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RISI’s 2018 Top 50 Power List

GRAEME RODDEN & MARK RUSHTON Welcome to the 11th Top 50 Power List. For the first time, we feature an institution, rather than an individual, at the top of the list. There is no doubting the influence the Peoples’ Republic of China has had on the industry, dating back a couple of decades but intensifying recently, particularly with its ban ...

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Accessing Innovation: Partnering for Energy Projects

Cooperative funding strategies can make it possible for mill leaders to identify and support energy reduction opportunities and bring energy innovation into mills. JAN BOTTIGLIERI Saving energy means saving money. The problem: saving energy costs money, too. As a very energy-intensive industry, pulp and paper manufacturers may find it particularly challenging to identify and fund energy reduction projects. Fortunately, local, ...

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Practical Strategies to Reduce Pulp and Paper Mill Energy Use

Energy expert Dick Reese outlines the energy audit process and shares strategies identified by mills that have reached their energy reduction goals.   RICHARD REESE It is difficult to plan more than a couple of years out when it comes to energy sources. This leaves frustrated mill managers with one solution: use as little energy as possible. Using less energy ...

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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 Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper

DEREK MAHLBURG Healthy gains in packaging and tissue outweighed the slide in graphic paper demand in 2016, allowing global paper and paperboard demand to grow by 1 percent, or 3.9 million metric tons. This expansion is somewhat subdued relative to the past 15 years’ average growth rate of 1.5 percent per year, but it represents an improvement compared to the ...

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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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