The first International Lignin Conference, organized by PAPTAC, in partnership with FPInnovations, West Fraser – Hinton Pulp and Alberta Innovates, was held September 18-20, 2018 at the Alberta Innovates/InnoTech Alberta facilities in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

FPInnovations has completed another successful Near-Neutral Brightening (NNB) technology application at a kraft mill in Pennsylvania. This latest implementation marks the sixth application of FPInnovations' patented bleaching process in pulp and paper mills across North America.

The second edition of the WOODRISE World Congress on mid- and high-rise wood buildings will be held in Canada, in historic Quebec City, from September 30 to October 3, 2019.

Networking is an investment in business development and a recently published paper on tensile force monitoring in steep slope harvesting jointly written by FPInnovations' steep slope initiative (SSI) scientists and researchers at an Italian university exemplifies that golden rule.

FPInnovations' paper and consumer products group is leading research to quantify base tissue sheet variations and the presence of defects, then relate them to converting efficiency, with an eye to minimizing defects in the tissue making process.

Images of the accumulation of plastic waste adversely impacting the environment, wildlife and humans have gone viral across media. The message is clear: change is necessary.

FPInnovations launched a five-year tissue strategy last year, with an ambitious target to become the top tissue research and innovation center in the world by 2020.

Active food packaging is a steadily growing segment, with a market expected to reach $285 million by 2020 in the United States alone.

Research conducted at FPInnovations laboratories has led to the development of new, glossy coating formulations that will allow the use of lightweight coated papers on commercial web inkjet printing presses.

Many promising companies struggle to turn prototypes into commercialized products, and in a rapidly changing global market place, the ability to commercialize potentially game-changing products and technologies is vital to long-term competitiveness of a thriving industry such as ours.

FPInnovations is excited to bring a different kind of event to an industry in transformation. FPInnovates, a new innovation and technology conference is making its debut in Montreal, QC, November 25-26, 2015.

In a very competitive, fast-moving industry like ours, the best way to get ahead is through continuing education courses.