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Leading our Industry

2018 TAPPI/PIMA Awards  BY JAN BOTTIGLIERI Each year, Paper360° is honored to showcase members of our industry who lead by example—in their service to others, their exemplary management, or their remarkable contributions to helping our industry innovate and grow. Here, you’ll meet the winners of the TAPPI/PIMA national-level awards—the association’s highest honors—as well as those receiving awards from several TAPPI ...

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Global Trade in Pulp and Paper

TEDD POWERS, FISHER INTERNATIONAL Global trade is one of the most important issues in the pulp and paper industry. While trade is a great opportunity for some, it is a great threat to others. In some regions, domestic producers worry about the impact imports will have on the profitability of their markets. For others, finding new customers beyond their borders ...

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Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print

the bottom line| USER STUDY Global Study: Most People Highly Value Paper and Print Recently commissioned by Two Sides, this consumer survey reports global attitudes toward paper and print, as well as toward corporate environmental claims. PHIL RIEBEL, ET. AL.       For the paper and print industries, global markets and consumer preferences remain widely diverse and difficult to ...

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Blower Technology Proves Its Worth

techlink| DRYING Blower Technology Proves Its Worth Vacuum systems play a central role in the paper production process, but new technologies are giving papermakers more choices regarding the type of system to use. Paper manufacturers can realize numerous benefits from blower technology compared to traditional vacuum generation using water ring air pumps, according to MAN Diesel & Turbo, maker of ...

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Failure Isn’t Just an Option —It’s Unavoidable

techlink| MAINTENANCE Failure Isn’t Just an Option —It’s Unavoidable In Part 2 of this 2-part series, we look at how to use the P-F Curve to determine the point of functional failure. JAY SHELLOGG In Part 1 (which appeared in the March/April issue of Paper360°) we looked at changing our worldview about what defines failure. I explained the concept of ...

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Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders

trendspotting|MANAGEMENT Suppliers Reach Out to Mill Leaders To find out how an organization ticks, talk to its leaders. Better yet, get its leaders to talk to you. This philosophy was put into practice at the recent Spring Meeting of the Association of Suppliers to the Paper Industry (ASPI) held in Sarasota, FL. Management-level speakers from pulp, paper, and packaging companies ...

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An Ode to Small

trendspotting | MANAGEMENT An Ode to Small  A bold management decision in 2013 has revitalized Turners Falls Paper.  GRAEME RODDEN   Find a niche, be the best at what you do, serve your customers like no others, be quick to respond to evolving markets. How does a small papermaker survive, and thrive, in this era of declining demand—especially when one’ ...

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