Innofibre - Center for the Innovation of Cellulosic Products
(Innofibre)

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières, QC

ABOUT Innofibre

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.


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innofibre.ca

3351 boulevard des Forges, C.P.97, Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5E6

Services offered in: English and French

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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

  1. Pulp, paper, cardboard and thermoformed fibers
  2. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomasses
  3. Bio-refining and thermochemical conversion (biochar)
  4. Development of processes and treatments
  5. Development of special paper products, custom-made
  6. Bioactive paper products

TECHNOLOGY SECTORS

  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Agriculture
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Clean Technology
  5. Energy
  6. Environmental Technology
  7. Food Innovation
  8. Natural Resources

EQUIPMENT AND LABS

Equipment

ANALYTICAL APPARATUS

Wood Chip analysis
William chip file
Domtar chip file
Chip pile density analyzer
Chip furnace
Hydraulic press
Thomas Wiley Sprayer
Tyler Screen
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)
Paper and board analyzes
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
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
M├╝tek 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
Image analysis and microscopy
VISION 9000+ Instrument Kaptra
PAPRICAN Ink Scanner
Zeiss Microscopes (14)
Microtome slicer
Rheology
Hi-Shear Kaltec Viscosimeter
Brookfield Viscosimeter
Kaltec AA-GWR Resensometer
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
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)
Bleaching of pulp
Quantum Mark IV Whitening Reagent
Thermostatic baths (5)
Sealing device for plastic bags
Recycling and deinking
Adirondack Formax 1800H High-Adhesive Triturator (2)
Adirondack Formax flotation unit
Voith Delta 25 flotation unit
Flotation column (100 mm dia.)
Surface treatment
RK Laboratory Coater
CLC 7000 Coating Machine
Grille Beloit Wheeler model 700
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
Reactive fractionation
Pressurized reactor
Atmospheric Reactor
Hydrolyser
Steam cracker
Double screw extruder
Washing / Pressing
Screw press
Biomass boiler
Roaster

PULPING EQUIPMENT

Mechanical pulp
Chip file
Chip washer
Atmospheric impregnation system
Refining system
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
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