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Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian and New Zealand Continence J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Australian Bulletin of Labour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Australian Field Ornithology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Forest Grower     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Grain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Holstein J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Australian Intl. Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Australian J. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 0)
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Australian J. of Asian Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian J. of Cancer Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Australian J. of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Australian J. of Herbal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Australian J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Australian J. of Mechanical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
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Australian J. of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian J. of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian J. of Music Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.549, CiteScore: 1)
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Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Bar News: The J. of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
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Chiropractic J. of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Context: J. of Music Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Current Issues in Criminal Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
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Early Days: J. of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Early Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
EarthSong J.: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
East Asian Archives of Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
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Education in Rural Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Food New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Gambling Research: J. of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - How cultured is our industry'
    • Abstract: Allan, Russell
      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Margin squeeze and cost pressures driving performance
           improvements
    • Abstract: Woods, Tim
      Since the second half of 2017, global paper markets have been under sustained pricing pressure. That pressure flowed through to Australian and New Zealand markets a little more slowly than in Europe and North America, but that did not change the shock it caused for some buyers.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Appita magazine interviews: Xerium Asia president, Bob
           Burke
    • Abstract: Burke, Bob
      Who is Xerium'

      Xerium is a company with more than a 200 year history as a supplier to the paper industry as well as other key industries. Xerium is based in the USA, but is a global player with 28 locations scattered around the globe. The main product portfolio consists of Paper Machine Clothing (PMC), Roll Covers, Spreader Rolls, SMART Technology systems and Machine Analytics software.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Across the desk
    • PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Press for progress: Visy celebrates international
           women's day 2018
    • Abstract: De Wit, Mark
      Visy celebrated International Women's Day by embracing the challenge to #PressForProgress. Each year, International Women's Day is a call to action to press forward and progress gender parity. #PressForProgress, challenges each of us to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Orora innovation EXPO18 delivers
    • Abstract: Lowe, Brian
      The future of Australasian packaging was on display at the inaugural Orora Innovation Expo18, staged in Melbourne this month. Under the theme 'delivering tomorrow's packaging innovation today', the four day event was created for Orora customers and showcased the latest packaging innovations and high-tech machinery from across Orora's global business.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Australian paper Maryvale mill: Celebrating 80 years
           of sustainable growth
    • Abstract:
      The Maryvale Community Open Day was held on Sunday 25 March 2018 and the theme for the day was "Celebrating 80 years of Sustainable Growth". Australian Paper is committed to creating sustainable growth for the next generation, and as one of the largest employers in the Latrobe Valley, we are continually innovating for a sustainable future.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Selecting the right doctor blade for your paper
           machine
    • Abstract: Jackson, Stacey
      Choosing the right doctor blade for a paper machine application can be a daunting task. There are numerous suppliers with extensive product ranges, often making the choice difficult. Here are some tips for selecting a doctor blade supplier, finding the right doctor blade for your application, and optimizing the doctor blade runnability.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Creating industries of tomorrow through research and
           innovation
    • Abstract: Garnier, Gil
      The bio processing manufacturing industry and their significant initiative to further the Australian economy and society have been highlighted by another successful ARC Industry transformation research hub - Processing Advanced Lignocellulosics (PALS).

      Led by the Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), along with a dynamic consortium of partners, including Universities, Industry and Government, PALS will look to create sustainable products of the future using plantation grown Australian biomass, forest and recycled residues.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Australian Paper's David Jettner takes us through
           Maryvale Mill's plans to introduce a new Energy from Waste plant
    • Abstract: Jettner, David
      Australian Paper is conducting a feasibility study into an Energy from Waste (EfW) Plant. Specifically, Energy to Waste involves thermal combustion of non-hazardous residual waste diverted from landfill using Moving Grate technology.

