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2014 PPI Awards Finalists Announced

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Winners to be revealed October 8 in Boston, MA, USA

Bedford, MA – RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the list of 2014 PPI Awards finalists.

The 2014 PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The Awards are the only global honors dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.

With over 160 entries for 14 categories, 2014 was a great year for entries- demonstrating the innovative nature of the industry and the enthusiasm of the teams and individuals who work in the pulp and paper sector.

Mark Rushton, editor of Pulp & Paper International, says, “The PPI Awards have very clearly come of age and the competition is now seen by pulp and paper producers globally as a fantastic event to be associated with. Yet again this year the standard of entries overall has been very impressive and judging has been difficult because of the high quality seen this year. Thanks to all the judges for their hard work on the numerous entries.”

Winners will be announced at the PPI Awards ceremony, held during the RISI’s Twenty-Ninth Annual North American Forest Products Conference on October 8 in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Seaport Hotel. Some of the judges this year include: Linda Pham Chau, Director of Packaging Procurement and Engineering, Hewlett-Packard; Marco Mensink, Director General, Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI); John Pollard, Packaging Supply Technology Manager, Unilever; Jacqui Macalister, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply, McDonald’s; and Rod Young, Chief Economic Advisor, RISI.

The 2014 PPI Awards finalists include:

Company Awards

Bio Strategy of the Year

Domsjö Fabriker
Dravacel Ltd
Fox River Fiber (Nominated Mill: De Pere Mill)
Iggesund Paperboard
Smurfit Kappa Krafliner Piteå
Business Strategy of the Year

Bio Pappel SAB
Sappi Fine Paper Europe.
Södra Cell
Zellstoff Poels AG – Starkraft Business Unit
Environmental Strategy of the Year

Asia Pulp and Paper
Domtar (Windsor Mill)
Kruger Products L.P.
Port Townsend Paper Corporation
Sappi Fine Paper North America
Smurfit Kappa Argentina
It’s Tissue – Company of the Year

Accrol Papers Ltd
Forest Papir
Kiev Cardboard and Paper
Kruger Products L.P.
Managing Risk and Safety

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited-Bhigwan
Clearwater Paper
Mondi Group
Sappi Fine Paper North America
Smurfit Kappa
Tissue – Innovative Product of the Year

Cascades Tissue – Moka Line
Green Hygenics – 100% Bamboo
Kiss-u Corps LLC – Kiss-u Tissue
SCA – Tork High-End Towels
Wausau Paper – DublNature Line
Individual Awards

Bringing Print to Life – Innovative Printings & Writings Campaign of the Year

AF&PA – AF&PA 2014 Sustainability Report
Appleton Coated Papers – Napa Behind the Bottle Project
Domtar – Paper Fun Truck Campaign
GF Smith – Bright Red: 1 of 50 Colours from Colorplan
Sappi Fine Paper North America – Sappi Microsites
Two Sides US – ‘Ready To Bust Some Myths About Print and Paper’ Campaign
UPM – UPM Talking Heads Campaign
Global CEO of the Year

Marcelo Castelli, CEO, Fibria
John V Faraci, Chairman and CEO, International Paper
Gary McGann, CEO, Smurfit Kappa
Dante Parrini, CEO, P.H. Glatfelter
Ms. Cheung Yan, Chairlady of Nine Dragons Paper
Mill Manager of the Year

Domtar – Bill Edwards (Marlboro Mill)
Expera Specialty Solutions – Lee Hammen (Nicolet Mill)
Middle East Paper Company – Abdul Razik Askalani
Mondi SCP– Roman Senecky (Ruzomberok)
Resolute Forest Products– Terry Skiffington (Thunder Bay Mill)
Sappi Fine Paper North America – Mike Haws (Somerset Mill)
Mill Awards

Advances and Innovation in Specialty Papers

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited-Bhigwan – Innovations in Specialty Papers
Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. – Environmental Medical Imaging Paper
Mondi Frantschach – FIBROMER(R) - Cellulose Fibre Reinforced Polymer
Papierfabrik Schoellershammer – Micro-Pack
Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. – Step Forward Paper
Smurfit Kappa Hoya Papier und Karton GmbH – Catcher Board MB12
Smurfit Kappa Orange County – Freeze & Bake Cookie Sheet
Innovation in Sustainable Packaging

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited-Bhigwan – Specialty Product C1S 50gsm for Mondi Coating Zeltweg GmbH – Mondi´s BarrierFilm
EUROPAC – EUROPAL: Cardboard Pallet
Flexible Packaging
Papierfabrik Schoellershammer – Micro-Pack
Smurfit Kappa – Underground Storage Tank Protector
Smurfit Kappa Venezuela – Solid Roofing Asphalt
The Water Efficiency Award

BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited-Bhigwan
BIO PAPPEL – Tizayuca Mill
M/S Kay Power & Papers Ltd
Middle East Paper Company
Port Townsend Paper Corporation
New Awards for 2014

Advances in Production Efficiency – Packaging Plant

Chesapeake Branded Packaging – Heidelberg and Masterfoil, East Kilbride, UK
Chesapeake Branded Packaging – New Printing Press at Hillington, UK
Ecologic Brands, Inc. – Paper Bottle Plant That Turns Waste-to-Value
Smurfit Kappa Hoya Papier und Karton GmbH – Hoya 450 - A Slightly Different Rebuild Of A Paper Machine
Innovation in Luxury Packaging

Chesapeake Branded Packaging – Benromach Carton
Pollard Boxes – Wicked and Wonderful Presentation Box
Prestar Packaging, Inc. – One Hundred Years Insurance Card Box
Smurfit Kappa – Wooden Tube
Smurfit Kappa – Lady BiB


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