The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.
Södra Cell's DuraPulp won the Innovative Product of the Year at PPI Awards. Holmen VIEW was also shortlistesd for the prize.
The jury’s statement about Södra Cell DuraPulp:
"DuraPulp is a bio-composite mix of wood pulp and a biodegradable polymer. When the mix is heated, the plastic encapsulates the paper fibers and the two components take on special properties such as humidity resistance, tensile strength and rigidity. The result is a material with all the properties of ordinary paper but with the
difference that it can cope with larger changes in weight and humidity. Like paper, the material is fully biodegradable and recyclable, extremely lightweight and durable. Used in such early applications as a designer lamp and the world’s first fully biodegradable chair, DuraPulp offers exciting potential applications previously unexplored by pulp companies."
The jury’s statement about Holmen VIEW:
"Holmen VIEW is a new paper product aiming to set a new standard. An uncoated paper with a balanced gloss, it has a silk-like feeling and a high print gloss that makes it an attractive alternative for magazines, supplements, and product catalogues. Because the paper has a high volume, printers can go down in grammage compared with LWC and SC and still retain image quality. After a development effort involving the entire Holmen team, production started in late 2010 and sales have been rising in volume. For Holmen’s customers, VIEW creates new possibilities at a lower cost."