      The primary intent is to provide energy security for Maryvale Mill.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Finland's strategic scenarios for sustainability
    • Abstract: Johnson, Tony
      The Finnish organisation VTT, a leader in research and technology development in the Nordic countries, has completed a comprehensive strategic study examining scenarios for Finland up to 2050. Much of this vision is applicable to Australia and New Zealand so a short review is both very relevant and interesting. The basic premise is that energy and climate objectives can be satisfied while increasing welfare for the population. Time will tell if the premise develops into reality.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Runnability - the condition monitoring perspective
    • Abstract: Bondoc, Edward
      The term "runnability" is broadly used in paper manufacturing to describe the operating level or current ability to produce paper that meets quality requirements at maximum capacity. It is the result of a combination of many factors such as furnish, chemistry, process settings, condition of felts and nipped rolls, speed, etc. that are orchestrated by the paper maker in the practice of the art and science of paper making. In a sense it can be considered a balance between output (tonnage) and quality, since one affects the other.

      A consequence of "poor runnability", for example, are recurring sheet breaks, where the paper web tears (thus stopping production) and valuable time is lost in resuming production. During this time, the machine is still running (and consuming power, steam, etc.) but has no sellable output. Sheet breaks are a major cause of lost production time, and thus are of particular concern to operations (in contrast to, say, a failing bearing).

      Some types of problems can be traced back to mechanical sources especially in the wet section (i.e. approach, forming, and press sections). This paper focuses on high frequency variations (in the machine direction) and vibration as indicators of runnability problems.

      Condition monitoring, long recognised for its value in helping to achieve high levels of reliability, has an important role in alerting operations to mechanical problems that could negatively affect runnability.

      Applications include:

      - Vibration from accelerometers mounted on the bearings in the nip direction to detect and diagnose:

      - Felt barring

      - Surface problems such as flat spots/barring in nipped rolls (e.g. press rolls, size press rolls, calenders)

      - Excessive vibration at certain speeds due to resonance excitation

      - Pulsation in the stock (from dynamic pressure sensors mounted in the approach piping) that can cause basis weight variations in the machine direction

      - Frequency analysis of machine direction variability from scanner signals (typically basis weight, moisture, and caliper) that could pinpoint which mechanical sources upstream need attention

      - Runnability information from Operator Driven Reliability (ODR) systems such as visual inspection for cleanliness, clogging, streaks, etc., gauge readings from pressure and temperature sensors, etc. The main advantage of using the ODR systems is that data from them is stored an analysed in the same software as on-line systems.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - 'Waste to Product - circular economy/manufacturing
           needs to be supported': China waste crisis
    • Abstract: Matthew, Gavin
      Until recently, Australia and other developed countries have been exporting millions of tonnes of waste materials to China containing significant volumes of recovered paper and paperboard - more than 7.3 million metric tonnes of waste in 2016.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Energy from Waste Conference 2018: EfW comes in from
           the cold
    • Abstract: Gallacher, Jo
      This year's Energy from Waste Conference in London had delegates battling both the elements and misconceptions about the industry's achievements, but the overall sense was one of optimism.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Classifieds
    • PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - International events calendar
    • PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - The strength properties of paper made from bamboo
           fibres under the treatment of ZnCl2 aqueous solution
    • Abstract: Tian, Xinli; Li, Weicheng
      In this work, paper made from bleached bamboo chemical pulp was treated in ZnCl2 aqueous solution to prepare high strength paper. The effects of ZnCl2 mass ratio, soaking time, treatment temperature, treatment time and washing time were evaluated through single factor experiments. The micro-properties of the untreated and treated paper were analyzed by FT-IR, XRD and SEM. The optimal conditions were ZnCl2 mass ratio of 65%, soaking time of 5 s, treatment temperature of 65 ℃, treatment time of 8 min, and washing time of 10 min. The dry tensile index of ZnCl2 treated paper increased by 64.5%, dry burst index increased by 143%, wet tensile index increased by 111%, and the wet burst index increased by 254%. No obvious differences in the FT-IR and XRD spectra of treated and untreated paper were observed. However, variation in the surface morphology of the paper was found.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Understanding and managing the liquor cycle bottleneck
    • Abstract: Ellis, Murray
      Kraft pulping liquor cycle operations can be constrained by any single unit operation which becomes the 'bottleneck'. Extracting maximum production output depends on actively managing the bottleneck(s) and over time removing successive bottlenecks.

