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(Sweden) The Metso supplied PM 12 at Stora Enso Kvarnsveden mill in Sweden has improved the world speed record of SC paper production. The machine reached a 24-hour record of 1,926 m/min on January 21st. The top speed achieved during the period was amazing 2,009 m/min...
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(USA) Two teams from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have won first and second place in Paperboard Packaging Alliance's 2008 Student Design Challenge. This is the third consecutive year that FIT has taken top spots in the competition...
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(Sweden) The 2008 Alf de Ruvo scholarship was awarded to Malin Bergenstråhle and Stefan Lindström. Malin Bergenstråhle, Stockholm, received the scholarship for her research involving important contributions to the development of cellulose composites...
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(USA) Congratulations to TAPPI’s new Board of Directors: Dr. Gary M. Scott (SUNY), Davide R. Friedman (General Mills) and Thomas E. Rodencal (Consultant). Elected to begin their three year terms in March 2009, they will join Jeffrey J. Siegel (Mica Corporation) and Norman F. Marsola...
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(Belgium) RISI has announced that Norske Skog's CEO and President, Christian Rynning-Tonnesen, has been selected as European CEO of the Year for the pulp and paper industry. Rynning-Tonnesen will be presented with the award at RISI's 11th European Pulp & Paper Outlook Conference in Berlin, Germany.
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(Canada) The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced a Government of Canada investment of over $2.8 million toward the development and commercialization of world leading Canadian bio-energy technologies...
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(USA) Not many students look into the paper science major because they might not understand the benefits and security that paper products have for us today. Not only does University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offer the major to interested students...
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(USA) From its humble start in 1873 as the Napanee Paper Company, Strathcona Paper has built a business on the strong foundations of continuous upgrades, modernization, research, industry leading environmental practices and capital investment...
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(Philippines) The flesh and seeds make up around 60 percent of the fruit, while the husk or skin which is generally considered waste material represents 40 percent or 21,880 metric tons. Hence, every year, we are producing around 22,000 metric tons of durian husk, which usually...
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(USA) In another sign of a groundswell occurring in the United States to the relentless dumping of multiple, useless paper phone books by telecom companies, a state legislator in Minnesota has introduced a bill to make receiving a paper phone book optional.
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(UK/USA) History was made yesterday (14th January) when full video conference of lay union reps and full time officials of the global union Workers Uniting, covering the pulp, paper and packaging sector took place in London, UK, Pittsburgh, Ohio and Menasah, Wisconsin, USA.
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(Canada) The entropic deconstruction of the Barber Mill by nature and nurture (or lack thereof) places the observer at odds; at a certain point, one is bearing witness to beautiful decay, and from another point, given everything we've said, it is an observation of loss...
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(Canada) The man dubbed ”Canada's Hugo Chavez” is in the hot seat again. Danny Williams, the Progressive Conservative premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, a sparsely populated province on the Atlantic coast, recently expropriated the assets of a paper mill, AbitibiBowater...
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(USA) Paper has always played an important role in history. A World Series ticket, a playbill from an award-winning Broadway show, or a newspaper heralding a significant event like NASA's first moonwalk have had special meaning for many...
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(Canada) A series of meetings is being organized over the next two weeks for members of the CEP and IBEW who will be affected by the closure of the AbitibiBowater newsprint mill in Grand Falls - Windsor at the end of March.
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(UK) The UK's National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM) has announced Portucel Soporcel, a European manufacturer of uncoated fine paper, as its latest sponsor to join the growing number of industry organizations that have committed their support to ‘Two Sides’...
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(Indonesia) The Forestry Ministry will allow pulp and paper industries to use wood from natural forests if supply from timber estates (HTI) is not available due to their development problems in the past two years...
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(Argentina/Uruguay) Uruguayan author Raul Vallarino uses his new novel, "Los sueños del delantero centro" (Dreams of a Striker), to poke fun at Argentine demonstrators protesting a paper mill on the river that separates these two South American countries.
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(USA) Over 30 employers and educational facilities will be at the Job Fair and Education Expo presented by the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance for the former International Paper employees...
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(USA) The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has announced it has awarded $50,000 to the United Way of Lewis County to support relief and rebuilding efforts in areas of the county affected by the recent storms and flooding.
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