FPInnovations Selects Technidyne as Licensee of Macrostickies Technology

Technidyne will manufacture, sell and service FPInnovations' technology worldwide

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, Aug. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - FPInnovations is pleased to announce its recent license agreement with Technidyne Corporation. This license agreement will enable Technidyne to bring FPInnovations' new macrostickies measurement technology, FPAutoSpeck(TM), to the worldwide Pulp and Paper Industry. The FPAutoSpeck(TM) is a fully automated analyzer that determines light and heavy macrostickies in recycled pulp using image analysis. This technology is the first in the world to provide, real-time feedback since the FPAutoSpeck(TM) automatically counts and categorizes macrocontaminants from up to four different process lines. Whether the unit is operated in the manual mode for the survey of contaminants in the mill or in the automatic mode for control, it saves time and money by providing immediate feedback to operators when evaluating incoming stock, screening, and chemical processes. Technidyne will provide installation, training, instrument repair, parts sales, preventative maintenance and 24-hour customer support.

"I am proud of Technidyne's accomplishments, which led FPInnovations to select us as the licensee of choice for this innovative technology", said Todd Popson, Chief Executive Officer for Technidyne. "FPInnovations is known for their sound leading-edge technologies and I trust my team to manufacture and carry out FPAutospeck successfully throughout the world's pulp and paper industry."

"We are very confident that this new collaboration with Technidyne will provide a cost-competitive advantage to the Pulp and Paper Industry", says Chris Kanters, National Director, Intellectual Property, Contracts and Licensing for FPInnovations. "Our research programs are driven by the high-priority technical issues of the industry such as product quality, innovation and value, cost competitiveness, environment and sustainability. Also, we are continually striving for results-oriented services for the forest sector."

FPInnovations will be presenting research and application information on the FPAutoSpeck(TM) technology at the upcoming TAPPI PEERS Conference in Norfolk, VA October 17-20, 2010. Technidyne will be exhibiting the FPAutoSpeck(TM) in Booth #5.

Technidyne Corporation, New Albany, Indiana, USA is a world leader in providing quality control equipment to the Paper Industry. Founded in 1974, the company specializes in laboratory test equipment including the automated paper test system, PROFILE/Plus(TM), and color spectrophotometer, Color Touch(TM). Since its first international shipment to Spain in 1979, Technidyne has shipped products into 55 countries outside of the United States. A sister company, Technidyne Inc. in Canada and a network of independent sales and service agents and distributors in over 30 other countries assist Technidyne in providing equipment to the worldwide Paper Industry.

FPInnovations, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada is Canada's leading not-for-profit forest products research institute which performs research, technical services and technology transfer activities relating to wood harvesting, wood products, pulp and paper, nanotechnology and bio-energy and chemical production. FPInnovations' staff numbers approximately 550. Its research laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit: www.fpinnovations.ca.

SOURCE FPInnovations

For further information: For further information: For Technidyne: Tom Crawford, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, 812 948-2884, tomc@technidyne.com; For FPInnovations: Nathalie Guilbault, Director, Corporate Communications, 514 630-4124, nathalie.guilbault@fpinnovations.ca


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