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Jim Thompson, executive editor and founder of PaperMoney (R), explores Thoreau’s dictum and its relevance to the pulp and paper industry in this week’s column.



Check it out today and share it with your friends across the world. PaperMoney ® can now be translated in-stream into 18 languages.
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Comments on Clariant's first-half 2008 results, especially regarding their paper chemicals business.
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In traditional paper making, nano-particle-based fillers, substituting for fibre, and combined with lower basis weights, are delivering significant savings to the industry. Also, wet end retention aids are another example of existing nanotechnology.
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Before taking the cards to be recycled you should check them and remove anything on the cards that cannot be recycled. If Devil's footprints of the greetings cards are musical cards, you should tear off any bits of metal before recycling the card. The paper mills also do not like cards with lots...
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Don't miss this week's edition of Nip Impressions (R). Jim Thompson continues his short series on modernizing the pulp and paper industry with a column on "Attitudes." To subscribe to Nip Impressions (R), go to www.nipimpressions.com and click on "Member Options" in the top navigation bar.
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Don Meadows, editor of PaperMoney (R), traces the origin of Starbucks' coffee cups in this interesting 15 Jul 08 editorial.



Also note that PaperMoney is now available in 18 languages. Recent additions include Dutch, Hindi, Norwegian, and Polish. Just click on either the "Trans" or "Lator"
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In this week's Nip Impressions (R), Jim Thompson talks about modern communications methods and their importance to the pulp and paper industry, probably their most reticent user.
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In the first issue of PaperMoney for July 2008, Jim Thompson talks about generating more electricity at pulp and paper mills and why this makes sense.
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Like everyone, I get a TON of junk mail. And despite my calls to company's telling them I want off their catalog mailing lists, I still get a lot of mail that goes straight into the recycling bin - incentive checks from credit cards, sale fliers, you know you get them too...
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You can collage all kinds of things onto your postcard … ticket stubs, photos, tissue paper, even little bits of fabric. Send some memories to a friend – just be sure to add 27 cents for postage!!
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Jim Thompson is exasperated over poorly conducted morning meetings. He offers suggestions on how they should be run.
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(South Africa) South African paper and pulp company Sappi is increasingly using biomass recovered from wood and bark waste instead of coal to generate thermal energy and steam to power operations at several of its mills.
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(USA) Newspapers are breaking records -- and it's not a good thing. A double-digit drop in newspaper ad revenue, the third consecutive year of declines, and record margin contraction makes this the industry's worst year ever. The newspaper industry's ad revenue is down 12 percent...
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Now, paper is back under the public eye in fuller force than ever because of its significant climate change footprint. “Paper is a tremendously resource-intensive product to produce,” explains project manager Victoria Mills, “and the decomposition of paper in landfills generates methane...
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(USA) The problems recyclers face with wastepaper are connected to the issues addressed by forest advocates, as well as to the difficulties confronted by those involved with industrial pollution from the paper industry...
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There are several features of these novel, alternative control tools which will give significant benefit when raw materials, processes and products are the subjects of microbiological QC.
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(USA) A variety of factors -- among them energy and transportation costs in the paper industry and the strength of the Canadian dollar versus the U.S. -- will make the commodity more expensive even in a very soft market.
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Laboratory technicians, operators and researchers of paper industry are very interested to apply microscopy into their analytical procedure. These methods, however, need time and patience when learning to explain the views on the preparates. Training is first needed to diagnose...
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