Today’s pulp and paper industry specialists are constantly being asked how, why and when on a variety of subjects. To ensure they stay ahead and on the forefront of their industry, next to the valuable constant of inter-company learning, it is exclusively through networking and panel discussions that the true sharing of knowledge can move the entire industry forwards.
Pulp Paper World Forum 2018, is the arena where sharing of ideas and experiences from high-quality speakers and companies will bring something unique to the table.
According to the industry, these are the topics that matter
Innovation and Digitalization -. Industry 4.0
The pulp and paper industry faces a series of transformations driven by digital disruption. In all aspects of business, technology is transforming how the industry operates. While some are fearful, others have already embraced the opportunity to increase efficiency and satisfy growing customer demands whilst developing novel products, technologies and swiftly progressing toward a low-carbon bio-economy.
Service & Maintenance
It is a time of opportunity for the pulp and paper industry as better integration of digital technology leads to major business advantages like less product rework and lower energy use, safer and more efficient work environment, self-monitoring equipment that recommends on repairs, maintenance and ordering parts that has brought a much greater level of customer satisfaction that even before. This evolutionary innovation is bound to continue and while technology has made for tighter profit margins and shifting demands, there is vast potential and this is where specialist, partners, service and logistic providers are essential and will make the difference.
Improving Environmental Impacts – the EU 2020
Energy costs in the industry represent on average 17% or higher of the total production cost at the average mill, globally the pulp & paper industry ranks in the top five consumers of energy, however the continuous technological improvements can further reduce environmental impacts and optimize the use of esources such as raw materials, water, and energy.
Key drivers in the reduction of environmental impacts has been an improved process efficiency and reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and the move to biomass CHP plants and the use of residues for bio based products.