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Winners Announced for PPI Awards 2012

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BRUSSELS, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced the winners of this year's PPI Awards during a gala dinner tonight, November 12, at Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels.  

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Organized by RISI, the PPI Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry.

Laura Esposto, Italian TV presenter, hosted the gala dinner and presented the winners with their awards.   

The PPI Awards 2012 winners are as follows:

COMPANY AWARDS

Business Strategy of the Year Award

Sponsored by Voith (www.voith.com)

  • DS SMITH, UK

Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

Sponsored by Metso (www.metso.com)

  • MONDI GROUP, AUSTRIA

Green Energy and Biofuels Award

Sponsored by Andritz (www.andritz.com)

  • TAMILNADU NEWSPRINT AND PAPERS LTD, INDIA

Managing Risk and Safety Award

Sponsored by FM Global (www.fmglobal.com)

  • MONDI SCP, Slovakia

Promotional Campaign

Sponsored by RISI Marketing Services

  • FINCH PAPER, USA – DIGITAL FIELD GUIDE CAMPAIGN

Innovative Product of the Year (Graphic Papers)

Sponsored by HP (www.colorlok.com)

  • CASCADES FINE PAPERS GROUP, CANADA – CHECKSECUR PLATINUM ENVIRO™

SUPPLIER AWARDS

Breakthrough Technology of the Year

Sponsored by CEPI (www.cepi.org)

  • SANATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CANADA – DAS TECHNOLOGY

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Global CEO of the Year Sponsored

by StepChange Consulting (www.stepchange.com)

  • MILES ROBERTS, CEO, DS SMITH, UK

Mill Manager

Sponsored by ABB (www.abb.com/pulpandpaper)

  • I.N. Guha – BILT GRAPHIC PAPER PRODUCTS LIMITED, BHIGWAN UNIT, INDIA

MILL AWARDS

Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

Sponsored by Cargill (www.cargillindustrialstarches.com)

  • UPM, SHOTTON PAPER MILL, UK

Water Efficiency Award

Sponsored by Kemira (www.kemira.com)

  • BILT GRAPHIC PAPER PRODUCTS LIMITED, BHIGWAN UNIT, INDIA

Advances and Innovation in Speciality Papers

Sponsored by Metso (www.metso.com)

  • SAPPI ALFELD GMBH, GERMANY – WHITE LINER FOR CORRUGATED BOARD PRODUCTION

Efficiency Improvements of the Year

Sponsored by Kadant (www.kadant.com)

  • MONDI SCP RUZOMBEROK, SLOVAKIA

Advances and  Innovation in Sustainable Packaging

Sponsored by Eka (www.akzonobel.com/eka)

  • SMURFIT KAPPA – ECO TRAY

Some of the judges on this year's panel were:

Teresa Presas (CEPI), Martyn Eustace (Two Sides), Rod Young (RISI) and Bob Latham (Delphi Projects). 

For more details on the award ceremony, the judges panel, or our list of finalists, please visit www.ppiawards.com.

RISI will also be publishing a full report on the event on its website, www.risi.com, and in the December issue of PPI magazine.

About PPI Awards (www.ppiawards.com)
The PPI Awards provide an opportunity for pulp and papermakers worldwide to show off their achievements on a global platform. Companies who choose to enter the PPI Awards submit their entries online for one or more categories. These entries are then judged by an international panel of independent judges. The finalists are chosen and invited to attend a gala dinner where the winners are revealed. Winners are presented with their trophies by the sponsor of each category and a celebrity host.

About RISI (www.risi.com)
Owned by UBM plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, 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.

About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For Press Enquiries, please contact:
Pam Williams
Marketing Specialist
O: +781-734-8999
E: pwilliams@risi.com

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