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trendspotting | PROUD TO BE A PAPERMAKER Proud to be A PAPermAker GLENN OSTLE domtar "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 learning process." - 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 in need. 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 environmentally sound choice, and has initiated an EarthChoice 10 Paper360º NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 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
Consolidation Watch
Association News
Online Exclusives
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - November/December 2015