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Paper360 – March/April 2018

Start reading this issue now! Your digital edition of Paper360, March/April 2018 is available now. Clicking on the Table of Contents will deliver you directly to that page of your issue. Thank you for reading! Setpoint Over the Wire The Importance of Safety Training Data & Decision Making RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts Buckman’s Junai ...

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Get Out There

    Jan Bottiglieri jbottiglieri@tappi.org It’s probably late-January as you read this—because I am assuming that, when the new issue of Paper360° arrives, you immediately open it and begin reading.* January seems like a perfect time for “staying in.” At home this may mean a warm fireplace and a movie. At work it may mean hours bent over a snowy-white ...

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Good Chemistry

Jan Bottiglieri jbottiglieri@tappi.org At some point in my childhood, I became fascinated with the periodic table. I liked the friendly way it looked, as if each square were a nametag showing its element’s one- or two-letter nickname. It was ordered, but not symmetrical, which appealed to both sides of my brain. I remember staring at that table, trying to learn ...

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The Movers and Shakers

Jan Bottiglieri jbottiglieri@tappi.org As you probably inferred from the big red logo on the cover, this magazine is called Paper360°. I think it’s a great moniker because in one short phrase it gets to the heart of the publication’s mission: to give readers a full-circle view of the industry, its people, and some of the critical topics affecting readers each ...

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Eureka Moment

Jan Bottiglieri | jbottiglieri@tappi.org It’s a common trope in movies: the image of a solitary scientist bent over a microscope or workbench, or swirling some mysterious liquid in a graduated flask, working alone into the wee hours of night while the rest of us sleep unencumbered by the mantle of genius. And Greek engineer-philosopher Archimedes was probably alone when he ...

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Paper People

Many years ago I took a trip abroad with my oldest friend, Lisa. It was a group trip and, as happens on group trips, the first night at the hotel my friend and I were seated at a banquet table with eight or 10 other travelers; we were from all walks of life and all parts of America, and we ...

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What Will We Build Tomorrow?

Jan Bottiglieri jbottiglieri@tappi.org Abundant. Available. Infinitely versatile. A polymer with bonds that can be super-strong or fragile, depending on the structure; not soluble in water, but able to be broken into its component parts when the need arises. Did I mention “abundant”? In some environments, this stuff is EVERYWHERE: the sofa cushions, the kitchen table, the carpet, the dog’s dish… ...

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Let’s Work Together

Jan Bottiglieri jbottiglieri@tappi.org As of press time for this column, Puerto Rico is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Maria. Early estimates for the cost of the damage to the US South and Southeast from hurricanes Harvey and Irma range over US$100 billion. Images from the aftermath of these storms show the devastating effects that they’ve had on the ...

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Follow the Leaders

 setpoint Follow the Leaders   jbottiglieri@tappi.org As children, I’m sure most of us played the game “ Follow the Leader,” tramping around the yard (or skipping, jumping, or climbing as the “ leader” saw fit) and hoping that the kid in charge didn’t march us all into a puddle just for fun. Ah, for those simpler times when the worst ...

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