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Latest Research Developments
Latest Research Developments

According to a recent article from The Swedish Research Council, published in Phys Org, it states that new research reveals mechanisms of stiffening paper pulp, could lead to improved recyclability.

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Too soon for electric vehicles
Too soon for electric vehicles

The push for electric vehicles in the US is premature.

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The First Step to Success
The First Step to Success

It's been said that having a positive attitude is the first step to success. This can be applied to any business situation, including capital projects. A wise sage once told me that two people can experience the same thing and one can come away with a positive experience and the other with a negative experience. Why? It's all about mindset and attitude.

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Green Energy Trends
Green Energy Trends

Companies embracing wind

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Innovation Trends
Innovation Trends

There have been several new developments reported in innovation recently.

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Quality in Work
Quality in Work

Well quality month is upon us. Let's focus for a minute on quality at work, in your personal work. Let's start with quality of performance and address the elephant in the room.

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Employee Management & AI
Employee Management & AI

There are numerous articles that are addressing the role of AI in managing employees and using AI in the workplace. In a recent article from Talent Management, it states that AI could be leveraged to predict and reduce employee turnover.

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Decarbonization of the Forest Products Industry
Decarbonization of the Forest Products Industry

In a recent press release, NC State announced that "A group of researchers from the NC State Department of Forest Biomaterials has been selected to lead a $10 million, public-private research initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the forest products industry."

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New Deforestation Accusations
New Deforestation Accusations

According to a recent article from Greenpeace, it states that a new report exposes hidden deforestation in RGE's supply chain and RGE control of a pulp mill under construction.

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Innovations in Sustainability
Innovations in Sustainability

In a recent press release from Mars, Inc., it announced that Mars Wrigley pilots recyclable paper-wrapped Mars bars in the UK.

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Energy Trends
Energy Trends

Parts of the world seem to be marching in lockstep towards a new energy future. It only remains to be seen if it is a path towards victory or defeat.

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IIoT and Safety
IIoT and Safety

Using IIoT can lead to safer manufacturing and improve worker safety, from using fire detection sensors, gas leak sensors, early detection of unsafe behavior, detection of fatigue in an employee, fall detection, among others.

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Predictive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance

We all know that scheduled maintenance downtime can be costly. The use of IOT in predictive maintenance is a growing trend. According to an article from iotforall, it states that "By 2030, McKinsey says IoT will unleash up to $12.6 trillion in global value."

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Canadian Railway Trends
Canadian Railway Trends

Recently, Transport Canada finalized amendments to the transportation information regulations.

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Capital Projects Trends
Capital Projects Trends

Despite a recession and inflation, capital projects in the pulp and paper industry in 2022 were up from 2021.

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A new use for black liquor
A new use for black liquor

In a recent article from the European Rubber Journal, it states that a "new sustainable rubber chemicals derived from waste produced by the pulp & paper industry are among the targets of a project that has just received €2.8 million in EU funding. The ZEBRA-LIFE project is based on a thermo-oxidative depolymerisation process, developed by CENER, to extract high-value-added bio-aromatic compounds from lignin."/p>

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Innovations in Sustainability
Innovations in Sustainability

Recently, we reported that Mondi announced that it launched with Reckitt, a paper-based packaging for Finish dishwasher tabs with 75% less plastic. This will eliminate 2,000 tonnes of plastic each year once the roll-out is complete.

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Quality in Service
Quality in Service

What is your worst experience with customer service? We've all had them at some point. A company should strive to provide the best customer service that it can. Unfortunately, customer service is on the decline.

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Managing Diversity in the Workforce
Managing Diversity in the Workforce

Currently, there are four primary groups in the workforce: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z. Millennials and Gen Z make up close to half the workforce, according to Deloitte. It is important to understand the generational difference of each in order to effectively manage.

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Effective customer communication is essential
Effective customer communication is essential

Communication is everything when it comes to your prospects and customers. Businesses should have a focus on improving customer communications. Properly training employees is essential. Employees are essentially ambassadors for the company they work for and how they communicate with customers and prospects affects how a company is viewed in the eyes of the customer and prospect.

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Unelected Bureaucrats wings clipped
Unelected Bureaucrats wings clipped

This recent decision from the United States Supreme Court will have ramifications far beyond the EPA.

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Are You ESG Ready?
Are You ESG Ready?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance.

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The Push for Self-Generation & Sale of Excess Power in Alberta
The Push for Self-Generation & Sale of Excess Power in Alberta

In a recent article from CBC in Canada, it was announced that a Bill 22 Electricity Statues Amendment Act was introduced in Alberta, under Canadian legislature to allow companies to generate and store their own electricity and sell the excess back to the power grid.

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Improving Workplace Safety
Improving Workplace Safety

Mills need to create a mindset for its employees and contractors that workplace safety is the number one priority and improve workplace safety programs.

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More on Predictive Maintenance
More on Predictive Maintenance

As you are aware, Industry 4.0 implementation is beneficial for maintenance planning and saves downtime and costs involved with maintenance outages.

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