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RISI unveils the finalists for the Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards 2011


BRUSSELS, Sept. 16, 2011 (Press Release) - RISI today announced the finalists for the PPI Awards 2011 program. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.

The winners will be presented with their trophies at the PPI Awards 2011 ceremony to be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. RISI will also be organizing a seminar during the day and several RISI experts and industry figures have confirmed their participation on the seminar program. For more information on the event, please visit: www.ppiawards.com

The PPI Awards 2011 are being held in conjunction with CEPI European Paper Week. For more information, please visit the CEPI website: www.cepi.org

Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and chairman of the jury for the PPI Awards 2011, commented, "The PPI Awards are now in their third year and the quality and quantity of the entries is better than ever. We've received more entries from all parts of the globe this year from the USA to China, and Europe to South America. Making the shortlist is a fantastic achievement for all the companies involved due to the high caliber of entries. However we would also like to thank all the people who took the time to enter this year. I look forward to seeing the finalists in Brussels in November."

Industry renowned names such as Teresa Presas (CEPI), Duncan Pollard (Nestlé), Rod Young (RISI) and Martyn Eustace (Two Sides) were involved in the judging, along with other experts in different fields. RISI will be publishing more information on the finalists in the November issue of PPI magazine as well as on the RISI and PPI Awards websites. Due to an overwhelming amount of high level entries in the Promotional Campaign category, RISI decided to split the category into two sections to better represent the entries received. In addition, the Research Achievement category has unfortunately been removed from this year's awards program as the category did not receive enough entry level submissions.

To book your tickets to the industry event of the year, please visit: www.ppiawards.com/tickets or email Jennifer Knight on jennifer.knight@ubm.com (Tel: +44 (0) 20 7921 8359). For more information on sponsoring the PPI Awards, please visit: www.ppiawards.com/sponsorships.

The finalists for the PPI Awards 2011 are listed below in alphabetical order:

COMPANY AWARDS

Business Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Voith

  • Domsjö Fabriker, Sweden
  • Domtar, Canada
  • FutureMark Paper, USA
  • Södra Cell, Sweden

Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Metso

  • Domtar, Canada
  • Mondi Syktyvkar, Russia
  • Shaniv Paper, Israel
  • Smurfit Kappa Carton de Colombia, Colombia
  • Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers, India

Innovative Product of the Year - Sponsored by BTG

  • Cascades, Canada - Rolland Enviro100 Satin
  • Cascades Tissue Group, Canada - Cascades Moka Unbleached Bathroom Tissue
  • Deltaclip International, The Netherlands - Deltaclip
  • Gold East Paper Jiangsu, China - NEVIA Medical Imaging Paper
  • Holmen Paper, Sweden - Holmen VIEW
  • Mondi Dynäs, Sweden - Advantage MF Spring Pack Plus
  • Smurfit Kappa Specialties Division, The Netherlands - Euroboard Spezial Kraft
  • Södra Cell, Sweden - DuraPulp

Managing Risk and Safety - Company of the Year - Sponsored by FM Global

  • Ahlstrom, Finland
  • BILT Graphic Paper Products, Bhigwan Unit, India
  • Ilim Group, Russia
  • Mondi Dynäs, Sweden
  • Mondi SCP, Slovakia
  • Smurfit Kappa España, Spain

The Green Energy and Biofuels Award - Sponsored by Andritz

  • ArjoWiggins Dalum Papir, Denmark
  • Lwarcel Celulose, Brazil
  • Mondi Štětí, Czech Republic
  • Mondi Swiecie, Poland
  • Mondi Stambolijski, Bulgaria

Promotional Campaign of the Year - Environmental Message

  • Domtar, Canada - PAPER
  • International Paper, Belgium - The Little Book Series
  • Kruger Products, Canada - Sustainability 2015
  • Sappi Fine Paper North America, USA - eQ Sustainability Program

Promotional Campaign of the Year - Pulp, Paper and Board Product

  • Asia Pulp and Paper, Indonesia - IK Yellow Photocopy Paper Contest
  • Grupo Portucel Soporcel, Portugal - Pioneer - New Image Campaign
  • Ibema Papel, Brazil - Ibema Gravure Contest for Students
  • Sappi Fine Paper North America, USA - Digital Design Center Campaign
  • Sappi Fine Paper North America, USA - Flo Channel/Off Register Campaign

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Global CEO of the Year - Sponsored by StepChange Consulting

  • Antonio Maciel Neto, CEO, Suzano - Brazil
  • David Hathorn, CEO, Mondi - South Africa/UK
  • James Rubright, Chairman and CEO, RockTenn - USA
  • Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO, UPM
  • Paul Herbert, CEO, Ilim Group - Russia

Mill Manager of the Year - Sponsored by ABB

  • Emmanuel Boullay - Cascades Sonoco, Birmingham Mill, USA
  • Gerhard Kornfeld, Mondi Syktyvkar, Russia
  • Karl Heinz Gerlach - Smurfit Kappa Group, Herzberger Papierfabrik, Germany
  • Roger Hagan, Rock Tenn, Solvay Mill, USA
  • Siddha Jothykrishnan Varadarajan, Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers, India
  • Tom Detwiler, Domtar, Johnsonburg Mill, USA

MILL AWARDS

The Water Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Kemira

  • AbitibiBowater, Mokpo Mill, South Korea
  • Caraustar, Carotell Paperboard, USA
  • BILT Graphic Paper Products, Bhigwan Unit, India
  • Bio PAPPEL International, Prewitt Mill, USA
  • Smurfit Kappa Group, Los Reyes Mill, Mexico

Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Cargill

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products, Bhigwan Unit, India
  • BILT Graphic Paper Products, Ballarpur Unit, India
  • Sappi Fine Paper North America, Somerset Mill, USA
  • Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorfer Mill, Austria
  • North Pacific Paper Corporation (Norpac), Longview Mill, USA

Efficiency Improvements of the Year - Sponsored by Eka

  • BILT Graphic Paper Products, Bhigwan Unit, India
  • BILT Graphic Paper Products, Ballarpur Unit, India
  • Domtar Kamloops Mill, Canada
  • LC Paper, Spain
  • Mondi Dynäs, Sweden
  • Mondi SCP, Slovakia

The list is available online at: www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/2011_finalists.html

About the PPI Awards

Organized by RISI, the leading information provider to the global forest products industry, the PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at www.risi.com.

Contact:
Jennifer Plourde
Associate Marketing Manager
RISI
4 Alfred Circle
Bedford, MA 01730 USA
Tel: +1.781.734.8971
Email: events@risi.com