Bioenergy

Walter Schalka: RISI’s Four-time Latin American CEO of the Year

The merger between Suzano and Fibria dominates, but Schalka looks beyond. MARINA FALEIROS Walter Schalka, CEO of giant pulp and paper producer Suzano, has been named RISI’s Latin American CEO of the Year for the fourth consecutive time. Schalka was cited by several market analysts as a key player in the merger process between Suzano and Fibria, one of the ...

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UPM: The Forest Forerunner

The path to continuous innovation cannot be travelled alone; “co-creation” is a must. GRAEME RODDEN Although still the world’s largest producer of graphic papers, Finland’s UPM is perhaps now known more for its development of innovative bio-based products derived from wood biomass. Thus, UPM has become UPM—The Biofore Company. During a press tour of Finland organized by the Finnish Pulp ...

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Review of Industrial Ozone Bleaching Practices

ALEXIS MÉTAIS AND EMIL GERMER Ozone is used worldwide on every continent—in ECF bleaching and TCF bleaching, on kraft and sulfite pulps, on hardwood and softwood pulps, and for pulp grades used in all sorts of end products such as tissue, printing and writing paper, viscose, and more. Four ozone bleaching facilities are set to start in 2018 and two ...

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Innovation Continues Apace in Finland

GRAEME RODDEN Innovation in the Finnish pulp and paper technology sector is alive and well. This was amply demonstrated during an editors’ tour organized by the Finland Pulp and Paper Technology (PPT) group. This tour usually takes place every two or three years, and the 2018 edition was as full as its predecessors, with 15 visits to producers, suppliers, and ...

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CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability

ROBERT RYAN Innovation, sustainability and megatrends… these were key themes at the China International Paper Technology Exhibition and Conference (CIPTE). The three-day trade show and seminar program was held in Shenzhen, China, in September 2017, and attracted machinery and automation vendors, chemicals and consumables suppliers, papermakers, and industry experts from across China and overseas. Sustainability was the focus of the ...

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Sustainability as Business Leverage

In a dictionary, the word “sustainability” includes two definitions: the ability to be maintained at a steady rate, and the conservation of natural resources for ecological balance. There is perhaps no arena where these two ideas overlap more than they do in tissue production. The tissue industry is global in scale, resource intensive, consumer-oriented, and high volume—all areas where, no ...

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