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techlink | SUSTAINABILITY

CIPTE Show Highlights
Innovation and Sustainability
ROBERT RYAN

Innovation, sustainability and
megatrends... these were key themes
at the China International Paper Technology
Exhibition and Conference (CIPTE). The threeday trade show and seminar program was held
in Shenzhen, China, in September 2017, and
attracted machinery and automation vendors,
chemicals and consumables suppliers, papermakers, and industry experts from across China
and overseas.
Sustainability was the focus of the talk
given by Chen Kefu, South China University of
Technology, speaking at the technical seminar.
Chen looked at various technologies for controlling water pollution from mills. He outlined
the case of a straw pulp line at Baiyuan Paper
in Henan. He described how "N +1" multistage
countercurrent washing improved the extraction rate of black liquor in chemical pulping.
The technology improves pulp cleanliness,
reduces bleaching agent dosage and "cuts the
pollution load," Chen concluded.
SAFER BALING
Innovation in strapping pulp bales was
the topic of a paper presented by Professor Ni

Yonghao from the University of New Brunswick.
In his presentation, "Cellulose-Based Materials
for Market Pulp Baling," Professor Ni described
conventional wire straps as labor intensive and
hazardous, as operators can be injured during
dewiring. And disposal of the wires poses a
"challenging" environmental issue, Ni added.
Fortunately, there's a sustainable alternative: high tensile-strength paper straps, made
from Canadian NBSK. Baling of pulp with these
straps removes the need for dewiring, as they
are sent to the repulper along with the bale
where they disintegrate into the pulp fibers.
There is no waste disposal required. The process
is safer, simpler, and more efficient than wire
baling, Ni concluded.
While the straps were developed to meet
a need in the paper industry, there are wider
applications for replacing plastic, including in
airport luggage strapping. "General strapping
is the largest market," Ni added.
SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability was a theme in the presentation given by Dr. Eric Zhang from Biofiber Tech,
Sweden. Zhang said that his company is seeking

Automation supplier Sichuan Gaoda showcased DCS and QCS at
its stand at the China International Paper Technology Exhibition and
Conference trade show.

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opportunities to replace fossil fuel-based products with sustainable, wood-based alternatives.
Zhang said forest-based industries need to be
flexible in the face of megatrends, including the
switch to digital media driving the decline in
demand for various grades.
Some may be pessimistic in the face of
megatrends that threaten paper demand, but
Zhang is optimistic. He sees "lots of scope"
for biobased products and applications. For
instance, Biofiber Tech is exploring the use of
biocomposites made from wood fiber-based
granulates, with end uses in packaging, electronics, and automobiles.
Pirita Mikkanen, from the industrial air systems supplier TM System Finland, also focused
on sustainability in her talk on controlling air
emissions. Mikkanen noted that China's cities
have been plagued by poor air quality due to the
neglect of pollution control that is common in
rapidly developing nations.
Fortunately, Beijing is taking steps to tackle
air emissions. For China's paper industry,
Mikkanen said that power generation efficiency
"is the key to reducing emissions." She pointed
out that if a paper mill could reduce its energy

The three-day China International Paper Technology Exhibition and
Conference (CIPTE) trade show attracted domestic and leading international
machinery vendors.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
The Importance of Safety Training
Data & Decision Making
RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
Progroup Turns 25
PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
Creating a Lignin Culture
Benefits of Drive-Through Design
Sustainability as Business Leverage
CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
R&M Tips
Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - The Importance of Safety Training
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 13
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Data & Decision Making
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 33
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 34
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 35
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 37
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 38
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 39
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 41
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 42
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 43
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Progroup Turns 25
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 45
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 46
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 47
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 49
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Creating a Lignin Culture
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 51
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 52
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 53
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Benefits of Drive-Through Design
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 55
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Sustainability as Business Leverage
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 57
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 59
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 61
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 62
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 63
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 64
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - R&M Tips
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 69
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 71
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 73
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 74
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 75
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 76
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 77
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 78
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 80
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - ASPI News
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - cover3
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