Implementing new technologies

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Adapting to new fibre furnish mixes because of declining availability of suitable fibre
High costs of chemicals and energy
Maximizing production while maintaining uniform quality

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Improve fibre utilization and kraft process yield through online and advanced control technologies
Develop new sensors to identify wood properties of chips in real time
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Develop cost-effective furnish solutions for high-performance paperboard packaging grades
Develop novel mechanical pulps and applications for them in different grades

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Improve yield or quality through advanced digester control for at least one mill
Put in place hyperspectral imaging system (HIS) benchtop laboratory prototype for chip species recognition
Add an independent assessment of advanced control strategies at member mills
Develop at least one cost-effective furnish solutions for high performance paperboard packaging grades
Develop a minimum of one novel mechanical pulp with application in different grades
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