      Australian Paper, Maryvale Mill has progressed over time from evaporation to Lime Kiln, Recovery boiler and now likely to Recausticising bottlenecks. Along the way we have systematically understood and removed several process bottlenecks. As a result of this process it is likely that we will reach a point where several Recovery cycle unit operations are close to being the constraint to production output.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - New method for estimating chemical pulp washer
           efficiency using online data reconciliation
    • Abstract: Tervola, Pekka
      An online data reconciliation method for estimating washing efficiency was developed and applied to a brown stock washer in a kraft pulp mill. The method uses inlet and exit washer flows as well as dissolved dry solids contents which are measured with inline refractometers. Two methods of data reconciliation are used, namely, sequential and simultaneous procedures.

      In the sequential method, the flows and the dissolved dry solids are adjusted sequentially using material balance equations initially for liquid flows. The dissolved dry solids contents are then adjusted so that their dissolved dry solids material balance is fulfilled. In the simultaneous method both the flows and the dissolved dry solids content are adjusted simultaneously to satisfy the liquid flows and the dissolved dry solids material balances. The dissolved dry solids content, the dilution factor (DF), the extension of the equivalent displacement ratio (DR10,10), the modified Norden efficiency (E10) and the equivalent wash yield (Y10 ), are all then calculated. The sequential method is the preferred method used here.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Polyacrylamide/halloysite nanotubes composites:
           Preparation and their effect on filled paper
    • Abstract: Zhang, Hongwei; Li, Yanqin; Zheng, Guoping; Wang, Qinwen
      Polyacrylamide /hallosite nanotube (PAM-HNT) composites were successfully produced by free radical polymerization. The PAM-HNTs composites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). These composites were then utilized as an additive for paper. The results demonstrated that the polymerization of AM had taken place both inside and outside the HNTs lumen. The PAM-HNTs composites remarkably enhanced the filler retention in the paper, and had less influence on its strength compared to HNT or AM-HNT composites. At the same filler addition, the ash content of the paper filled by PAM-HNTs was improved by 8.7%. Meanwhile, compared to paper containing precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), the tensile, burst and tear indexes were increased by 23.9%, 19.2% and 8.5%, respectively.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - DNA sequencing of pulp and paper wastewater treatment
           systems to inform process analysis
    • Abstract: Wilks, Rohan; Scholes, Emily
      Australian Paper is located 150 km east of Melbourne and produces a range of packaging and printing papers. This site is an integrated pulp and paper mill with a wastewater treatment system on site. The wastewater treatment system prepares water for final discharge under EPA licence.

      An analytical program was launched in December 2016 which utilises DNA sequencing, online parameters and extensive chemical testing. The long-term goal is to create a database of 'wholistic snapshots' over time for correlation and multivariate studies. The focus of this ongoing study is the physical, chemical and microbiological processes used to treat and purify the wastewaters. Analysis to date represents the first six complete sampling rounds. Despite the preliminary nature of this data, some trends are readily apparent.

      DNA sequencing results revealed the influent to primary treatment areas are heavily dominated by the Genera Cloacibacterium and Hydrogenophaga, suggesting that these are major populations in the paper making processes. In the aerated system, the diversity markedly increases with major populations of Microbacterium, Magnetospirrilum and Asticcacaulis.

      The hypothesis that algal growth is an important contributor to TSS in the river discharge is supported by DNA sequence data showing that 18.8% of sequences detected in the discharge were Cyanobacterial. Correlation analysis shows that the TSS concentration at the river discharge is affected by the temperature for the 28 d period prior to discharge.

      Biomass removal from the secondary clarifier has an inverse relationship with BOD in the river discharge. In light of this finding, maintenance on equipment involved in biomass removal should be a high priority to ensure maximum biomass removal.

      These preliminary results give insight into the complex nature of the Australian Paper treatment system and will inform operational action to minimise environmental impact. The results also show that tracking bacterial populations using Next Generation sequencing is a viable undertaking and is a valuable addition to the conventional monitoring methods.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 2 - Omyaboard: Fresh GCC filler for corrugated board
           production
    • Abstract: Habich, Edgar; Weihs, Jan Philipp; Andersson, Lars; Waters, Richard
      Adding filler to corrugated board grades is not a new idea, but thanks to Omya's expertise and emerging technologies, it has become a reality. Omya is global producer and supplier of calcium carbonate into a variety of industrial markets. Omya has been supplying calcium carbonate to the paper industry for fifty years. Recently Omya has commenced working with board manufacturers around the world showing them how they can add fresh calcium carbonate filler (Omyaboard) into their coated and uncoated recycled board grades and increase their machine efficiency at the same time.

