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2012-12-03 11:34:07

Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a cover article published in Green Chemistry, the research team describes a process that ultimately transforms the lignin byproduct into a thermoplastic - a polymer that becomes pliable above a specific temperature. Researchers accomplished this by reconstructing larger...

2011-06-29 15:04:00

MONTREAL, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - FPInnovations and TEXO Consulting and Controls are very pleased to announce that they have signed a new license agreement for the sale of FPInnovations' Recausticizing Control Technology (RCT). RCT is an advanced software which efficiently manages the recausticizing process in kraft pulp mills resulting in reduced energy costs. Potential energy savings are approximately $1 million per year for atypical mill. "Kraft pulp mills continue to search...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

Text of report by state-owned Russian television channel Rossiya on 29 September [Presenter] The main polluter of [Lake] Baykal, the [Baykal] Pulp and Paper Mill will no longer discharge industrial effluent into the lake. From today, the business will switch to a closed water circulation [system]. Almost R300m [approximately 12 m dollars at current exchange rate] has been spent on its construction. Another R500,000 [20,000 dollars] has been invested in the construction of treatment...

2008-08-21 03:00:35

Metso Corporation Company release on August 21, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Metso will supply the main technology for Aracruz's new 1.5-million-tons/yr bleached hardwood kraft (BHK) pulp line, to be built at their Guaiba mill in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The expansion will raise the mill's total annual capacity to almost 2 million tons. The new pulp line is scheduled to start up during the second half of 2010. The order is valued at close to EUR 400 million. The EPC (Engineering, Procurement and...

2008-08-17 15:00:21

By Eileen M. Adams RUMFORD - Up to 500 NewPage production workers and an unknown number of salaried employees may be without work for two weeks beginning late next month. Tony Lyons, spokesman for NewPage Corp.'s Rumford paper mill, said Thursday afternoon that all three paper machines, the pulp mill, and the pulp dryer will be shut down from Sept. 22 through Oct. 6. "We're not sure who will be impacted. There will be some skeleton crew," he said, adding that employees who will be...

2008-07-17 03:00:31

By Rodden, Graeme An eager and educated workforce has set Botnia's Fray Bentos mill off on the right foot as startup set a record and customer feedback has been positive Although Botnia's senior vice president, Uruguay operations, Timo Piilonen, may call it "just a standard pulp mill", Botnia's impressive new complex in Fray Bentos, western Uruguay, about 300 km north of Montevideo, is really much more than that. Botnia's first major investment outside of Finland and Uruguay's first mega...

2008-06-26 06:02:55

By Rodden, Graeme Although there is still a long road to travel, progress is being made in the development of biofuels and a new generation of leaders should help It's time to look at the development of biofuels/ biorefineries not as projects but as a transformation of the pulp and paper industry. A transformation that may, in many cases, allow forest products companies not only survive and remain competitive, but have interesting bottom lines. This means looking at other products in...


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