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PROUD TO BE A PAPERMAKER
Proud to be A PAPermAker
"We're committed to providing paper and
writing supplies to children because extensive
studies have shown that handwriting
plays a unique and critical role in the
- Dick Thomas, Senior Vice President
of Sales and Marketing, Domtar
Domtar Corporation takes an aggressive and enviable
approach to promoting the paper industry, sustainability and community
activities. Promoting education and emphasizing literacy has become
an important pillar of their commitment.
In August the company donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot
Foundation's National Backpack Program that helps children across the
country with the supplies they need to succeed in school. And through
its Powerful Pages initiative, Domtar engages with organizations and
schools across North America, such as "Classroom Central" and "First
Book"- a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books for children
Domtar also runs
a "PAPER because"
ad campaign to highlight the key role paper
plays in our lives and
the reasons why it's an
choice, and has initiated an EarthChoice
Ambassador program that allows its employees to contribute to the company's sustainable business practices and make a difference in the world.
Most recently, to underscore how great work typically begins on paper,
Domtar released a video that shows how they arranged for comic fans
to meet one of the industry's founding fathers at this year's Comic-Con
International as part of what the company called "a fun way to remind
people that this popular event hinges on great work that began with
paper as an integral part of the creative process."
American Process, Inc.
"It's good to see how developments with
nanocellulose can help the pulp and paper
industry, but it is also good to see the industry
looking at applications beyond pulp and paper
where the potential is immense."
- Dr. Theodora Retsina, CEO,
American Process Inc.
In 2006, American Process, Inc. (API) began work on
biomass-derived sugar technology and is now a leading company in
the field of commercial production of sugars and ethanol from biomass,
with biorefineries in Alpena, Michigan, and Thomaston, Georgia. Its
latest focus in on nanocellulose.
"We're in the business of elevating biomass, which is becoming
more expensive, to its full value," says Dr. Theodora Retsina, API CEO.
"We already produce several products from it, including lignin, sugars,
biofuel, cellulose and hemicellulose. Nanocellulose is a natural evolution
from the biorefinery concept."
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2015
Over the Wire
Proud to be a Papermaker
Solenis’ Total Mill Perspective Helps Mills Stay Competitive
Maintaining Knife Gate Valves
An Automated Solution to the Kappa Number Test by Titration
Higher Alloyed Composite Tubes Make Recovery Boilers Safer and More Efficient
TAPPI Journal Summaries
New Leadership Model Focuses on Caring, Compassion
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2015