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Winners Announced For PPI Awards 2012

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.  

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080521/NEW122LOGO )

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:

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