May-June 2017

Reinventing Varkaus

millwise| CONVERSION Reinventing Varkaus In 2015, Stora Enso invested EUR 110 million to reinvent its Varkaus fine paper mill in a bid to gain market share. The result is a first-class packaging facility. When you visit Stora Enso Varkaus, Finland—the location of BM 3, a new 390,000 tpy virgin-fiber-based brown and white top containerboard machine—you know you are in a ...

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Executive Council Breaths New Life into Young Professionals Division

in touch|TAPPI NEWS Executive Council Breaths New Life into Young Professionals Division SAMANTHA GEIER    Someone once said that youth is wasted on the young, but they never met the inspiring group that forms the TAPPI Young Professionals Division Executive Council (YPEC). This dedicated trio of professionals—Josh Reich, Greif Inc., YP division chair; Sudip Neupane, WestRock, division vice chair; and ...

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The Changing World of OCC

the bottom line| OCC MARKETS The Changing World of OCC ILKKA KUUSISTO   Old corrugated containers (OCC) are the main fiber raw material for corrugating materials, brown boxes used mainly for transport packaging. This market is growing globally, but it is also changing. This article looks at some of these changes and what they mean to the paper industry. For ...

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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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TJ SUMMARIES

techlink| INSIDE TJ SUMMARIES The papers summarized here are from the February 2017 issue of TAPPI Journal and the March 2017 issue, featuring special content on lignin valorization. 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. FEBRUARY | NONWOOD ...

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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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TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors

millwise| SAFETY TAPPISAFE Offers Solid Benefits for Mills, Contractors This innovative orientation program helps improve mill safety while reducing costs and increasing confidence.   Every mill has unique challenges and processes. Yet all have the same goal: that everyone at the facility each day starts work safe, remains safe, and gets home safe. Effective safety orientation is a critical component ...

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RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year

millwise| CEO OF THE YEAR: ASIA RISI’s Asian CEO of the Year An interview with Cheung Yan, chairwoman of Nine Dragons Paper SHAW N WANG After 20 years of fast and steady development, Nine Dragons Paper Group is now the world’s largest recycled-based paper manufacturing group. Much of the credit goes to its chairwoman, Cheung Yan. RISI has named Cheung ...

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Making a Difference

trendspotting| AWARDS Making a Difference 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Awards JAN BOTTIGLIERI      There may be no feeling more satisfying than knowing our efforts have improved the professional lives of our peers and colleagues. Once again, Paper360° is pleased to showcase members of our industry who have done exactly that. The individuals featured here include the winners of the TAPPI/PIMA national-level ...

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