"If you have an invention, don't sell your technology too early to anyone," says Finnish inventor Janne Poranen. "Hold out for the biggest customer you can find, and that way you will get the best price."
Smurfit Kappa interview: Back to basics – and grasping the future
When, in March 2020, we last chatted to Smurfit Kappa about its sustainability strategies, perhaps neither the interviewer nor the interviewee fully appreciated quite how profoundly the pandemic would impact on everyone’s activities – nor how long it would last.
Cascades Answers: Can Enviro Toilet Paper Really Be Soft?
Cascades Answers is a regular Q&A featuring the questions you’ve asked the most. Its Cascades’ answer to what people actually want to know about tissue products and dispensers.
Operating with the Full Life Cycle in Mind
A Q&A with WestRock Chief Sustainability Officer Brandi Colander
New standards for forest biodiversity – striking for a good balance
For Stora Enso, sustainability is not a specialist topic – it’s ingrained in everything we do. We aim to produce renewable resources, enhance biodiversity, and help combat global warming – all while maintaining forest health.
PaperWeek Canada 2021 – coming to you!
The Pandemic aside, PaperWeek Canada 2021 is taking an innovative approach and will proudly present its very first virtual edition of this event.
Pharma packaging – What's on the horizon?
Finnish packaging converter Jaakkoo-Taara is an ISO-certified company with decades of experience in producing a diverse range of packaging solutions for the demanding and strictly regulated pharma industry.
Exclusive: Enviva's CEO on biomass, climate change and pandemic challenges
As climate change efforts and environmental considerations are increasingly an integral part of any mature investment strategy, investors turn more and more to providers of alternative energies.
President and CEO Annica Bresky comments on Stora Enso’s updated strategic focus
Stora Enso has defined three focus areas for growth in its updated strategy: Packaging Materials and Packaging Solutions, Building Solutions within the Wood Products division, and Biomaterials innovations.
FPInnovations: applying research and driving solutions
As the CEO of FPInnovations, Stéphane Renou knows what he’s got. At the helm of a world-leading R&D organization specializing in solutions to support Canada’s forest sector, Renou is cognizant of the scientific and technical powerhouse he commands, yet remains mindful and grateful for the engine that makes the entire FPInnovations machine work: its people.
Five minutes with… Annica Bresky, CEO of Stora Enso
Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting the development of renewable eco-friendly products.
Honesty and communication at the heart of UPM Timber’s 2020 strategy
UPM Timber has pulled through strikes and Covid-19 with minimal damage. We spoke to Mikko Hyvärinen, Sales and Supply Chain director, to learn how this was accomplished and hear about the direction the sawn timber industry is heading.
Clearwater Paper brings paperboard into the circular economy, with new recycled products
This edition of Sustana Fiber’s ‘Conversations with Green Champions’ is with Barak Bright, Director of Product Development at Clearwater Paper, which is introducing new paperboard brands with recycled content in an industry dominated by non-recycled products.
Q&A with Frederic Perreault, Director of Lab Services at the Cascades R&D Centre
My first role with Cascades was as a chemist in 2008. In my early years, I worked with different teams to research and identify ways to optimize the properties of Cascades’ products.
Five minutes with… Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet
Valmet is a leading supplier of technology, equipment and services to the global bioproducts industry. Its customers include pulp, paper and tissue manufactures, as well as producers of other high-end products derived from using woodas a raw material.
Using Water Sustainably to Manufacture Essential Products
Learn how one AF&PA member is innovating on water use in the paper and wood products industry.
Guillaume Delacroix: "Increasing R&D and marketing resources to develop sustainable solutions for the many markets we serve."
5 questions to Guillaume Delacroix, our Senior Vice President of the Performance Minerals EMEA Business Area and a member of Imerys Executive Committee.
Talking Fibre Punnets: An Interview with Jamie O’Dell
Sustainable packaging options have never been in greater demand as growers, retailers and consumers all increasingly look for fresh thinking on environmentally friendly solutions.
Five Minutes With... Niklas von Weymarn, CEO of Metsä Spring
Metsä Spring Ltd., part of Metsä Group, is an innovation company with the ambition to catalyse the creation of new businesses related to forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.
Five questions to Robin Ferm about his summer job as manager
Robin Ferm is, during eight weeks, working as manager of SCA Maintenance together with the regular head. An exciting and different assignment as a summer job.
Cascades conquers the hardships of the Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken and continues to challenge the very foundation of the world economy. However, through the fear, the death and the uncertainty, there has also been light, hope and resilience.
Packaging A Sustainable Future: A Q&A With Brian Mcpheely, Chief Executive Officer, Pratt Industries
Some companies queue at the door of ingenuity. Others charge through, pushing the innovation gate open to lead the way for a more sustainable future both nationally and globally.