      PubDate: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:51:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Across the desk
    • PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - The paper machine is like a lamb roast...
    • Abstract: Allan, Russell
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Peter F. nelson: A journey to anthraquinone pulping
    • Abstract: Raverty, Warwick; Nelson, James; Nelson, Robert
      Peter was born on the 26 June 1926 at Chatswood, NSW to Frederick and Millie Nelson. Frederick was a naval officer and the family moved about a lot. Peter attended Frankston High School, while his father was Lieutenant Commander at the Flinders Naval Base. Peter's experience at Frankston High started his love affair with education and left a lifelong commitment to the public education system.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Virtual reality - A valuable tool for asset management
           and site safety
    • Abstract: Thomas, Paul
      Disruptive technologies like virtual reality (VR) are changing the way we live and do business - blurring the lines between our physical and digital worlds. For the bio-manufacturing industry, new ways of working are already emerging.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Systematic innovation governance
    • Abstract: Ryan, Gerard
      In October 2017, BioPRIA (Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia) delivered the first Systematic Innovation Governance Masterclass at Monash University in Melbourne. Over two days, participant teams from Australian Paper, BioPRIA, Norske Skog, Orora and VISY worked on a series of practical exercises designed to introduce new innovation management methods into their businesses. This new initiative provided corporate members of Appita (Australasian Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Association) with the opportunity to learn best practice methods for managing portfolios of innovation projects within their businesses with the goal of optimising the return on their investments in Innovation.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Best practices for tissue mill whitewater reuse
    • Abstract: McGowan, Dave
      Tissue mills worldwide are striving to improve profitability. A water system optimization project can result in significant savings. Approximately $50,000 to $220,000 can be saved for every 100 lpm of fresh water that is reduced from the mill intake.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Strength improvement of dry-formed paper by spraying
           of dry strength agent and hot pressing
    • Abstract: Kim, Jin Woo; Kim, Jong Min; Oh, Kyu Deok; Lee, Hak Lae
      This study was conducted to find a way of improving the strength of dry-formed paper made from mixed hardwood bleached kraft pulp. Cationic polyacrylamide (C-PAM) and oxidized starch solutions were sprayed to improve dry strength of dry formed paper. The effects of pressing pressure, pressing time and temperature on tensile strength and bulk when these two strength agents are applied were investigated. Application of hot pressing improved tensile strength and decreased the bulk reduction. Tensile strength of dry formed paper increased, reached a maximum and decreased with pressing time when no strength agent was applied. Spraying treatment of dry strength agents, C-PAM and oxidized starch, improved the tensile strength. Cationic PAM performed better for tensile improvement than oxidized starch.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Cost pressures driving prices up as manufacturers
           continue performance improvements
    • Abstract: Woods, Tim
      There is little disagreement that in 2018, paper and board prices will rise. There is nowhere in the world - including Australia and New Zealand - that will be immune from rising prices, because the long-awaited global fibre shortage has arrived.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Meet the appita: Young professionals network
    • Abstract:
      Young professionals are the future of any industry or organisation. Nurturing young talent and developing their skills is crucial to the progress of the industry. Appita formed the Young Professionals Network (YPN) with a mission to provide support, networking and development opportunities to Young Professionals within the pulp, paper, packaging and bioproduct industries. The YPN provides a forum for young professionals to connect, collaborate and explore opportunities that, educate and inspire them to grow as individuals and leaders.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Digital print: Developments and what it means for
           paper
    • Abstract: Haggett, Paul
      With the continued evolution of digital printing across an ever-increasing range of applications, and several methods of "conventional print" well and truly in the sights of digital print technology developers, it would be prudent to ask, "What do developments in digital print mean for paper and board'"

