Innofibre



Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Innofibre contributes to the technological positioning and sustainable development of the pulp, paper, and biorefinery industry in Quebec by supporting innovation and diversification of biomass products, and by adapting emerging paper technologies.

Environmental technology/biotechnology

 

Sylvain Duquette

Project Director
sylvain.duquette@cegeptr.qc.ca

Mailing Address:

Innofibre
Cégep de Trois-Rivières
3351, boulevard des Forges, C.P.97
Trois-Rivières, Québec
G9A 5E6

Services & Expertise

Pulp, paper, cardboard and thermoformed fibers

Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomasses

Bio-refining and thermochemical conversion (biochar)

Development of processes of treatments

Development of special paper products, custom-made

Bioactive paper products

Services

Technical and Business Services

Components/parts fabrication

Fabrication, Prototyping and Installation Services

Ingredient selection and recommendations

IP Protection facilitation

Pilot trials and mini productions (incubation of products)

Printability testing and analysis

Problem solving

Production of pre-commercial batches

Regulatory guidance

Sample analysis & testing

Scientific and technological monitoring

Scientific report writing

Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)

Technical feasibility of process, product

Technology development

Technology evaluation / validation

Testing Services

Validation of processes, equipment, performance tests

Applied Research and Development

Concept validation

Design of Experiment

Laboratory/industrial/pilot scale prototyping

Performance monitoring and analysis

Process optimization

Product Design & Development

Provincial and federal grant proposal development

Report preparation on R&D results

Technology validation and transfer

Training

Corporate on-site & in-house training

Curriculum development

Design, development, and delivery of customized training

Interactive Workshop Sessions

Needs assessment and gap analysis

Qualitative & quantitative research

Skills assessment/Competency evaluation

Train the trainer

Training planning

Technology Diffusion

Customized technology demonstrations

Industry-specific events & symposia

Literature Review

Networking events

Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

Participation at trade shows & other venues with or on behalf of partners

Presentation of results at conferences

Publishing in Peer Reviewed Literature

Rental of space & equipment

Seminars and Workshops

Technical publications

Specialized Equipment Available

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS-Wood Chip Analysis

  • William chip file
  • Domtar chip file
  • Chip pile density analyzer
  • Chip furnace
  • Hydraulic press
  • Thomas Wiley Sprayer
  • Tyler Screen

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS-Wet Paste Analysis

  • Bauer-McNett fiber files (2)
  • FQA Hi-Res Fiber Analyzer
  • Sieves Somerville (2)
  • Pulmac Rejects Analyzer
  • PFI Laboratory Refiner
  • Labtech PFI Lab Refiner
  • Pile Valley
  • CSF Drainers (2)
  • Standard disintegrators (5)
  • Domtar Disintegrator
  • Dynamic drainage analyzer (Britt Jar)
  • Mutek DFS drainage analyzer
  • Mutek zeta potential analyzer
  • Stainless Steel Forms (7)
  • Labtech Semi-Automatic English Former
  • Sheetmetal presses (5)

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS- Paper and Board Analysis

  • Temperature and humidity controlled room
  • Oxygen permeability rate (MOCON OX-TRAN Model 2/22)
  • Water vapor permeability rate (MOCON PERMATRAN-W Model 3/34)
  • Thwing-Albert Micrometer
  • Mullen splitometer models A (1) and C Messmer (2)
  • Digital dechrometers Elmendorf Messmer (1) and Thwing-Albert (1)
  • Instron 5565 Rupturometer
  • Messmer Horizontal Rupturometer
  • Rupturometer (ZeroSpan) Pulmac Trouble Shooter
  • MIT bending strength
  • Gurley, PPS and Bendtsen Porosimeters
  • Sheffield, PPS and Bendtsen Rugosimeters
  • Static and dynamic friction coefficients TMI
  • Messmer Flat and Annular Compression
  • Technibrite Micro TB-1C Reflectometer
  • Color Touch Spectrophotometer
  • Thwing-Albert Vapometers (24)
  • Gluing Analyzers Hercules (HST) and Mutek (EST)
  • Concora Canning Machine
  • Taber Rigidimeter
  • Messmer Flexiometer
  • Neenah Expansimeter
  • Dennison Wax Test
  • Abrasion Taber
  • Optical Densitometer
  • STFI Compressometer
  • Scott Bond Internal Cohesion Analyzer
  • Beloit Defender

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS- Chemical and Environmental Analysis

