ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet has launched a new Valmet Visible Thermal Imaging System, which provides the highest quality lime kiln process monitoring for pulp mills. Combining the camera temperature information with process controls can improve combustion optimization and reburned lime quality, and reduce emissions. The system also allows visual evaluation of flame shape, size, and temperature profile. Reduced maintenance costs and greater visibility during start-up and full load conditions can also be achieved.Read more
DOMSJO, Sweden, Nov. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -The Canadian BCTMP and lumber producer Millar Western has installed a PulpEye system to its Whitecourt pulp mill. The delivery consists of analyser modules for CSF, fibre dimensions, shives, brightness and crill. This is the ninth PulpEye installation in Canada showing that PulpEye technology is well established in the Canadian pulp industry.Read more
CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -CN announced today that it has successfully met the federal requirement to operate Positive Train Control (PTC) on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC. This important achievement comes 13 months ahead of the December 2020 deadline.
“This milestone is a testament to the tenacious dedication of our CN railroading family,” said Rob Reilly, executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “It has been a tremendous journey, full of challenges, and obstacles we overcame.”Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet is taking process automation further by introducing a new web-based user interface for its Valmet DNA automation system. Leveraging modern web technologies, the innovative Valmet DNA User Interface (DNA UI) extends the use of automation system beyond the traditional control room.
The introduction of the DNA UI is a part of the continuous renewal of Valmet DNA automation system, which is used in pulp, paper, energy and other process industries around the world.Read more
SWINDON, UK, Oct. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -A trial financially supported by Ecosurety to test the viability of a technology which could create a high value plastic feedstock from consumer recycling waste has launched.
The 40-day trial kicking off in households across Wirral, Merseyside, will assess the viability of Polytag - a recycling technology platform that seeks to facilitate the move for brands to a more circular packaging waste economy.Read more
WESTERVILLE, OH, Oct. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Support and materials will help develop skillsets of employees at Sappi’s Project Vulindlela and the local community.
Technology leader ABB is donating software solutions and pulp and paper automation expertise to the Sappi Skills Centre, based in Umkomaas, South Africa near Sappi’s Saiccor Mill—the largest single site dedicated to dissolving wood pulp. The donation supports the Skills Centre, which was established by Sappi in 2018 to equip local youth with the basic technical skills needed to prepare them for meaningful employment.Read more
ROCHESTER, NY and MONTREAL, QC , Oct. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions and Ultimate TechnoGraphics, Inc., a leader in imposition and finishing automation software, today announced the availability of an advancement in the integration between the two firm’s software that reduces costs by streamlining the print production process for commercial and in-plant print centers.Read more