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The 2014 PPI Awards Finalists Announced

Monday, August 25, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

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.

Winners will be announced at the PPI Awards ceremony, held during the RISI’s Twenty-Ninth Annual North American Forest Products Conference on October 8th in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Seaport Hotel.

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 Kraftliner 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 SSK

Tissue – Innovative Product of the Year
Cascades Tissue – Moka Line
Green Hygienics – 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
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® – 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 50 gsm 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
Multi Packaging Solutions– Heidelberg and Masterfoil, East Kilbride, UK
Multi Packaging Soltuions – 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
Multi Packaging Solutions – 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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