Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Voith Tissue & Pulp Innovation Centre and Canfor Pulp have announced the latest developments of their on-going technical collaboration.

The technical cooperation was first established between Voith Paper Tissue & Pulp Innovation Centre (São Paulo) and the Canfor Pulp Innovation Centre (Vancouver) at the beginning of last year.

During this time a number of softwood pulps were evaluated in various pilot PM configurations, from conventional to premium.
Sean Curran, vice president sales and marketing at Canfor Pulp, said: “The unique long flexible fibres provided by Canfor’s pulp have been proven to deliver several benefits across machine configurations, in particular when making both bulky structured absorbent towel base sheets and soft tissue base sheets while maintaining sheet strength.

“Most importantly, the Canfor Pulp fibre characteristics make it possible to obtain optimal quality results while minimising the ratio of softwood to hardwood and hence costs.”

Canfor Pulp supplies northern bleached and unbleached softwood kraft pulp and paper products with operations in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada.

Headquartered in Vancouver and 50.2% owned by Canfor Corporation, Canfor Pulp owns and operates three mills near the city of Prince George.

The Voith Paper Tissue & Pulp Innovation Centre at São Paulo, Brazil, has a pilot tissue paper machine that was entirely rebuilt in 2011 in order to accommodate Voith Paper’s latest tissue machine technologies as well as to increase the machine speed.
It also houses a unique full scale pilot pulp drying machine.