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The human relationships have changed dramatically around the world since the start of the new coronavirus pandemic.

It depends. Dryer fabric tension holds the sheet in tight contact with dryer surfaces to increase the drying rate and uniformity of heat transfer.

My name is Rick Lull and I am a Senior Applications Engineer at Kadant Johnson. I have a degree in Paper Process Engineering and have worked as a Kadant Johnson applications engineer for 20 years.

Many condensate return systems use an atmospheric hotwell or vessel, because they are simple to implement and usually come ready to install as they are supplied as part of the boiler package.

In November 2020, Resolute Forest Products received the American Forest & Paper Association’s Leadership in Sustainability – Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction award in recognition of the energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction initiatives we undertook at our Coosa Pines pulp mill in Alabama.

Georgia Pacific’s Leaf River Cellulose plant in New Augusta, MS is the first paper pulp mill in the United States to receive EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification. Like ENERGY STAR products, ENERGY STAR certified plants are the most energy-efficient in their sectors.

We in maintenance often complain about how hard it is for us to “sell maintenance to top management”.

Drones have great potential in mills; benefits include safety, efficiency, and cost—and they’re fun to use.

Rosenthal am Rennsteig, October 5, 2020 – Mercer’s pulp mills regularly carry out planned and extensive safety inspections, cleaning and maintenance of the vessels and equipment, which requires an overall break in production to ensure we run reliably. This break in production can take several days or weeks.

Flow variability can have a significant impact on processes and machinery health. 

On January 10th 2021, Sun Paper started up a new packaging production line PM 2 in Laos.

Valmet and Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., have signed an agreement for an additional three years of Valmet’s roll maintenance and condition monitoring services at the company's Anhui mill in China.

Rolland Converting Center reaches safety achievement

In November, Stora Enso celebrated its annual Safety Week, under the theme of “Caring for each other”. Due to Covid-19, many activities were held online as webinars, but there were also physical ones at the mills.

Four Resolute operations in Quebec recently reached significant safety milestones, allowing them to donate a total of $25,000 to their chosen community organizations as part of our Board of Directors Safety Award program.

The goal of Marutomi Seishi Co., a tissue product manufacturer with facilities across Japan, is to reach a 20% share of the Japanese tissue market in the near future. TWM Senior Editor Helen Morris spoke to its President, Mr. Takeo Sano.

At Domtar, we are proud to be a part of the communities where we work, live and play. In many of these communities, the pulp and paper mill has influenced the development of the town and is often the area’s largest employer. Our Johnsonburg Mill is a great example of how a mill can shape a town.

Last year, Paper Advance got to know ESKO Pacific, a North American based instrumentation supply company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of flow monitoring and process control equipment. This year, ESKO Pacific talked to us about how this year’s unexpected developments have impacted their focus, their customers, and what they’re doing to respond to rapidly changing industry needs.