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PMTC sponsors Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize


November 1, 1999
By Pulp & Paper Canada
Jasper Mardon.

The Paper Machine Technology Committee of PAPTAC has established an award to recognize individual contributions to developments in the design or application of paper machine technology. The award is c…

The Paper Machine Technology Committee of PAPTAC has established an award to recognize individual contributions to developments in the design or application of paper machine technology. The award is called the Mardon Prize and may be awarded annually to the author of the best paper in the field presented at the PAPTAC annual meeting.

The prize honors the memory of Jasper Mardon who made many significant contributions to the development of papermaking and recognized the contributions of practical papermakers.

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Jasper Mardon was a legendary figure in the pulp and paper industry who was very active in every area of paper machine technology including machine design, operational optimization, training and education and research management. He was the author of six books and 140 technical and industrial management papers in the field. During his 50-year career, he was recognized for his contributions to the industry worldwide with life membership in PAPTAC, APPITA, TAPPI, Finnish Engineers Association and PITA. In addition, he was the recipient of more than 25 medals and awards recognizing both his technical and service achievements in the industry. These included three Weldon Gold Medals and the F.G. Robinson Technical Section Service Award for his work in the Canadian industry. From 1985 to 1988, he served as National Research Council member.

The award will be inaugurated at the PAPTAC Annual Meeting in January 2000. A sub-committee of the PMTC will select the paper. The winning paper will be announced at a PMTC meeting and the award will be presented at the PAPTAC annual meeting subsequent to the one at which the paper was presented.


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