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FPInnovations tested several rolls and found no barring on those ground by Precision Roll Grinders. Get an inside look at the results.


Who Is FPInnovations?

FPInnovations is a North American expert in measuring barring in paper rolls. The company works toward optimizing the forest sector value chain by developing new products and market opportunities within a framework of environmental stability. The research and development programs of FPInnovations are driven by the unique, high-priority technical issues facing the paper industry: product quality and value, cost competitiveness, environment and sustainability.

Who Is Frederic Parent?

Research Engineer, Product Performance Program and Leader of the Web and Roll Center, received his MEng from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1997. Since joining FPInnovations (formerly Paprican) in 2000, his research activities have centered on paper runnability in the pressroom and on paper machines, and investigating how roll structure and web uniformity affects pressroom performance. His research activities led to the development of the Roll Testing Facility and more recently the Web and Roll Center. He is a member of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) and the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

TESTIMONIALS

"PRG's Roll Armor(SM) made a huge impact on our run-ability. We've seen a 1½% increase in throughput. That's a very substantial figure especially considering our level of volume!"
-- Dave Beadell, Production Specialist for Super Calenders and Winders, UPM KYMMENE BLANDIN
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