Canada has a long tradition of building with wood. During recent years, the emergence of new engineered-wood products and changes to building codes have led to an innovative approach to constructing taller buildings that are both safe and cost-competitive, while also responding to increasing environmental concerns.

Montreal, Quebec – November 13, 2020 – Following the update on Québec’s economic and financial situation, FPInnovations’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Stéphane Renou, applauds the commitment of Québec Finance Minister Eric Girard to support innovation for forestry businesses.

FPInnovations’ new approach to tissue learning proved to be a huge success. This first interactive Tissue Course was organized by FPInnovations in collaboration with its partners (Cristini, Fabio-Perini, Kadant, Solenis, and Toscotec) and with contribution from UBC and Technidyne.

The list of FPInnovations’ most recent reports and publications has been updated to October 31, 2020. Now included in the collection: recorded webinars and presentations!

Maybe you think that nothing can ever beat the touch, look, and smell of books. Maybe you think e-readers and online newspapers are the future. Maybe you’re bit of both. The reality is, production of paper in its traditional sense is decreasing, and producers of printing and writing grades now feel the need to diversify their products.

Montreal, September 16, 2020FPInnovations, a Canadian research centre, has successfully completed phase 1 in the development of biodegradable disposable face masks, and is ready to begin the second phase which is expected to lead to an entirely made-in-Canada biodegradable solution for face coverings.

Converting base tissue from parent reels has traditionally been the bottleneck of tissue production, but as tissue makers increasingly seek out softer tissue products and meet the increasing demand created by COVID-19, enhancing tissue converting efficiency is stepping into the forefront.

A five-year R&D program for cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) managed by FPInnovations and funded by ArboraNano and government agencies has resulted in an impressive catalogue of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and $1.6 million invested in research to further the development of nanocellulose applications derived from wood fibre.

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