Here are just a few Finalist Showcase speakers and their notable achievements:
- Raffaella Demedici, Europe Middle East and Africa Environment Health and Safety Director at Kimberly Clark will present a company initiative at its Beech Island mill has resulted in the reduction of over 200 million gallons of fresh water use via recycling.
- Niklas Von Weymarn, Vice President for Research, Metsä Fibre will discuss efforts at the Äänekoski mill – the largest investment in Finnish forest products history and the first next-generation bioproduct mill in the world.
- Jonas Eriksson, Mill Manager for Södra Cell AB will discuss Södra's recent expansion at its Värö Mill in Sweden and how it became one of the largest softwood pulp mills in the world. Eriksson led the expansion project from the front.
- Leena Yliniemi, Director of Technical Marketing & Packaging Service for Metsä Board will present the Elevated Drink Box (EDB), an easy, convenient and sustainable way for consumers to enjoy beverages.
New products, new processes and overall sound management of mills and companies will be recognized by the PPI Awards and in the Finalists Showcase. For more information on Finalist Speakers or the Award Categories please visit www.risi.com/ppiawards.
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