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Reality maintenance is coming: Augmented reality that is

Reality maintenance is coming: Augmented reality that is

Some companies have latched on to this visualization technology to make at-the-scene maintenance more time-effective and sure. Integration with the Industrial Internet (IoT) is essential to achieve it's full value potential.

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Microcellulose gains foothold in paperboard

Microcellulose gains foothold in paperboard

Stora Enso and BillerudKorsnäs announce plans to phase in microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) in paperboard products. Lightweight milk cartons with Stora Enso MFC are alread...

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Kruger’s cellulose filaments advancing toward commercial breakthroughs

Kruger’s cellulose filaments advancing toward commercial breakthroughs

Thirty in-mill papermaking trials and pressroom trials have been encouraging. Specialty grades are a target. Composite materials and concrete mix applications look promis...

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Online strength prediction shows promise

Online strength prediction shows promise

Models verified for OCC-furnish containerboard and TMP-based publication papers. Prediction and control of BCTMP properties has been implemented; kraft pulp models are co...

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Papermaking advanced controls: mature, yet a work in progress

Papermaking advanced controls: mature, yet a work in progress

Predictive soft sensors could help operators to zero in on key operating windows while quality controls move upstream.

Papermaking multivariable predictive controls (MPCs)...

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Bio-products: the tip of the iceberg at BIOFOR conference

Bio-products: the tip of the iceberg at BIOFOR conference

Attendees in Montréal were told how close some products are to commercialization. Others will take more time.

PAPTAC made a significant and bold change in course in Februa...

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Library cards, to libraries to farmers’ markets: Wood is good!

Library cards, to libraries to farmers’ markets: Wood is good!

On a small, symbolic scale, a library replaces plastic cards with wood. Above that, architects and developers are using wood construction for its aesthetics, lower cost a...

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Hold on to your hats: Smart hardhats are coming

Hold on to your hats: Smart hardhats are coming

Pulp and paper maintenance staff take note. Just-released safety headgear made smart by an Intel processor is designed specifically for "augmented reality" diagnosis on t...

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Will office papers go closed-loop?

Will office papers go closed-loop?

A new water-free technology by Epson may lead the way to destructive fiberizing and reforming of paper sheets in an office. The scale and economics may be right for high ...

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