Papertech Partners with Honeywell

HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2019 — Honeywell today announced its collaboration with Papertech to develop and market TotalVision, a connected, camera-based detection system for the flat sheet industries. The system enables customers to identify and resolve defects on the production line, improving quality and efficiency. The fully integrated total quality control solution is designed for flat sheet and film processes in which surface detection and production break monitoring capabilities are critical for competitive success. This new solution is designed for paper, pulp, tissue, board, extruded film, calendaring, lithium-ion battery, copper and aluminium foil producers. Read the complete news release at this link:

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Facts on Paper

It’s long been a tradition to footnote personal emails with quotes, personal musings, or statements that reflect your views. It’s an easy way to put your message out for consumption without getting too detailed. These days tweets have taken this to the next level, sometimes several levels too many. Some of the first email tags were environmental, everyone remembers this one

“Please consider the environment before printing this email”

This appeared quite a while back during the “paperless office” campaigns back in the 90s. The idea being that by reducing paper use in favor of electronic communications, we are saving trees. Many years later the online world has expanded beyond anything people could have imagined, bringing with it new information about the evolution of the paper and digital industries.

The folks at have put together a collection of myth-busting facts about the paper industry that we thought you might find interesting. Please visit their site to learn more.

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PaperCon up Next

Following a successful event at Tissue World Miami, Papertech and our IBS paper Performance Group partners now travel to Charlotte, NC for PaperCon 2018. Please visit us at booth #429 to learn more about the products and services offered by IBS and Papertech. For a preview of who will be in attendance, please visit our website.

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Papertech at Tissue World Miami

Tissue World MiamiTissue World Miami begins next week and Papertech will be exhibiting at booth #L-620 with our North American  IBS Paper Performance partners including:

James Ross Ltd.
IBS America, Chesapeake
JUD Products
Tranphase Technology Ltd.
PMS Rubynozzle

We encourage you to come by our new booth and learn more about the wide range of products the IBS Paper Performance Group provides to the Paper and Tissue industries. For more information on IBS in North America, please visit our website at

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Holmen Paper, Braviken, Sweden purchases TotalVision™ WebInspector® WIS upgrade for PM53

Papertech European Business Manager Seppo Toivonen with Ms. Elin Björkholm from Holmen Paper Braviken

Vancouver, Canada (16 January 2018) – Papertech Inc. has entered into an agreement with Holmen Paper AB to deliver a new TotalVision WebInspector® WIS system to their Braviken Paper mill in Norrköping, Sweden. Papertech’s European Business Manager, Mr. Seppo Toivonen, was on hand January 8th to sign the purchase agreement with Ms. Elin Björkholm from the Finance and Purchasing office at the Braviken mill.

The WebInspector web inspection system (WIS) will be installed on the mill’s PM53, which is Holmen Paper’s flagship paper machine. PM53 is 9000 mm wide and produces SC and various specialty printing grades at up to 1900 m/min. The WebInspector® WIS will upgrade the existing Cognex (Ametek) SmartView WIS. The new WIS will be integrated with the existing Papertech WebVision® web monitoring system (WMS). The resulting TotalVision fully integrated WMS + WIS system will offer accurate defect root cause analysis right to the wet-end. This will allow defect causes to be eliminated and overall machine efficiency and product quality to be further improved.

Also included in the TotalVision supply will be Papertech’s AccuStop stop-on-defect winder automation system for the two slitter winders, RM5 and RM6. Furthermore, full width formation and dirt count analysis is included to continuously monitor the Formation Index and Dirt Count to ensure product quality is optimized. All analysis data will be transmitted to the millwide MOPS management system.

About Holmen Paper: Holmen is a forest industry group that manufactures paperboard, paper and wood products and runs forestry and energy production operations. The company’s extensive forest holdings and its high proportion of energy production are strategically important resources for its future growth. The average number of employees during 2016 was 2 989. Holmen’s business concept is to develop and run profitable business within three product-oriented business areas for paperboard, paper and wood products as well as two raw material-oriented business areas for forest and renewable energy. Europe is the key market

About Papertech Inc.: The global industry-leading machine vision system supplier for a range of web based production lines. There are now over 1100 TotalVision installations in 41 countries. Papertech’s unified TotalVision platform, combining event capturing (WMS) and web inspection (WIS) into a single, easy-to-use, non-proprietary platform, helps paper, tissue, board and pulp producers around the world optimize their paper quality and production efficiency.

Papertech is now part of the IBS Paper Performance Group, a company with an over 50 year history in delivering papermakers a full range of proven machine efficiency and product quality optimization solutions. IBS has been growing rapidly and now employs over 700.
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Papertech headquarters

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

That particular camera view is from our new building. On Friday, October 13th Papertech moved into our new head office and manufacturing facility on the North Shore of Vancouver overlooking Burrard Inlet. All take down and set-up was completed over the weekend and we were up and running Monday morning. The new state of the art building will provide much needed manufacturing space for our TotalVision camera systems.

