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Frank Cunnane

Advanced Microwave Instruments Can Improve Process Control and Reduce Costs

Advanced Microwave Instruments Can Improve Process Control and Reduce Costs

Capabilities now exist that enable paper, board, and tissue makers to scan the moisture level, permeability, and temperature of their felts without having to go onto the machine. Obviously, safety is enhanced when individuals are not reaching into the machine with instruments to perform scans. These units can be programmed to scan on whatever frequency the mill wants, or even continuously.

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Sören Back

International project lead by VTT will speed up the development of fibre-based products

International project lead by VTT will speed up the development of fibre-based products

Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products ...

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Martin Fairbank

A Tale of Two Cities and their Newspapers

A Tale of Two Cities and their Newspapers

If you don't live in one of Canada's two largest cities, Toronto and Montreal, you might have missed the latest skirmishes in the battle between paper and electronic form...

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Paul Lansbergen

NAFTA Renegotiations – Sage advice from my Mom

NAFTA Renegotiations – Sage advice from my Mom

One of the many wise things my Mom always told me is that patience is a virtue. Canada's pulp and paper sector would be wise to heed this sage advice as it looks for cert...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Lucrative log export markets in China have resulted in a tripling of softwood log export volumes from Australia

Lucrative log export markets in China have resulted in a tripling of softwood log export volumes from Australia

Timberland owners in Australia are increasingly exploring opportunities for the exportation of logs as an alternative to selling logs in the domestic market. From 2012 to...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 yea...

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Hakan Ekstrom

Increased demand for softwood lumber worldwide has pushed lumber prices upward, particularly in the US and China during the first half of 2017

Increased demand for softwood lumber worldwide has pushed lumber prices upward, particularly in the US and China during the first half of 2017

Global Lumber Trade

International trade of softwood lumber is on pace to a new record high in 2017 if the trend from the first six months of 2017 continues in the second h...

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John Mullinder

The big “hurry up” on the Blue Box in case the Liberals lose

The big “hurry up” on the Blue Box in case the Liberals lose

When Ontario released the final version of its waste strategy six months ago, dealing with the future financing of the province's popular Blue Box program was at the back...

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John Mullinder

Circular Economy or spinning our wheels?

Circular Economy or spinning our wheels?

The Circular Economy (CE to some) has become something of a buzzword of late, just like sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) before it. Good intention...

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