The Radisson Blu Hotel in Brussels was the scene of much celebrating recently when some the top pulp and paper companies and individuals working in the industry picked up awards for outstanding achievements. The PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry, and are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the sector.
The winners were:
Bio Strategy of the Year AwardRead more
Industrial manufacturing faces an increasingly competitive environment. Companies are looking for opportunities to reduce production costs without impacting on their productivity or the quality of the end product. One of the most effective methods is to concentrate on energy efficiency. This will also have additional benefits in terms of improving green credentials.
Saku Vanhala, Product Portfolio Manager, Pumps and Agitators, at Sulzer, examines how the energy efficiency of pumping systems can be improved, especially in regard to the pulp and paper industry.Read more
Welcome to the ninth edition of the RISI Power List. As per usual, some familiar names join (or rejoin) the list while others drop off and some new names make their debut. Another very familiar (and polarizing) name makes a first appearance and depending on how things go in November, he may repeat.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC , 19 October 2015 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama's proclamation recognizing National Forest Products Week.Read more
FRANKFURT, Germany, (Press Release) - The best practice guide, ‘Optimised Paper Handling and Logistics' will shortly be released in an Alpha version for open industry comment. The review process will ensure the final publication delivers a comprehensive and complete guide to best practices across the entire paper supply and process chain.Read more
BRUSSELS, 16 September 2015 (RISI) - A mounting migrant crisis involving a growing influx of refugees to Europe and subsequent border control issues has caused pulp and paper (P&P) industry players in the southeastern part of the continent to make adjustments to their logistical operations, especially in Austria, Hungary and the Balkans.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, 11 September 2015 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Legislation was unveiled this week that would increase the weight limit for US trucks to 91,000 lbs and require a sixth axle, the American Forest & Paper Association reported.
The author of the Safe, Flexible and Efficient Trucking Act is Rep. Reid Ribble, R-WI.
"The transportation crisis in America is severe," said AF&PA pres/CEO Donna Harman in a release this week.Read more
Valmet has launched a new and intuitive roll cover online tool in April 2015. This interactive application enables users to locate and select the correct roll cover for any paper, board or tissue production line roll positions, as well as for pulp drying machines.Read more