Over 400 participants attended the 2019 TAPPI Nano conference (International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials) held in Chiba, Japan the first week of June, including several FPInnovations scientists and managers, among who gave presentations and chaired sessions.

The market for paper and paperboard grades is highly competitive leading many pulp and paper mills to diversify their product lines, including producing new paper grades with growth potential, while for other mills, the focus is on cost reduction or on lightweighting.

The LIGNA 2019 show in Hannover, Germany, will be taking place May 27 to 31 and this year, two representatives from FPInnovations will be offering presentations as part of the wood industry summit.

FPInnovations’ Frédéric Parent, paper and consumer products manager, will be a presenter at TAPPI’s 12th annual PaperCon taking place from May 5 to 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana, where nearly 2,000 attendees are expected to participate in technical sessions and networking events.

Vancouver – April 18, 2019 – FPInnovations’ President and CEO Stéphane Renou, today welcomed Western Economic Diversification Canada’s commitment to continue investing in Indigenous communities by allocating $1.65-million to FPInnovations’ B.C. Indigenous Forest Sector Technical Support Program.

Montreal, Québec – March 19, 2019 – FPInnovations’ President and CEO Stéphane Renou, today welcomed Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s commitment to continue investing in the competitiveness of the Canadian forest industry by allocating $251.3-million over three years beginning in 2020-21 to encourage the forest sector to continue growing and develop new technologies.

The demand for traditional newsprint may be on the wane but an ongoing FPInnovations pulp and paper research project focusing on transitional products — new applications and markets for newsprint, such as packaging products, holds promising results for our member mills.

A team led by Dr. Lin Hu, Senior Scientist at FPInnovations, has achieved a huge milestone lately at the CSA O86 meeting when the light-frame wood joisted floor design method finally passed the 100% “Yes” voting and will be published in 2019 by CSA O86.

FPInnovations’ partnership with Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY is revitalizing the Canadian pulp and paper industry by collaborating on integrated energy optimization studies to maximize efficiency, increase the sale of green power, and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG). The results have been incredible.

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