Mill staff reap benefits from on-site pulp and paper training

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FPInnovations recently delivered a training course in Prince George, B.C. to staff from western Canadian kraft pulp mills, with more than 50 people attending from four companies.

The course covered a wide range of subjects, including fibre supply and morphology; kraft pulping and bleaching; chemical recovery; pulp testing; kraft pulp performance; pulp machine operation; and decarbonization.

According to Xuejun Zou, manager of FPInnovations’ Products & Services and a presenter at the course, the training was a resounding success. “The participants were highly engaged—many asked questions during the training and talked to our experts during the breaks. Several of them shared that they have a better understanding of our expertise and how we can help them. I expect more technical interactions with these mills in the next year.”

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Several interesting topics were identified as high priorities for the mills, including the impact of wood chip supply changes on mill operations, pulp machine efficiency, process control, energy efficiency, and effluent treatment.

As part of the training course, Canfor Pulp offered a mill tour for some of the course participants and FPInnovations’ presenters. We thank Francesca Apruzzese, technical director at Canfor Pulp for this opportunity.

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After the course, each participant was sent a certificate stating the number of hours of training they received, which may be used towards meeting professional requirements. Another session is already being discussed for the spring.

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Source: FPInnovations