Magazines - Pulp & Paper International (PPI) - July 2011

Pulp & Paper International (PPI)
July 2011
Regaining control

By Graeme Rodden, Executive Editor, Pulp & Paper International magazine


Green Bay Packaging (Green Bay, WI) recently found itself in a situation familiar to many mills. Its automation systems were ageing (20 years plus) and different components had been acquired from various suppliers. This made it increasingly difficult to operate and troubleshoot not to mention the problem...  Read More


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  • Essential expertise for water
    - By Brian P. Duffy, Sr., Industry Development Manager - Board & Packaging Grades; Steven C. Hoefs, Sr. Industry Development Manager Paper - Water, Waste & Air, Nalco, Naperville, IL

    The issue of mill closure, or water optimization, is a common concern globally throughout the pulp and paper industry. While it is the case that most mills have accomplished some degree of closure, some mills practice water optimization either to comply with existing government regulations, or because... Read More

  • reduce, reuse and recycle
    - By Andrew Denasiewicz, manager, business development; Joshua McCarty, specialist, business development, Pulp & Paper, Siemens Industry, Alpharetta

    If the US pulp and paper industry would implement water reuse and recycle to reduce water consumption by 1 m 3 /ton of paper produced, the industry would reduce its water consumption by nearly 23 billion gallons/yr and reduce energy costs by approximately $50 million dollars (1... Read More

  • SCA Laakirchen - continually evolving automation Part II
    - By Mark Williamson, Journalist Engineer

    The role of automation has transformed and expanded since the startup of SCA Publication Paper's PM10 in Laakirchen, Austria in 1987. In anticipation of needed changes, the mill has been systematically planning for the future of its automation assets and information technology infrastructure over the past several... Read More

  • SCA Laakirchen - continually evolving automation
    - By Mark Williamson, journalist engineer, Thornhill, ON, Canada

    The 1987 startup of SCA Publication Paper's PM 10 and groundwood furnish line in Laakirchen, Austria, launched a new role for the mill as a major SC publication paper producer. As with all paper production lines of that age, the automation available at the time played a... Read More

  • The RISI Top 50 Power List 2011
    - By Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Kenneth Norris and Rhiannon James

    A couple of mega-takeovers (although one is still an attempt) along with a series of smaller acquisitions helped keep some familiar names at the top of thePower List in 2011. Just as International Paper(IP) is the perennial leader in the PPI Top100, so its CEO, John Faraci,... Read More

  • 1 - 10
    - By Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Kenneth Norris and Rhiannon James

    The RISI Top 50 Power List: 1 - 10 1. John Faraci, International Paper International Paper continues to be the company to beat, especially with CEO and chairman John Faraci at the helm. Perennially the frontrunner in the PPI Top 100, Faraci continues to revamp the company... Read More

  • 11 - 20
    - By Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Kenneth Norris and Rhiannon James

    The RISI Top 50 Power List: 11 - 20 11. David Hathorn, Mondi Presiding over a company that seemingly can do no wrong both on the financial front and on issues of sustainability, Hathorn, CEO of Mondi, has made our Power List for the first time this... Read More

  • 21 - 30
    - By Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Kenneth Norris and Rhiannon James

    The RISI Top 50 Power List 2011: 21 - 30 21. Gary McGann, Smurfit Kappa The Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) is Europe's biggest producer of containerboard, corrugated containers and some other paper-based packaging products such as solid board. With its headquarters in Ireland, the group has a... Read More

  • 31 - 40
    - By Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Kenneth Norris and Rhiannon James

    The RISI Top 50 Power List 2011: 31 - 40 31. Raymond Lee, Lee & Man As CEO of one of the leading containerboard producers in China, Raymond Lee and the company's management have been focusing strongly on expanding in the home market of China. In fact... Read More

  • 41 - 50
    - By Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Kenneth Norris and Rhiannon James

    The RISI Top 50 Power List 2011: 41 - 50 41. Robert McDonald, Procter & Gamble Talking to shareholders as the newly appointed CEO of the world's largest consumer goods company, including such well-known brands as Charmin and Bounty, McDonald announced an ambitious plan: to gain one... Read More

  • Biofuels "could compete with pulp"
    - By Graeme Rodden, Executive Editor, Pulp & Paper International magazine

    As more producers look toward biofuels as an increasing energy source, RISI has just published the North American Bioenergy Review. The report updates findings and provides expanded analysis from the 2008 report: Emerging Biomass Industry: Impact of Existing Woodfiber Markets. The report is co-authored by Anne Rahikainen,... Read More

  • Benefits of ozone bleaching
    - By Shree Prakash Mishra, Dominique Lachenal and Christine Chirat, Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés Papetiers, Grenoble ; INP-Pagora, Saint-Martin d'Hères Cedex

    In Part I of this Benefits of Ozone Bleaching article, the authors report on progress being made and savings possible by using ozone in the process. Part II can be read on the next Mill sand Technology newsletter. Environmental protection requirements have led producers of paper pulp... Read More