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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?

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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 […]

Plant relocation: how to dismantle a machine in one continent and start it up in another one

Plant relocation

There are situations in which tissue, paper, and nonwovens machinery must be relocated from one plant to another. Perhaps a machine has been sold and needs to be moved to the buyer’s location, or the plant relocates its entire facility and has to move all of its machinery. Whatever the reason, plant relocation is a […]

Adding 1 billion hectares of forest could help check global warming

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Global temperatures could rise 1.5° C above industrial levels by as early as 2030 if current trends continue, but trees could help stem this climate crisis. A new analysis finds that adding nearly 1 billion additional hectares of forest could remove two-thirds of the roughly 300 gigatons of carbon humans have added to the atmosphere […]

Electronic communication also has environmental impacts

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“Go Paperless”, “Go Green” and “Save Trees” are common messages seen these days as many organizations encourage their customers to switch to electronic transactions and communications. But are these appeals based on fact? These sort of messages give the impression that electronic communication is more environmentally friendly than traditional, paper-based communication. But it is very […]