Paper or Papermaking

Domtar’s Safety Journey

Over its 170-year history, Domtar has seen a tremendous amount of growth and change. Today’s Domtar is unified, in part, by an unrelenting focus on safety.

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The Trade War Threat Looms

RISI’s annual North American forest products outlook conference showed a strong industry—but some outside threats could pose a challenge.

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Looking back and looking forward: Paper physics and the paper industry

In 1937, E.W. Samson, a physicist for the Hammermill Paper Company, wrote an article titled "Physics in the paper industry"1. In his introduction, he wrote: Without paper there would be few physicists and very little understood physics. Conversely, without physics there would be no paper, for paper making is fundamentally a physical process. And yet this great industry managed to wobble along for about two thousand years without the aid of the physicist, and without apparently missing him. It is a pointed question to ask, what can the physicist do for the paper industry?

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Partnership Yields Results at Wuhan Golden Phoenix Paper

Entrepreneurial owner Chen Jun brings together the best of Western papermaking technology with Chinese-made paper machines at Wuhan Golden Phoenix Paper, where most of the innovative systems come from Kadant. At Wuhan GPP, five paper machines—including the most recent, PM 8, which started up in early 2018—churn out fluting day and night, looked after by 800 workers who live beside the mill or close by. With 1,200,000 tons of fluting, Wuhan GPP is the leading producer in China for this grade.

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Do You Need to Improve Your Mill’s Preventive Maintenance/Essential Care and Condition Monitoring Process?

PM/ECCM programs are poor and mill leaders are not fixing them, according to Tor Idhammar, of IDCON, Inc. Mills have often inherited a poor PM/ECCM program due to past cost reductions or just complacency, but even if the current mill staff didn’t create the situation, the situation still needs to be fixed. Idhammar explains how to identify whether your mill needs to improve its PM/ECCM and, if it does, where to begin that process.

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