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Technology tip from weigrill: Working principles of
           fabric guides
    • Abstract: Bradford, Ross
      The working principle of a fabric guide is based on the observation that a moving fabric tends to run perpendicular to the axis of the roll which holds it. The guiding process is also affected by factors such as fabric tension, roll wrap angle and even position of the guide roll. A paper machine guide system exploits these principles using a device to sense fabric position (palm valve) and a device (guide) that automatically shifts one side of a guiding roll that is in contact with the fabric.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Norske skog welcomes grant under 'Regional jobs and
           investment Packages' program
    • Abstract: Quinn, David
      Norske Skog has welcomed the Federal Government's offer of a $1.5 million grant towards the cost of a $3 million Investment Ready Main Study for its world leading Cyrene Biochemical project.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Scion seeks to understand China's food contact
           requirements
    • Abstract: Sherman, Lou O
      Packaging plays an extremely important role protecting goods while they travel to market. Unfortunately, there is a risk that components of the packaging could migrate into the product and have a negative impact on quality and safety, something that is particularly important when packaging food.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - The future of environmental data
    • Abstract: Wilks, Rohan; Scholes, Emily
      Increased availability of environmental data and increased computing power is changing the way environmental data can be analysed, investigated and reported. Increased data availability needs to be matched with improved methods of analysis and reporting. Data is only turned into information if it is able to be understood and provides a basis for decision making.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Strategies to improve paper performance
    • Abstract: Allan, RJ
      Traditional methods of judging paper machine performance generally relate to machine efficiency, levels of reject material and tonnes per hour output. A more sophisticated approach would include key property variability and cost per unit property. This is particularly true when property specifications are important measures of acceptability (or even desirability) for the customer. These newer criteria have traditionally been "nice to have" compared to the mainstays of paper machine performance like machine speed, cost per tonne, and reliability.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Products and services directory
    • PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Improving floc stability of precipitated calcium
           carbonate by incorporation of cellulose nanofibres
    • Abstract: Li, Tao; Zhang, Meiyun; Song, Shunxi
      Cellulose nanofibres (CNF) were used as a floc size stabilizer to improve the floc stability of precipitated calcium carbonate filler. CNF was added in the flocculation process as a bridging component in order to interact with high molecular weight CPAM by bridging flocculation. The floc strength, filler retention, and paper strength were investigated. The results indicated that CNF can significantly improve the stability of the flocs by withstanding strong hydrodynamic forces. It can also improve reflocculation efficiency after sonication which helps to alleviate the fluctuation of filler retention and paper properties when adopting filler preflocculation technology in a paper mill. Preflocculation with CNF addition can improve filler retention and has a significant influence on the physical properties of the resultant paper. Noticeably, 5 wt% CNF loading gave the optimal floc stability, which delivered the optimum physical properties.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - How can we improve strength property of dry formed
           papers'
    • Abstract: Kim, Jong-Min; Hwang, Min-Gu; Oh, Kyu Deok; Youn, Hye Jung; Lee, Hak Lae
      This study was conducted to develop dry forming technology and evaluate the properties of dry formed paper made from HW-BKP. A dry forming mold (DFM) was developed to observe the phenomena of dry forming and evaluate the properties of the dry formed papers. To upgrade the DFM a dry forming system (DFS) was developed. This DFS was designed to improve the formation of dry formed papers and enhance the productivity of dry forming. Dry forming gave papers with greater bulk and opacity than wet forming. When dry disintegrated fibres were used, tensile strength of the dry formed paper was greater than that of conventional wet formed paper. However, the tensile strength of conventional wet formed paper made from beaten fibre (450 mL CSF) was much greater than that of dry formed paper made from dry disintegrated fibres. When solvent dried beaten fibres were used in dry forming, the tensile index of dry formed papers reached 73.5% of the wet formed handsheets made from wet beaten fibre. It was shown that significant improvement in strength properties could be obtained when proper preparation of fibres and appropriate humidification, pressing, and drying processes were employed.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Managing big data in recycled paper manufacturing: A
           case study of wedge usage at Orora's B9 paper mill
    • Abstract: Ahmed, Muzaffar
      Orora's B9 Paper Mill started operation in 2012 with the aim of producing recycled liners and corrugating mediums in the range of 100-205 gsm. The mill contains a Valmet paper machine that runs at up to 1600 m/min which is controlled using a Valmet distributed control system. The mass of information generated by the new mill systems prompted an investigation into software that could manage and process the data in a relevant and comprehensible manner.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - 2018 calendar
    • PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 71 Issue 1 - Application of laccase positive bacillus tequilensis
           strain for pulp and paper mill wastewater treatment
    • Abstract: Hooda, Rajni; Bhardwaj, Nishi K; Singh, Pamela
      This study addresses the problems of pulp and paper mill effluent in terms of reduction in COD, colour and degradation of lignin content by bacterial strains to meet effluent discharge limits. Pulp and paper mill effluent is rich in lignin and bacterial laccases are reported to play a major role in lignin degradation. Thus, the present study deals with isolation of laccase positive potential bacterial strains from pulp and paper mill sludge and their application in pulp and paper mill wastewater treatment. Isolate RJH-13 was found useful for treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent. It was identified as Bacillus tequilensis strain by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Efficiency evaluation was carried out by batch and reactor studies and results of the studies concluded that the isolated strain can degrade pulp and paper mill wastewater without the requirement of any additional expensive nutrients such as glucose or peptone. Hence it can be useful for effluent treatment plants.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:16:12 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Peroxide bleaching of mechanical pulp from Pinus
           radiata
    • Abstract: Allison, Robert W
      Treatment conditions for peroxide bleaching of mechanical pulp from radiata pine (Pinus radiata) were optimized for brightness through statistically designed experimentation. High stock concentration, low temperature and controlled total alkali increased the efficiency of peroxide bleaching. At optimum treatment conditions, the peroxide bleach response of radiata pine mechanical pulp was equivalent to or better than that for mechanical pulp from most other softwood species. The pulping processes studied were stone groundwood, refiner mechanical and thermomechanical.

