Standards Council of Canada gives the thumbs up!



FPInnovations’ Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts’ Product Performance Testing group is proud to have recently and successfully completed its biannual audit reassessment. The team has received a positive endorsement of its laboratory operations and quality system and are in the final stages of being approved by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

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Turning kraft pulp mills into dissolving pulp operations could result in higher-value product recovery

Converting a kraft pulp mill into a dissolving pulp operation could potentially result in higher-value product recovery, said FPInnovations researcher Enrique Mateos-Espejel.

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NBSK in tissue applications presented at PaperCon 2013

Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, or NBSK, traditionally used as reinforcement pulp for printing and writing paper, is gaining increasing use in tissue, particularly in high-end products.

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3D printing: new opportunities for packaging and biomaterials

Although it was first invented in the mid 1980s, 3D printing has seen tremendous growth only since 2009 and is now becoming a “must-have” technology in many industrial fields.

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FPInnovations supports the Québec Wood Charter

FPInnovations supports the Québec Wood Charter announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, Mme Martine Ouellet, and the Minister of Labour, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Mme Agnès Maltais.

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FPInnovations publishes guide for designing energy-efficient building enclosures

FPInnovations responds to the rapidly changing energy-efficiency requirements for buildings across Canada and the United States by publishing the Guide for Designing Energy-Efficient Building Enclosures for Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in Marine to Cold Climate Zones in North America in collaboration with RDH Building Engineering Ltd., the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), Branch of BC Housing, and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC).

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FPInnovations releases 2012-2013 Annual Report & Review of Activities

FPInnovations announces the publication of its 2012-2013 Annual Report containing its strategic and financial review for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, and its Review of Activities for the past year.

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FPInnovations presents its vision

Vice President, Business Development, Hervé Deschênes was a session speaker at the Eastern Canadian Section – Forest Products Society (FPS) Annual General Meeting held in Fredericton, N.B., May 29–30, 2013.

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Resignation of Dr. Alan Potter, Executive Vice-President

FPInnovations announces the resignation of Dr. Alan Potter from the position of Executive Vice President, effective June 28, 2013 due to family issues.

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Prestigious Marcus Wallenberg prize awarded to Dr. Derek Gray

FPInnovations extends its congratulations to Dr. Derek Gray, holder of the NSERC/FPInnovations Industrial Research Chair at McGill University, on being awarded the prestigious Wallenberg prize in recognition of his pioneering study of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC).

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First FIBRE conference makes history

Nearly 400 people gathered at the NAV Centre on the shores of the mighty St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, Ontario from May 14–17 to attend the first FIBRE conference. And what a success it was as together we all made history.

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Our latest publications (available to members only)


Highlights of the 51st Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress

PCR 920 >

Nanocrystalline Cellulose - A Personal History

PSR 661 >


Added Soap Contact Time with Recycled Pulp Improves Flotation Deinking Efficiency and Reduces Cost

PRR 1955 >

Highlights of the 8th International Conference on Fate and Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluents

PCR 921 >

FPInnovations staff continue to be
recognized for their many achievements both internationally and in Canada

Advanced Building Systems Program Manager Dr. Erol Karacabeyli was awarded the Forest Product Society’s Wood Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony recently held in Texas.

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Commercial thinning: a tool for sustainable forest management and economic development

September 4, 2013
Sainte-Blandine, Que.
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105th Canadian Institute of Forestry AGM

September 15–19, 2013
Corner Brook, Nfld.

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International Conference on Timber Bridges 2013

Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev.

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Wood Solutions Fair 2013

October 16, 2013
Edmonton, Alta.

October 29, 2013
Vancouver, B.C

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Canadian Wood Preservation Association Annual Meeting

October 29–30, 2013
Toronto, Ont.

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PaperWeek Canada 2014

February 3–7, 2014
Montreal, Que.

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Precision Forestry Symposium

March 3–5, 2014
Stellenbosch, South Africa

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