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SKF Canada is taking on sales and technical support responsibility for Kaydon and Cooper bearing brands starting Jan. 2, 2017.
Specialty chemicals producer Solenis has received patents in both the U.S. and Europe for its Biobond technology, an innovative program that improves sustainability and productivity for manufacturers of recycled paperboard.
Valmet is presenting a free two-day Shoe Press Users Group (SPUG) conference in Florida in October. The event will give mill personnel a chance to share tips, techniques and best practices for improving mill production and operational efficiency.
American specialty paper manufacturer Little Rapids Corp. has signed a contract with Voith Paper Brazil to purchase a new tissue paper machine. This new machine will replace the existing PM3, located in Shawano, Wis.
Andritz has received an order from the Italian Pro-Gest Group to deliver the complete waste paper processing plant and approach system for its new paper machine in Mantova, Italy.
Kadant Solutions is expanding its manufacturing capacity for Kadant’s new CeraEdge creping blade line used in tissue manufacturing. The additional production equipment, located in Auburn, Mass., allows for a quick turnaround time of ceramic-tipped blades compared to bringing the product in from Kadant’s European-based blade production facility.
Autopro Automation Consultants has joined the Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator Program. Qualified members of the program represent system integrators that meet program criteria for operational excellence, application expertise and customer focus.
Specialty chemicals producer Solenis has introduced a new equipment service team to service Solenis-owned chemical feed equipment at customer locations. The program was launched in North America in early 2016 and will begin rolling out in Europe, Middle East and Africa in mid-summer 2016.
FITNIR Analyzers Inc. is opening its doors to the Asian market. The Vancouver-based company recently secured its largest single online FT-NIR analyzer implementation to date with Asia Pulp and Paper’s newest mill site, PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills, located in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Voith Paper now has an SKF-certified bearing inspection facility. Voith Paper North America, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has signed a strategic preferred service partner agreement with SKF USA, where SKF will supply its expertise, quality bearings, advanced tools and equipment in Voith’s Neenah, Wis., rolls facility.
Solenis has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Lostris International B.V. and Wester Blend B.V., Dutch distributors and manufacturers of specialty chemicals primarily used in the pulp and paper industry. The businesses will be integrated into Solenis as part of its strategy to broaden its process chemicals offering and expand its geographic presence.
A joint venture to promote the research and development of micro fibrillated cellulose (MFC) is being formed by Imerys S.A. and Omya AG. The two announced they are developing a 50:50 technology joint venture for MFC concerning a variety of applications and industries.
The Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. was recently aquired by Ametek Inc. for approximately US$160 million.
Kadant Inc. has received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America.
Jason Burlage has been appointed president of TerraSource Global, a provider of advanced material handling and size reduction solutions.

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