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How SUEZ’s membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology gives a second life to prevent plant closure

Steam ejectors use steam or gas instead of moving parts to compress a gas. In a jet or ejector, a relatively high-pressure gas, like steam or air, expands through a nozzle.

The Unknown Cost Variables of Unscheduled Downtime

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.

The new product, Pigment coated gypsum board, produced using the new curtain coater system, which was built by Voith.

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Voith supplied Republic Paperboard with a DF Coat curtain coater system, a stock preparation upgrade, new dryer cans, new reel and a new coater kitchen as part of a rebuild.

Toscotec successfully accomplished an extensive rebuild of Russian containerboard manufacturer JSC Yarpaper’s PM1 at their mill in Yaroslavl, near Moscow. PM1 has a wire width of 2,830 mm and produces 100% recycled-based fluting and test liner in the range from 90 to 175 gsm. 

Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have finalized the agreement for the key technology delivery covering all main process islands and automation systems for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland.

In environments where people and heavy machines co-exist there is always an imminent risk of accidents. As a company, we have the responsibility to take every measure we can to avoid those risks and ensure that each colleague gets home safe every day.

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.

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.