FPInnovations is renewing its entire membership model with an approach to meet the current needs of its members. A new structure for its Pulp and Paper and Bio-sourced Products sector members is the first to be implemented.
Increasingly, bio-sourced products derived from biomass are gaining attention in the pulp and paper industry. For hardwood kraft-dissolving pulp mills, the production of furfural would not only enhance the use of biomass, but also generate additional revenue, and create a reliable source of furfural in North America.
Encouraged by what they learned during last year’s test campaign, FPInnovations and its partners plan to continue evaluating cooperative truck platooning technology in the coming months. This year’s goals are more ambitious.
With technical advances in the field of cellulose nanomaterials such as cellulose filaments (CFs) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), the development of functional forest-based materials could lead to enhanced applications in multiple industries: intelligent packaging, cosmetics, paints and coatings, foods, and advanced electronic and photonic materials, among others.