      Examination of several amino-polycarboxylate sequestering agents indicated that diethylentriaminepenta-acetic acid (DTPA) was the most effective at increasing peroxide bleaching efficiency, especially when used as a pretreatment. The benefits of DTPA pretreatment increased as target brightness increased. At 75 per cent ISO brightness, peroxide bleaching after 0.16 per cent DTPA pretreatment consumed 1.0 per cent (on o.d. pulp) less hydrogen peroxide and realized considerable chemical cost savings compared to similar bleaching without DTPA pretreament.

      A new organic sequestering agent, diethylenetriaminepenta-methylenephosphonic (DTMPA), provided superior peroxide protection during silicate-free bleaching and resulted in bleaching efficiency similar to that of conventional peroxide bleaching with 5 per cent sodium silicate addition. However the high cost of DTMPA made silicate-free bleaching more expensive than corresponding conventional bleaching with silicate.

      The addition of a bleach formula based on peroxide to the refiner along with wood material (ie, refiner bleaching) was examined on a pilot scale 1000 mm Bauer refiner. Refiner bleaching was more efficient when performed during the first stage of refining. Though results were somewhat variable, refiner bleaching had no noticeable effect on handsheet properties. Replacement of sodium silicate with DTMPA during refiner bleaching resulted in less efficient bleaching and lower final brightness. DTMPA did not provide adequate peroxide protection under the harsh conditions of high temperature and increased metallic contamination during refiner bleaching.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - The potential of bagasse soda pulp as a strength
           enhancer for old corrugated pulp
    • Abstract: Salehi, Kamyar; Latibari, Ahmad Jahan; Kordsachia, Othar; Saake, Bodo
      Blending unbleached bagasse soda pulp with old corrugated container (OCC) pulp to reinforce the strength properties of the OCC is investigated. Firstly, bagasse pulp was collected from a local paper mill and the refining behaviour and strength development of this bagasse pulp was evaluated. The results demonstrated that application of up to 200 kW/h specific refining energy (SEL 0.5 J/m), improved the strength properties. This indicated that mild refining is helpful in strength development of this pulp and the open structure of bagasse fibres do not impose severe problems if low specific edge load is used. Bagasse pulps refined to different degrees were selected for blending with unrefined OCC pulp. The ratios of bagasse refined pulp was varied up to 20% of the fibre furnish. The results revealed that higher dosages of the bagasse refined pulp improved all properties of the OCC pulp except tear index. It is generally accepted that OCC pulp has lost bonding potential between the fibres and adding refined bagasse pulp improves the inter-fibre bonding between the OCC fibres.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - International events calendar
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Classifieds
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Better hygiene in food-packaging board at reduced risk
           of rejected tonnage and machine corrosion
    • Abstract: Kolari, Marko
      Board grades which are used for packaging of dry or fresh food, milk or other liquids for human consumption have strict requirements regarding the hygienic quality of the packaging board. If they are not tightly controlled, minute microorganisms present in hygienic grades like liquid packaging board (LPB) or food-grade folding box-board can be extremely costly.

