recovery and reuse of fibre, chemicals or hot water is an easy way to reduce production costs. This can be a technical challenge, however. Two presentations during the Papermaking sessions at PaperWeek Canada in Montreal this past February discussed how to help close the loop and recover these raw materials. A third presentation brought news about an innovation in the dryer section.
October 2, 2018 – FPInnovations researchers have found that the tissue linting associated with soft tissue products can be reduced by replacing part of eucalyptus pulp with aspen kraft, according to the results of new trials conducted by the organization.
September 20, 2018 - South Africa has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass.
August 31, 2018 - Finland's Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have signed a collaboration agreement to develop materials from renewable resources as they work toward sustainability and the bioeconomy.
July 16, 2018 – Voith's new smart service package – Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper – offers paper manufacturers an opportunity to have their new machine modeled in virtual reality, allowing Voith customers to benefit from more transparency, efficiency and safety in paper production over the lifecycle of the machine.
June 13, 2018 – UPM Raflatac's smart label solution is making recycling smarter. By adding the RafMore smart label solution to its RafCycle® recycling process, UPM Raflatac can optimize the waste collection process of its customers.
May 28, 2018 – A new version of Metso's Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software has been developed to further improve process plant operational efficiency, reduce cybersecurity risks and enhance profitability.
May 25, 2018 - Unless you’re one of those overachiever types who brings his or her travel mug to the coffee shop every day, you probably carry your caffeine fix away in paper cups. Chances are you drank from a takeout cup this morning.
May 23, 2018 – PMP has developed the paper surface functionality (PSF) concept to support paper mills in improving the useful properties of paper or board. PMP's PSF technology is aimed to generate cost savings and to increase profitablity in paper-making.
May 22, 2018 – Until recently, ideas of running pulp production on a vast scale and of using wood as raw material for clothes, musical instruments, the interiors and upholstery of cars, and the surfaces of household appliances, seemed utopian. Now they are about to become reality. 
May 18, 2018 – In Finland, the world's best renewable raw material grows faster than it is used. Wood is seen as the material the world needs most without having to rely on fossil fuels.
May 2, 2018 – A new research project has been launched to test bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) as a potential strength enhancer in board, textiles and bioplastics.
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.
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