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Reduce your boiler costs in 3 ways

Historically, the chemicals used for pulp production were used once, then discarded. This costly way of making pulp and paper required that a steady stream of chemicals be shipped to the mill. Today, to reach production goals in an economically competitive and more sustainable way, these chemicals are recovered and steam is generated in the […]

Why you should use packaging robots for automatic reel bundles preparation

The preparation of reels bundles is an operation that requires great precision, attention and speed. This is to ensure safe packaging capable of preserving the quality of the reels during transport, to avoid the occurrence of bottlenecks in production and to fulfill orders in the shortest possible time. The efficiency of the packaging and storage process, […]

Stop flooding your dryer section – Monitor steam dryness

Dryness is a term associated with paper web profiles, but did you know it also applies to steam? This article describes a new method that is currently being tested in the Swedish paper industry but can of course be applied in all industries that use steam. Paper machines are basically a large dewatering process where […]

How to convert a Graphic Paper machine into a Tissue machine

In the last decade, the extraordinary expansion in the use of computer tools has led to an ever greater reduction in the use of graphic papers for written and illustrated communication, both mass and professional. Today, in fact, the demand for these graphic and writing papers is mostly represented by market niches dedicated to special […]

The paper industry must retool to stave off tens of billions in expected losses

Digital media and paperless communication have caused a major decline in the pulp and paper industry over the past decade. This shift, alongside COVID-related pressure, is projected to cost the industry $26 billion per year over the next several years. In its latest report, “Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry,” Lux Research outlines how […]

What Is the Future of the Pulp & Paper Industry?

It’s no secret that the paper industry has experienced considerable change over the past 15 to 20 years. As I look back, several positive and negative reasons for the change come to mind, including advancements in digital technologies, environmental factors, rising energy costs, international demand for tissue, and fluff pulp. However, the biggest change was […]

Packing industry of india holds potential for high growth

India can emerge as a significant global player if the sector strengthens its capabilities in terms of technology, skills, and efficiency The impact of Covid-19 on the packaging sector has been mixed depending on the portfolios of different end-user industries. The Indian packaging sector, even in the pre-Covid era, has been witnessing considerable growth largely […]

How Much Timber Does the U.S. Harvest, and How is it Used?

When it comes to the issue of managing America’s forests, environmental and economic concerns can often seem incompatible. Those unfamiliar with forestry and silviculture practices oftentimes approach this subject believing that there is either one advantage or the other, but not both. This simply isn’t true, and any claim that America’s trees are used for […]

Domestic markets more critical for recovered paper, plastics

China’s scrap import regulations have made domestic markets for recovered paper and plastic more important in recent years, and more capacity is coming online to consume this material, according to speakers during the WasteExpo Together Online session titled, “Commodities Updates: Fiber, Plastic & COVID-19.” Recovered paper “Exports are becoming less important for U.S. recovered paper, […]

Use of Model Predictive Control to Optimize the Kraft-Bleaching Process

By Marcius H. de Oliveira, Product Manager Canada, Capstone Technology Abstract Kraft bleaching is one of the most complex processes for control and optimization within the pulp and paper industry. The intricacy of this process is accentuated by the number of competing reactions at every bleaching stage, which is complicated further by mills using wood […]