Survey respondents from pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturers around the world identified Nalco as their most preferred supplier of programs to treat mill boiler and steam systems by more than two to one over the next supplier. In preferences for programs to treat cooling systems Nalco's score was nearly double the next best supplier. Nalco was also the most preferred supplier of retention and drainage aids used in the wet end of the papermaking process.
"We are gratified to receive this recognition within the pulp and papermaking industry," said Brent Carpenter, Nalco Strategic Business Leader for Paper Services. "The survey also showed strong industry support for the kind of sustainability services Nalco provides to help customers reduce water and energy consumption, use less virgin fiber and improve end-product quality."
There were more than 600 responses to the annual survey conducted by PPI publisher RISI. Nearly four out of five said sustainability was Important or Very Important to their job. Respondents gave their feedback on more than two dozen areas affecting production including various types of equipment, chemicals and services.
RISI is an information provider for the global forest products industry including the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries.
A similar survey by Paper 360 Degrees magazine also named Nalco a preferred chemical supplier to papermakers.