Chemical pulp

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Global competition from eucalyptus, Scandinavia, and emerging non-wood fibres
Maintain and increase competitiveness
Alternative markets and development of new products
Greenhouse gas
Safety and equipment reliability

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Tackle the competitiveness aspects of the mill through efficiency improvements, cost reduction initiatives, and automation processes
Develop options for new products in alternative markets
Address the rising cost of carbon and related emissions with relevant actions and technology solutions
Implement a prediction, prevention, and reliability program

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
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Decrease Kappa number variability by 25% and increase pulp production by 1%
Reduce chemical cost by $5/tonne in pulping & bleaching
Identify and qualify at least one new product per member company
Identify/trial technology solutions to reduce GHG emissions by 5-10%
Prioritize the use of maintenance budget and capital expenditure initiatives for a 10% target reallocation of maintenance funds to higher risk assets
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