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Monthly Archives: April 2022
Rise of the Machines
We caught up with some of the vendors bringing machine innovation right into P&P mills…plus an innovation expert with advice on the kind of innovation that can make a difference for our industry.Read More »
Successful Conversion, Start-up of PM 5 at Spanish Paper Manufacturer Papresa
PM 5 will enable significantly more efficient and sustainable production of packaging papers.Read More »
Reliability Engineers – what is their role at your mill?
by Christer Idhammar, Founder IDCON, Inc. – helping mills become world class maintenance organizations During a recent reliability and maintenance conference, we met several Reliability Engineers telling us they found their job different from what they expected it to be. Many of them had graduated as reliability engineers and had learned all about Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), Mean Time ...Read More »
Dissimilar Metal Corrosion – what’s the impact?
by Owe Forsberg, Vice President IDCON, Inc. – helping mills to become world class maintenance organizations. Here’s a real-life root cause analysis (RCA) for you to think about. A trailer was repaired after the side was scraped. The bolts that held the cross members to the aluminum frame on the side were replaced. The trailer passed the DOT inspection. One ...Read More »
OSHA Updates: What’s in Store For 2022
OSHA changes for 2022.Read More »
How Has China’s Energy Crisis Impacted Its P&P Industry?
If the energy crisis intensifies as the government continues to pursue low-carbon economic policies, will this dynamic accelerate consolidation within the industry?Read More »
Should Maintenance Cost be Benchmarked?
TOR IDHAMMAR Trying to benchmark maintenance cost is a very common practice among many plants or companies. The maintenance cost/ton or maintenance cost/unit is usually considered the most important benchmark. However, only focusing on the maintenance cost/unit benchmarking is not useful. Why not? First, comparing maintenance cost between plants is very difficult because of variables such as the organization’s definition ...Read More »
Turning Pulper Rejects into Valuable Fuel
Until recently, non-recyclable material has been sent to third-party waste management companies for incineration. Such processes are inefficient, costly, and create a significant carbon footprint. The Oguma Pelletizer is the ideal, simple, and practical solution to a mill’s waste recycling needs.Read More »
Machinery That Can Support Zero Landfill Goals
As zero landfill practices are becoming more prevalent in the paper industry, a need for modern solutions aiding those sustainability goals arises.Read More »