  • Gas chromatograph with mass spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Solvent-accelerated extraction equipment
  • MP-AES Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer
  • TGA8000 – thermogravimetric analysis
  • CHNS – elementary analysis
  • Pyro-Pyro pyrolyser 5200
  • Parr 6400 Calorimeter
  • YSI 7100 MBS Sugar Analyzer
  • Dionex ASE 350 accelerated extraction device
  • Rapid Vertex Labconco Evaporator
  • Autoclave
  • Mütek ionic charge analyzer
  • Metrohm 660 Conductivity Meter
  • Viscosimeter
  • De-mineralization system
  • pH meters (4)
  • Ash furnaces (2) and ovens (3)
  • Heating and agitating plates
  • Centrifuge
  • HACH DR-6000 Spectrophotometer
  • HACH Reactor
  • YSI Oximeter
  • HACH 2100AN Turbidimeter
  • Fisher Incubator
  • Flotation tank with dissolved air
  • Orion gas detector

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS-Image Analysis and Microscopy

  • VISION 9000+ Instrument Kaptra
  • PAPRICAN Ink Scanner
  • Zeiss Microscopes (14)
  • Microtome slicer

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS-Rheology

  • Hi-Shear Kaltec Viscosimeter
  • Brookfield Viscosimeter
  • Kaltec AA-GWR Resensometer

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS-Gas Sampling System

  • 1 sampling console
  • 1 external pump for sampling console
  • 2 heated boxes
  • 2 3-foot probes
  • 2 sets of liner and glass nozzles
  • 2 sets of liner and stainless steel nozzles
  • 10 sets of glassware (bubblers)
  • Glassware for the analysis of dioxins and furans
  • Glassware for the analysis of NOx, SO2 and other
  • EPA-compliant sampling system

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS-Portable Gas Analyzer

  • Oxygen (O2) 0-25%
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) 0-20%
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) (1st interval) 0-2000 ppm
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) (2nd interval)

LABORATORY TESTS-Manufacture of Pulp

  • Refiner Sprout Waldron 12 in.
  • 2 “laboratory wheel.
  • Heaters: MK 6 liters (2) and 20 liters (2)
  • Wennberg Screen (0.012 “slots)
  • Sweco vibrating screen
  • Bock Centrifuge
  • Somerville Sieve and Paste Recovery Systems (2)

LABORATORY TESTS-Bleaching of Pulp

  • Quantum Mark IV Whitening Reagent
  • Thermostatic baths (5)
  • Sealing device for plastic bags

LABORATORY TESTS-Recycling and Deinking

  • Adirondack Formax 1800H High-Adhesive Triturator (2)
  • Adirondack Formax flotation unit
  • Voith Delta 25 flotation unit
  • Flotation column (100 mm dia.)

LABORATORY TESTS-Surface Treatment

  • RK Laboratory Coater
  • CLC 7000 Coating Machine
  • Grille Beloit Wheeler model 700

LABORATORY TESTS-Sheet Manufacturing

  • Stainless Steel Forms (7)
  • Semi-automatic sowing machines (1)
  • Forming presses (4)
  • Hot plates (7)

BIOREFINING EQUIPMENT-Mechanical Fragmentation

  • Disc crusher
  • Laboratory hammer mills
  • 2: 1 plug-in power supply
  • 4: 1 plug feeder

BIOREFINING EQUIPMENT-Reactive Fractionation

  • Pressurized reactor
  • Atmospheric Reactor
  • Hydrolyser
  • Steam cracker
  • Double screw extruder

BIOREFINING EQUIPMENT-Washing/Pressing

  • Screw press

BIOREFINING EQUIPMENT- Biomass Boiler

BIOREFINING EQUIPMENT- Roaster

PULPING EQUIPMENT-Mechanical Pulp

  • Chip file
  • Chip washer
  • Atmospheric impregnation system
  • Refining system

PULPING EQUIPMENT-Chemical Pulp

  • 6 liters washers
  • 20 liters washers

PULP TREATMENT EQUIPMENT-Triturator with High Consistency

  • Discharge / latency tank
  • High-density hydrocyclone
  • Pressurized screen
  • Flotation cells
  • Hydrocyclones for light contaminants
  • Conventional Hydrocyclones
  • Screening system
  • Drum Thickener
  • Screw press
  • High consistency mixer
  • Inclined screen
  • Dissolved Air Flotation Cell
  • Bleach system
  • Hydrocyclone test bench
  • Low consistency refiners

PULP TREATMENT EQUIPMENT- Innofibre’s Experimental PAPER MACHINE

  • Chemical Additives (online)
  • Approach system
  • Incoming box
  • Training table
  • Wet part analyzer
  • Presses
  • Drying
  • Calender
  • Switch
  • Winding machine
  • Winding machine
  • Control system (DCS)
  • Data archiving system (online)
  • Surface application system (on-line)

SLEEPING/CONTROLLED PILOT UNIT

  • Blade or bar coating station
  • Engraved roller coating station
  • Coating / laminating machine
  • Extruder
  • Humidification station
  • Infrared dryer
  • Hot air dryer
  • Online measuring system

SUPERCALANDER

THERMOFORMING PILOT UNIT

  • Suction system
  • Molding system
  • Blowing system
  • Transfer system
  • Heating system
  • Thermoforming system
  • Additive system
  • Mold cleaning system
  • Product discharge system