Developing new products for existing facilities

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Repurposing existing assets during the transition to manufacturing new pulp and paper grades
Lack of sustainable packaging made with fibre products at competitive costs and performance to compete with plastic
Adaptation of tissue and towel manufacturing in the face of fierce competition in new capacity and product quality from new technologies
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Maintaining Canadian competitive advantage in the tissue, towel, and packaging markets

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Improve utilization of jack pine, interior Douglas-fir, and balsam fir, as well as enhance the future for Canadian aspen
Develop new 100% recyclable and compostable packaging from fibre to replace single-use plastic products
Enable mills to transition to making new paper products
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Improve tissue performance through m-factor runnability analysis and innovative testing

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Assist the industry in manufacturing new grades on existing communication paper machines
Increase the capacity of mills to use a variety of available fibre baskets
Identify three new products with required properties profile-tested at technology readiness level 3 (TRL3)
Utilize new methods for evaluating tissue performance and improving/developing products
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