Innovation
April 25, 2019 – Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is expanding its packaging portfolio for takeaway food with the Bio Container, an addition to its Foopak suite that will be available in Canada by the end of the year.
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.
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.
January 18, 2019 – Attis Industries has partnered with Novozymes, a renewable fuel producer, to convert pulp into sugar at all of Attis's planned biorefineries.
January 17, 2019 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sustainable new technique based on gasification to turn forest industry byproducts – such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste – into transport fuels and chemicals.

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