      For example, if some part of a shipment of these grades is out of specification for hygiene, the converter may reject the whole lot. A two-day outbreak of bacterial spores on a board making machine can lead to the loss of thousands of tons of finished LPB, at a cost approaching millions of Euros. This is clearly a much bigger financial loss compared to, for example, a non-food grade machine where slime growth on machine surfaces means smaller losses in terms of money, tonnage and downtime.

      To ensure that the hygienic quality of the final board meets the required specifications, manufacturers need to apply high-performance microbe control programs on their board machines. Over the past decade, Kemira has emerged as one of the leading global suppliers of microbe control solutions to the hygienic board industry.

      Based on numerous R and D programs and mill trials, we now have a better understanding of how to control process conditions and avoid process situations that cause sporulation. Recent results with new applications in mills show that we are clearly on the right track in taking some of the mystery out of these frustrating and costly disturbances. This report summarises some of the things we have learned which can help you keep your board within the hygiene specifications. Beside the scientific facts which we have discovered, we also have concluded that high hygiene can only be achieved through very close cooperation between the biocide supplier and the mill's production personnel.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - 'Good for the environment, people and Australia' -
           AFPA's 2016 National Pulp and Paper Sustainability Report
    • Abstract: Matthew, Gavin
      Australia's paper and paperboard manufacturing industry has continued to be a global sustainability leader over 2016. Unfortunately, the P and P industry has not received the positive recognition it deserves for its sustainability initiatives over previous years - however, it is committed to improving its sustainability and to communicating its progress on the sustainability journey to its stakeholders.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Press release: A total of 33 companies joining forces
           with VTT to develop new generation sustainable forest products
    • Abstract:
      Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products as alternatives to oil-based materials like plastics. The project, funded partly by the European Regional Development Fund ERD, has brought together 33 companies, ranging from small to large, global companies.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Recognising excellence: Industry awards presented at
           the recent Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference, 14 - 16 November 2017
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Tim Woods looks at market trends
    • Abstract: Woods, Tim
      Fibre's value is constantly growing in the global economy. Latest technological developments are focusing on new materials, novel chemicals and processes that use sustainable fibre resources. Importantly, many of these developments lead to applications that can improve resource efficiency, operating as major inputs into other processes. These development efforts come as demand for some grades of paper and paper products is declining. That is a major challenge for many businesses, not least those involved in the Newsprint and Printing and Communication sectors. With the support of research institutions (and as we will see, some governments), leading businesses in the global industry continue to search for new and better opportunities to extract value from fibre resources.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Across the desk
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Reimagine, rethink, reinvent
    • Abstract: Allan, Russell
      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Asaleo Care's tissue machine meets its competitive
           market by driving production
    • Abstract:
      Asaleo Care is a leading personal care and hygiene company that manufactures, markets, distributes and sells essential everyday consumer products across the Feminine Care, Incontinence Care, Baby Care, Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene product categories. The company's products include Purex, Sorbent, Handee and Tork and are used daily in households and businesses across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and a number of countries in the Pacific. Asaleo Care has eleven manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Appita 2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference
    • PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Environmental regulations and standards - it's time to
           transition
    • Abstract: Wilks, Rohan
