RISI Reveals Finalists for the Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards 2010

By Risi, PRNE
Monday, September 20, 2010

BRUSSELS, September 21, 2010 - RISI today announced the finalists for the PPI Awards 2010 program. The
PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the
achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper

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The winners will be presented with their trophies at the PPI Awards 2010
ceremony to be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Le Plaza Hotel in
Brussels, Belgium. HP and ColorLok have signed on as the headline sponsor for
this year's awards program, while other leading companies are sponsoring
specific categories.

The PPI Awards 2010 are being held in conjunction with CEPI European
Paper Week. For more information, please visit the CEPI website:

RISI will also be organizing a half-day seminar on the afternoon of
November 16 at Le Plaza Hotel. Several RISI experts and industry figures have
confirmed their participation on the seminar program. For more information,
please visit: www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/seminar.html

Mark Rushton, Editor of PPI magazine and chairman of the jury for the PPI
Awards 2010, commented, "This is the second year we have organized the PPI
Awards and we're very pleased again with the quality and quantity of the
entries. We've received more entries from all parts of the globe this year.
Making the finalists list is a great achievement for all the companies
involved, but 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

Industry renowned names such as Teresa Presas (CEPI), Duncan Pollard
(WWF), Rod Young (RISI), Roger Warwick (Association of Print and Paper
Technicians) and Jim Keller (ICCA) were involved in the judging, along with
other experts in different fields. RISI will be publishing more information
on the finalists in the October issue of PPI magazine as well as on the RISI
and PPI Awards websites.

To book your tickets to the industry event of the year, please visit:
www.risiinfo.com/events/ppi_awards/tickets.html or call Eleanor
on +44-207-955-3751.

For more information on sponsoring the PPI Awards, please visit:

The finalists for the PPI Awards 2010 are listed below in alphabetical


    Promotional Campaign of the Year - Sponsored by HP and ColorLok
    -- Finch Paper - Finch is in the House!
    -- Grupo Portucel Soporcel - Navigator iPhone Promotion
    -- Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper - Green Range
    -- Neenah Paper - Do You Love Linen?
    -- Papelera Nacional (Ecuador) - Banana Box Campaign
    -- SCA Containerboard - SCA Presentation Liners
    -- SCA Packaging - Design Challenge
    -- Sodra Cell - PulpLabs

    Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Metso
    -- Cascades Tissue Group, USA
    -- Celulose Irani, Brazil
    -- ITC, India
    -- JK Paper, India
    -- Mondi Group, Austria
    -- Suzano Papel e Celulose, Brazil

    The Green Energy and Biofuels Award - Sponsored by Andritz
    -- Celuosa Arauco y Constitucion (ARAUCO), Chile
    -- Grupo Portucel Soporcel, Portugal
    -- Klingele Papierwerke, Germany
    -- Kruger Products, Canada
    -- Pratt Industries, USA

    Innovative Product of the Year - Sponsored by BTG
    -- Arjowiggins Graphic - Cocoon
    -- Cascades Tissue Group - The intelligent(TM) antibacterial paper hand
    -- Neenah Paper - Think Ink: Color Unleashed Website
    -- Packages - Base Art Paper & Stiffener
    -- Propal - REPROGRAF Copy Paper
    -- Strathcona Paper - GreenChoice 100
    -- Sappi - Triple Green text
    -- Ziegler Papier - Z-Evolution

    Managing Risk and Safety - Company of the Year - Sponsored by FM Global
    -- Ahlstrom
    -- Eska Graphic Board
    -- Finch Paper
    -- Klingele Papierwerke
    -- Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging

    Business Strategy of the Year
    -- Celuosa Arauco y Constitucion (ARAUCO), Chile
    -- Domtar, Canada
    -- Empresas CMPC, Chile
    -- Sodra Cell, Sweden
    -- Suzano Papel e Celulose, Brazil


    Global CEO of the Year - Sponsored by StepChange Consulting
    -- Antonio Maciel Neto, CEO, Suzano
    -- Gary McGann, CEO, Smurfit Kappa
    -- John D. Williams, President and CEO, Domtar
    -- Jouko Karvinen, CEO, Stora Enso
    -- Li Hongxin, Chairman, Shandong Sun Paper

    Mill Manager of the Year - Sponsored by ABB
    -- Dennis Askew, Domtar, Plymouth Mill, USA
    -- I.N. Guha, BILT Graphic Paper Products (Ballarpur), Bhigwan Unit,
    -- Luis Henao, Pratt Industries, Shreveport Mill, USA
    -- Jonathan Hermanus, Sappi Cape Kraft Mill, South Africa
    -- Maciej Kunda, Mondi Swiecie Mill, Poland
    -- Randy Nebel, Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, USA

    Research Achievement of the Year - Sponsored by HP and ColorLok
    - Kari Edelmann and Jussi Manninen, VTT
    - Naila Yaqoob, Lahore College for Women University
    - Andreas Kornherr, Mondi Uncoated Fine & Kraft Paper


    The Water Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Kemira
    -- ArjoWiggins Graphic, Dalum Papir, Denmark
    -- Bio-PAPPEL International, Prewitt Mill (formerly McKinley Paper), USA
    -- Cascades Fine Papers Group, Breakey Fibre Unit, Canada
    -- Holmen Paper Madrid, Spain
    -- Lwarcel Celulose, Lencois Paulista Mill, Brazil

    Environmental Strategy of the Year - Sponsored by Cargill
    -- Holmen Paper Madrid, Spain
    -- Mondi SCP, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
    -- Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner, Pitea Mill, Sweden
    -- Sodra Cell, Varo Mill, Sweden
    -- Strathcona Paper, Napanee, Ontario, Canada

    Efficiency Improvements of the Year
    -- BILT Graphic Paper Products (Ballarpur), Bhigwan Unit, India
    -- Domtar, Kingsport Mill, Tennessee, USA
    -- Klabin, Monte Alegre Mill, Brazil
    -- Middle East Paper Company - (MEPCO) - Jeddah Mill, Saudi Arabia
    -- Mondi, Syktyvkar Mill, Russia

The list is available online at:

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

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

    Jennifer Freitas
    4 Alfred Circle
    Bedford, MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8949

Jennifer Freitas, RISI, +1-781-734-8949, jfreitas at risi.com

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