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
Make fibre-based packaging that is competitive in costs and performance to plastic

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Develop fibre attributes and papermaking strategies for next-generation paper products
Investigate fibre modifications to provide competitive edge to Canadian fibres
Improve tissue converting efficiency, confirm synergies for hardwood furnishes, and develop innovative product performance testing
Develop a fully recyclable and compostable paper packaging and specialty material to replace targeted single-use plastic products

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Assist the industry in manufacturing new grades with existing assets
Increase the capacity of mills to use a variety of available fibre baskets
Utilize new methods for evaluating tissue performance and for developing and improving products
Identify a new product with required properties tested at technology readiness level 4
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