September-October 2016

Paper Schools: Forging the Future

Leaders at nine US universities weigh in on partnerships, innovation, and current research. COMPILED BY JON KERR, EDITED BY JAN BOTTIGLIERI James Bond wouldn’t be James Bond without his cool gadgets—the cutting-edge tools that keep the bad guys guessing. Of course, the movies never show us how Q develops those amazing technologies. Our guess is that Q has graduate students. ...

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RBI: Transforming to Meet the Industry’s Research Needs

This resilient research organization, founded in 1929 between two World Wars and amid a stock market crash, has been serving the pulp and paper industry for nearly 90 years. TEXT AND PHOTOS BY GLENN OSTLE As executive director of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Norman F. Marsolan, Ph.D., is proud of what his ...

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Agenda 2020 Launches ‘Roadmaps’ to Efficiency, Sustainability, and New Product Goals

KATHLEEN M. BENNETT “Excellent—we have detailed, action-focused roadmaps. Time to take a road trip!” That was Kapstone’s Fritz Paulsen, chair of Agenda 2020, celebrating the release last spring of five technology pathways to increased sustainability and efficiency in pulp and paper manufacture and to new opportunities in cellulosic nanomaterials. At the time, Paulsen and Agenda 2020 Executive Director David Turpin ...

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R&D in the Pulp and Paper Industry: To Innovate, Cooperate

The scientific method hasn’t much changed in hundreds of years—yet in the pulp and paper industry, the method of actually getting science done has changed significantly in the past decade or two alone. Beth Cormier has spent 30 years in the paper industry, most in a research and development capacity; she is now vice president-R&D, innovation for Sappi North America. ...

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Over the Wire

…in case you missed it in TAPPI’s weekly electronic newsletter The GLAMorous Life During a recent visit to TAPPI headquarters, Editor Emeritus Glenn Ostle received an unexpected gift: a framed enlargement of a very special issue of Paper360°. The commemorative cover was created by TAPPI publications staff to honor Glenn’s 10-year stint as editorial director, as well as to convey ...

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