Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada

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FPInnovations is a Canadian non-profit member organization which carries out scientific research and technology transfer for the Canadian forest industry, based on priorities set by the company's members. The company's headquarters are located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, and has its main research centers located in Vancouver, Quebec City, and Pointe-Claire, but also has many regional offices located throughout the country. Wikipedia.

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The present invention relates to a microwave interactive susceptor structure for the microwave heating of food products. In one aspect, the invention relates to a duplex design for the microwave interactive structure on cellulose-based substrates. In another aspect, the invention relates to a method of patterning the duplex microwave interactive structure on the substrates using a printing press with or without an alignment function.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2015-03-18

The present relates to a process for incorporating of wet natural fiber and starch into thermoplastics and the composite produced. The process for producing the composite comprises steps of: providing a wet natural fiber; providing a starch; providing a plasticizer; providing a thermoplastic; mixing the wet natural fiber, the starch and the plasticizer with water to produce a paste, and compounding the paste with the thermoplastic to produce the composite. The composite in a preferred embodiment comprises 50 weight % natural fiber/starch and a plasticizer; 50 weight % thermoplastic; a tensile modulus greater than 1450 MPa and a tensile strength greater than 41 MPa.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2016-11-25

The present invention relates to a structurally enhanced agricultural product containing cellulose filaments (CF), and a method for producing the structurally enhanced agricultural material into the sheets. Applying CF improves significantly the wet-web strength of the agricultural material sheets. The method comprises preparation of a pulp slurry of agricultural materials followed by mixing with a water suspension of CF or CF-containing cellulose fibers. The pulp blend is then used to produce an agricultural material sheet by papermaking process.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2017-02-15

The present relates to a process for incorporating of wet natural fiber and starch into thermoplastics and the composite produced. The process for producing the composite comprises steps of: providing a wet natural fiber; providing a starch; providing a plasticizer; providing a thermoplastic; mixing the wet natural fiber, the starch and the plasticizer with water to produce a paste, and compounding the paste with the thermoplastic to produce the composite. The composite in a preferred embodiment comprises 50 weight % natural fiber/starch and a plasticizer; 50 weight % thermoplastic; a tensile modulus greater than 1450 MPa and a tensile strength greater than 41 MPa.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2017-03-15

The present invention relates to the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) blended with a polymeric material selected from a polyvinyl alcohol) (PVOH), an ethylene acrylic acid copolymer (EAA), other carboxylated polymer latexes, or other polymer blends, and applied as a thin coating layer on plastic films for printing with digital processes such as ink jet and laser printing, as well as with more conventional printing processes such as flexography and offset lithography, to the control of ink adhesion to the plastic film, and to the reduction in the oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of the plastic film.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2017-01-17

A fractionation process for producing value-added products from a lignocellulosic biomass, comprises: a) mechanically refining the lignocellulosic biomass under mild refining conditions to form a refined biomass pulp with enhanced susceptibility to separation of hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin, and enhanced digestibility of carbohydrates in hydrolysis b) separating hemicellulose and sulfur-free high-quality lignin from cellulose in the refined biomass, and, optionally c) producing various bioproducts from the above said process.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2016-04-25

The present description relates to a process of producing a dry mixed product comprising cellulose filament (CF) and a carrier fibre, and a dry mixed product of re-dispersible cellulose filament and a carrier fibre that permits the CF to retain its dispersibility in water and hence superior reinforcement ability in papermaking furnishes, composite materials, or other materials where CF is used. The process comprises mixing a water suspension of never-dried CF with a cellulose fibre pulp carrier followed by thickening to a suitable concentration so that it can be further processed and dried in a conventional device such as a dryer can of a pulp machine or a flash dryer.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2016-03-01

The present disclosure relates to a process for extracting sugars from a pretreated lignocellulosic biomass. This process consists of contacting the pretreated lignocellulosic biomass with low charges of an aqueous peroxy acid (PA) solution to produce a liquid fraction (containing a small amount of lignin and hemicellulose degradation products) and a solid fraction containing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. The solid fraction can then be subjected to enzymatic hydrolysis with a variety of cell wall-degrading enzymes to produce a lignin-rich residue and a sugar solution that can be fermented to a variety of (bio)chem icals.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2016-01-29

The present invention relates to wood laminate panels, a system of two or more panels joined permanently together, the method of making the panels and the fabrication of object with the panels. The wood laminate panel comprises an elongated body having a longitudinal axis and extending a length thereof, the body having an arcuate cross-section in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and comprising first and second spaced apart edge surfaces extending along the length of the elongated body and each including a joint, the attachment joint having a shape that is complementary to that of the second edge surface such that the wood laminate panel is permanently jointable with an adjacent identical laminate panel through an engagement of adjacent complementary edge surfaces.


Patent
Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada | Date: 2016-04-15

Most processes currently being proposed and/or used for the production of lignin from kraft or soda black liquors are capable of producing two main types of lignin: high residual content (HRC) lignin and low residual content (LRC) lignin. Surprisingly, it was discovered that HRC lignin, is a suitable ingredient in alkaline adhesives, particularly wood adhesives of the phenolic type (e.g. resole resins). This biomaterial is environmentally green and remarkably low cost, which makes it an industrially viable material to be used as a novel and major ingredient in phenolic adhesives for the manufacture of exterior grade plywood, laminated veneer lumber, oriented strand board (OSB) and other wood productsthis was successfully demonstrated in a number of laboratory experiments as well as several different mill trials. The composition, preparation and application of such wood adhesives are hereby disclosed.

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