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TotalVision Training Abroad


Papertech CEO Kari Hilden was recently in China providing local IBS personel with training on our TotalVision systems. Papertech will continue to provide training and orientation for our IBS partners to help them promote Papertech’s TotalVision camera systems as part of the IBS Paper Performance Group. For more information on this and other training programs, visit our training page.

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Papertech Begins Construction on New Head Office

North Vancouver export company Papertech, broke ground on a new office and warehouse building at 217/219 East 1st Street on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016. The company, founded in 1992 by Kari and Darlene Hilden out of their garage in West Vancouver, has grown over the past 25 years into an international company employing a local staff of 38 and many more worldwide. The company has been developing innovative camera vision systems for web and steel-based production lines, resulting in annual revenues of $15/million and a global roster of clients spanning 38 countries.

It has been a long-standing dream of owners Kari and Darlene Hilden to own their own building as they have outgrown their current lease and require more space for production. “This new building will be a perfect fit,” says Ms. Hilden. “It will be a larger facility designed to meet our needs and we can remain on the North Shore.”

Hilden says she paid top dollar to remain on the North Shore because she is committed to the area, having developed deep roots, living and working here over the years. “It’s just such a great place to live and work,” she says. “But we are designing it to suit our needs and although it’s expensive, at least now it’s going into our pockets.”

The new building, developed by PC Urban, will increase the square footage by 30%, and feature big windows to allow natural light into the warehouse facility. Employees will also enjoy a more pleasant work environment with air conditioning and showers for those who bike to work.

Another highlight of the new building is location. Although not far from their current building, the new Papertech office has a water view, and is within walking distance of Lonsdale Quay and the hotel that services clients that come in for training. There’s also a park across the street. “It’s an industrial area that needs a pick me up,” says Darlene. “We’ll be one of the newer buildings on that street.”

Last year at the BC Export Awards, Papertech won first prize in the Advancing Technology and Innovation category. Hosted by HSBC and sponsored by the government of BC and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers’ & Exporters, these awards recognize the commitment to local manufacturing and innovation made by all nominated companies for their valuable contribution to the BC economy.

Papertech expects to move into the new office and warehouse space next summer.

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Papertech Joins Forces with IBS Paper Performance Group


Papertech Inc. (Papertech) and IBS Paper Performance Group (IBS) are pleased to announce that IBS has acquired all of Papertech in a cash/share transaction effective May 24th, 2016.  IBS has been in business over 50 years, have an excellent reputation in the paper industry, are represented throughout the world, have over 700 employees, have good synergy with our technology, and most importantly have shown that they preserve the acquired companies culture and independence.

IBS has been growing rapidly and acquired many companies over the last couple of years (PMS, Transphase, JUD, James Ross, etc). Through these acquisitions, they have a proven record of retaining the original company’s identity, personnel and growing the business into the future.

“We were looking for a partner that could take Papertech to the next level of growth and business success while preserving the exceptional TotalVision products and services”, said Kari Hilden, President and CEO of Papertech Inc.  He went on to say “IBS’ global reach, innovative product line and sales engine are the perfect complement to enable Papertech to grow to the next level.”

“We were impressed by Papertech’s growth and business results over the past several years as well as its service-first team and we anticipate a strong and positive response to this merger”, said Klaus Bartelmuss, President & CEO of IBS Paper Performance Group.

About Papertech Inc.

Papertech Inc. is the industry leading machine vision system supplier for various high speed continuous production lines in paper, pulp, tissue, steel, nonwoven, etc. industries. There are now over 1000 TotalVision™ installations in 38 countries. Papertech’s unified TotalVision™ platform, combining WebVision® event capturing (WMS) and WebInspector® web inspection (WIS), helps papermakers, tissue producers and other high speed manufacturing lines around the world optimize product quality and production efficiency.


IBS PAPER PERFORMANCE GROUP is now 50 years dedicated to the pulp and paper, non-woven and tissue industry. 16 locations all over the world give our customers the guarantee of best available products and service in our industry.  IBS PAPER PERFORMANCE GROUP is a 100 % family owned with the next generation already starting to continue according our well proven philosophy focusing highest possible quality of products supported by our highly qualified and loyal employees and management. Over 700 people are presently within the IBS PAPER PERFORMANCE GROUP and its different locations. Our focus is a solid and healthy growth in our business with the target being a world market leader with our special products.

We are proud to welcome Papertech as a new member of the IBS PAPER PERFORMANCE GROUP and we will make sure that the well-known name PAPERTECH with its excellent reputation will remain and grow into a successful future.



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