      The key focus of the Environmental Regulations and Standards forum held in conjunction with the Appita Conference was the key changes to the Environmental Standard with the deadline for implementation fast approaching - September 2018. The EPA is also undergoing a review and is in the process of moving to a preventative based approach to environmental regulation. The two topics are interrelated and generated much discussion at this years forum.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Effect of blending banana stem and hardwood pulps on
           sizing, ash retention, physical strength and optical properties of paper
    • Abstract: Tripathi, Sandeep; Alam, Izhar; Bhardwaj, Nishi K
      This paper describes the effect of blending bleached banana stem (BS) pulp with hardwood (HW) pulp on the sizing carried out using alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) along with ground calcium carbonate (GCC) as the filler, and on physical strength and optical properties of paper. Blending of BS pulp with hardwood pulp significantly improved physical strength properties like tear, burst and tensile indices by 57.4, 88.3 and 44.4%, respectively. For the blended pulps, cationic charge demand increased whereas the freeness, drainage and zeta potential decreased with increasing proportions of BS pulp. The Cobb60 value increased and the contact angle value reduced with the increasing BS pulp content. Ash content and first pass ash retention (FPAR) increased by blending BS pulp with HW pulp. BS pulp qualities could be utilized for developing paper grades requiring high tear strength and high air resistance. The optical properties were reduced marginally with increasing proportion of BS pulp due to its low initial brightness and whiteness compared to HW pulp.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Wastewater pilot plant to test the viability of
           activated sludge
    • Abstract: Lineham, Sam; Wilks, Rohan; Scholes, Emily
      Australian paper prides itself on the efficient treatment of its wastewater for compliance with EPA water quality discharge limits to the town's local river (Latrobe River). Although it is rare that these limits are breached, the Maryvale Mill strives to successfully achieve internally set limits for its own developmental goals. Additionally, with expansion of the Mill, wastewater quality has become a major focus over the last 12 months. It is believed that improvements can be made on the settleability of the Mills wastewater biomass, which if successful, could result in significant reductions in alum and polymer usage. The development of a lab scale pilot plant will allow various operational adjustments to be tested before onsite action can commence. The main focus of the pilot plant will be to test if switching to activated sludge conditions can improve the settleability of the biomass since the infrastructure to run in this manner is already available at the Mill.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Expansion of Wesley Vale Mill mechanical pulp
           production using peroxide 'steep' bleaching
    • Abstract: Mulcahy, James P; Neilson, Martin J; Maddern, Kenneth N
      The Wesley Vale mill currently produces cold soda chemimechanical pulp (CMP) from eucalypt and refiner mechanical pulp (RMP) from young radiata pine thinnings. The CMP is bleached to a brightness of about 70% with calcium hypochlorite in a single stage process(l), whilst the RMP is bleached with dithionite to a brightness of 66%. The mill performance is to be upgraded significantly by raising the brightness and capacity of both pulp lines. This will be achieved in two stages, the first involving bleaching both the CMP and RMP with peroxide to a brightness level of 80%.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
  • Volume 70 Issue 4 - Preparation of strong and stiff papers through surface
           sizing with starch and APMS
    • Abstract: Ni, Shuzhen; Wang, Chunjian; Jiao, Liang; Yu, Zhihuai; Wang, Xiu; Jiang, Shan; Dai, Hongqi
      This study aims to prepare high strength and stiff papers through surface sizing with enzymatically degraded starch and 3-aminopropyl trimethoxysilane (APMS). Starch molecules are able to penetrate the inner structure of paper and form three-dimensional networks in the fibre web. APMS, a highly rigid monomer, forms silanol after hydrolysis and then covalent linkages with cellulose within the fibre web, which strengthens the physical properties of paper. Results show that, compared to unsized paper, tensile index of paper sized by APMS+St increases by 93.9 %, and bending stiffness increases by 251 % with the APMS dosage of 5.1 g/m2, 8 % (w/w) enzymatic starch (α-amylase dosage is 12.5 u/g). The pH and alkaline reserve of the sized papers improved. SEM images show that pores within sized paper decreased and loose fibres become rigid and are held within a denser, more compressed fibre network.

      PubDate: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 16:01:41 GMT
       
 
 
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