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March 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

I. H. Weldon Award: Ibrahim Karidio and Vic Uloth, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Prince George, BC; Wenli Duo, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Vancouver, BC, for their paper Reducing Fossil Fuel…

I. H. Weldon Award: Ibrahim Karidio and Vic Uloth, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Prince George, BC; Wenli Duo, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Vancouver, BC, for their paper Reducing Fossil Fuel Use in Hogged Fuel Power Boilers as presented at the 2007 International Chemical Recovery Conference.

PAPTAC 50-year Recognition: A. Mejid Ayroud, John L. Carson, Dave Chapman, Ivan Curry, Rudy J. Koteles, Grant Mackay, Romano G. Meret, Les Munk, John M. O’Halloran, Bob Rae, George Tombler, John Tutecky, Peter G. R. M. Waddell and James Whyte. National Student Problem Solving Competition: Elodie Lutz, cole Polytechnique of Montral, QC, for the project Identification and Analysis of Energy Saving Projects in a Kraft Process. JPPS Best Paper Award: James Olson, Richard Kerekes and David Goosen, UBC, Vancouver, BC, for the paper The Role of Heterogeneity in Compression Refining published in the Journal of Pulp and Paper Science (April/May/ June 2007). F. G. Robinson Committee Service Award: Walters, Pope & Talbot, Nanaimo, BC, (chairman of the Bleaching Committee in 2006 and 2007), for furthering the aims and objectives of the Association and showing outstanding leadership and service. John S. Bates Award: Edward A. Dylke and Lorna Fowler, Canadian Forest Products, Prince George, BC; James Olson, UBC, Vancouver, BC; and Cameron Pflueger, Advanced Fiber Technologies, Montreal, QC, for their paper Advanced Pulp Screen Rotor Technology Provides Electrical Energy Savings at Canfor-Northwood” presented at a meeting of the Western Branch. Douglas Jones Environmental Award: Ibrahim Karidio and Vic Uloth, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Prince George, BC, and Wenli Duo, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Vancouver, BC, for their paper Reducing Fossil Fuel Use in Hogged Fuel Power Boilers presented at the 2007 International Chemical Recovery Conference. Honours the best paper in the field of environment improvement presented at a PAPTAC meeting.

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Gadget Competition

The Gadget Competition is judged by the members of PAPTAC’s Mechanical Engineering and Maintenance Committee with prizes and certificates awarded by sponsor Pulp & Paper Canada. The winning entries are: First Prize: Interchangeable Keys for Pumps and Shafts by Stphane Trudel, Kruger Wayagamack, Trois-Rivires, QC. Second Prize: Doctor Bracket Aligning Pin by Grant Hooper and Peter Flynn, Catalyst Paper, Port Alberni, BC Third Prize: Easy Cleaner by Roy Curtis, AbitibiBowater, Thorold, ON.

Energy Conservation Awards

These awards are presented to the individuals working in the industry who submit the best examples of energy-conservation opportunities applied in Canada.

The sponsors are Les Papetires du Qubec, Pulp & Paper Canada and Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency First Prize: Pierre Rgis, Cascades, Kingsey Falls, QC, for Reduce Compressed Air Use. Second Prize: Ian B. Murray, Atlantic Packaging Products, Whitby, ON, and Yves L’Italien, Atlantic Packaging Products, Whitby, ON, (now with Irving Tissue, Toronto, ON) for Energy and Fresh Water Reduction Initiatives. Third Prize: Rick Merling, St. Marys Paper, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, for Bark Cell Combustion Upgrade. Branch Service Award: Jeff Bennett, CPLP – Prince George & Intercon Mills, Prince George, BC, who served as chairman of the Western Branch in 2006-2007 and; Mario Courtemanche, AbitibiBowater, Gatineau, QC, who served as chairman of the Ottawa Valley Branch in 2006-2007. For furthering the aims and objectives of PAPTAC, and showing outstanding leadership and service.

Certificates of Appreciation

Stephen Huza, Drain-All, Ottawa, ON, for outstanding service to the EXFOR Committee; Jean Bigelow, Papiers White Birch, Gatineau, QC, for establishment and leadership of the Information Technology Committee; Pierre Losier, AbitibiBowater, Liverpool, NS, for outstanding service to the Atlantic Branch; The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, QC, represented by Richard Payette, for 50 consecutive years of support of the PAPTAC Annual Meeting.

PAPTAC Awards Presented

The Douglas Atack Award honours the best paper presented at the mechanical pulping sessions at the previous Annual Meeting. The winners are:

Serge Beaulieu, SBTECH, Lac Suprieur, QC; Yuzhou Bian, Carter Holt Harvey Whakatane, Whakatane, New Zealand; Yonghao Ni, UNB, Fredericton, NB; Zhirun Yuan, FPInnovations, Paprican Division, Pointe-Claire, QC; and Cyril Heitner, Consultant, Pierrefonds, QC, for their paper Improving TMP Rejects Refining through Alkaline Peroxide Pre-Treatment: An Opportunity for SCA Paper presented at the PAPTAC 93rd Annual Meeting.

The Howard Rapson Memorial Award honours the best chemical pulp bleaching paper presented at a PAPTAC Annual Meeting session sponsored by the Bleaching Committee and from all major conferences across Canada. The winners are: Pete Webber and Jason Smith, Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB, for their paper D0 Sliding Kappa Factor Control at Irving Pulp and Paper presented at the PAPTAC 93rd Annual Meeting.

The Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize is for the Best Paper Contributing to the Advancement of Papermaking. The prize was presented to Teemu Leppnen and Jari Hmlinen, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland and Anna-Leena Erkkil, Metso Paper, Jyvskyl, Finland for their paper Effect of Fibre Orientation Structure on Simulated Cockling of Paper presented at the PAPTAC Annual Meeting.

2008 PAPIER Student Prizes

Alkis Karnis Memorial Prizes (Best Posters): Leo Hui (University of British Columbia), Jens Heymer (UBC), Laleh Kobari (University of Toronto)

I. Bolker Prize (Best Seminars); prizes donated by DOMTAR: Zhuo Li (McGill University), Sabrina de Risio (University of Toronto), Nicholas Wood (University of Toronto).

Best seminar or poster on recycling (prize donated by Paper Recycling Association): Carlos Gomes (Universit du Qubec Trois-Rivires).


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