Congratulations to Tappi – a century of achievement

Tappi 100This week, Atlanta will host PaperCon 2015 and TAPPI’s Centennial Celebration – congratulations to the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.

In February 1915, thirty-five visionary industrialists met andformed the Technical Session of the American Paper and Pulp Association for the purpose of exchanging views and mutual knowledge and to advance the art of papermaking. By September, their number had swelled to 125. The group voted to become an autonomous body with a new name: the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry – TAPPI was born!

TAPPI’s growth and success were startling. Our members advanced the industry through knowledge sharing, creating thousands of technical articles, innovative research, definitive conferences and detailed courses. The people who generously shared their time and talent to build TAPPI – like those who sustain it today – come from every pulp, paper, packaging producer and supplier company from around the world.

Emissions drop at UK paper mills in 2014

Figures released by the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) confirm a continued fall in emissions from UK paper mills.

Official 2014 emissions data have just been released and the downward trend in emissions from the sector has continued—2014 emissions being 13.5% lower than those in 2013 and an impressive 42% lower than in 2008. While some of this reduction can be attributed to lower production, the great majority has been delivered by investment in new power generation and a continued focus on energy efficiency.

Allowing for changes in production levels, the figures show that the amount of EU ETS reported carbon dioxide emitted by UK paper mills (per tonne of production) has fallen by a third in just seven years—from 0.64 tonnes CO2 per tonne of product to 0.42 tonnes.

For the full Tappi article and discussion of the reasons for the emissions drop, please click here