November-December 2016

New ASPI Member: Strategy First Ltd. Oy

Strategy First is a strategic advisory and consulting firm providing services to investors, owners, and suppliers in paper and forest products industries worldwide. Strategy First serves a variety of clients in paper, packaging, pulp, and supplier industries, including raw materials, chemicals, machinery, renewable energy, engineering, and process automation. Company founder and CEO Asko Hyttinen formed Strategy First in 2010. Before ...

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WestRock Hosts 2016 Fall Customer Alignment Meeting

Every fall, the ASPI Customer Alignment meeting is hosted by a leading pulp, paper, or packaging company, which gives attendees the rare chance to network with their customers’ senior executives. At press time, WestRock was set to host the ninth ASPI 2016 Fall Customer Alignment meeting November 16-18, 2016, in Peachtree Corners, GA. Attendees will have the chance to learn ...

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Tissue 2017 Marks Exciting New Endeavor

SAMANTHA GEIER As each year comes to a close, we take time to reflect on our accomplishments and anticipate the new achievements to which we aspire. In addition to hosting several successful events in 2016, TAPPI has decided to embark on a new one next year: Tissue 2017. Since 2012, PaperCon has hosted the Tissue 360° Forum, a tissue industry-focused ...

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Interesting Developments in the Dissolving Pulp Market

ROD YOUNG In the past three years, significant changes have impacted the dissolving pulp market, and more can be expected in the next five years. RISI has just published Outlook for the Global Dissolving Pulp Market 2016, our third detailed study of this relatively small, but fascinating sector of the world pulp market. The study discusses major developments since the ...

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Beware the Enterprise Valuation Measure

TEDD POWERS Determining the value of a business requires an in-depth analysis of the current and future financial state of the company, along with a solid understanding of its markets and the specific environment in which it operates. As a certified valuation analyst, I was trained to measure the value of a firm based on three key areas: • Cash ...

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TJ Summaries

The papers summarized here are from the August 2016 and September 2016 issues of TAPPI Journal. TAPPI Journal is an online publication of relevant and timely peer-reviewed research delivered via email and free to all TAPPI members. To receive TAPPI Journal, join TAPPI at www.tappi.org. AUGUST FIBER SUPPLY Examination of the potential to reduce water application rates for hardwood pulp ...

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Best Practices for Wastewater Treatment and Management

VIPIN SUMANI AND THOMAS S. SEGULJIC The pulp and paper industry is one of the heaviest users of water in the US, using almost 15,000 gallons of water per ton of finished product. With water used in nearly every step of the production process, the large volumes of wastewater and residual sludge waste present treatment, discharge and disposal issues. Coupled ...

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The Next-Generation QCS

New scanning sensors, soft sensors, open-ended multivariable control, and the first steps to integration with web inspection are expanding the definition of quality control. MARK WILLIAMSON It’s been almost 50 years since the first computer-based paper machine quality control systems hit the market. Over the intervening years, a lot has happened to advance the scope and effectiveness of the measurement ...

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PPI Awards Finalists for 2016

The PPI Awards are the only global awards recognizing and celebrating achievement in the pulp and paper industry. MARK RUSHTON The PPI Awards competition is now in its eighth year, and in that short space of time the event has become one of the most important dates on the pulp and paper calendar. This year, industry professionals from all over ...

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Iggesund Converts Energy Savings to Income

MARTY KOEPENICK Known for making Incada premium folding boxboard, powered by steam and power solely from its biofuel boiler since 2013, Iggesund Workington also has a passion for reducing energy consumption. “Every time we use less energy in the mill, we have more to sell onto the UK national grid,” says Ian Black, head of pulp and power. “That’s why ...

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