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Six New Inductees Named to Paper Industry International Hall of Fame

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The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Appleton, Wis., USA, reports that its membership roster will expand to 123 on October 9 with the induction of six more paper industry notables who have been chosen as the 20th anniversary induction class. Arne Asplund, Hardev S. (Doug) Dugal, Martin Keyes, William M. Gilbert, Marja-Sisko Ilvessalo-Pfäffli, and George Tomlinson will join 117 previous members of the Paper Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies October 9 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton.
 
The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who, through their inventions, initiative, and efforts, have built or improved paper and allied industries worldwide. Each of the six inductees is being recognized in one or more categories, including Academic, Entrepreneur, Founder, Leadership, Inventor/Innovator, and Research & Development. Inductees are from Canada, Finland, Sweden, and the U.S.
 
Asplund, Stockholm, Sweden, (deceased) was founder and chairman of Defibrator Group (now Metso), after inventing and refining the process of thermomechanical pulping, which revolutionized the pulp and paper industry in the 1970s. Dugal, Appleton, Wis., USA, was director of the Environmental Division at the Institute of Paper Chemistry, the founder of Integrated Paper Services Inc. (IPS), and a founder of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame. Keyes, Waterville, Me., USA, (deceased) was the founder and president of Keyes Fibre Co.(now Huhtamaki) after inventing the process to use molded pulp. He invented the machine to make molded pulp, produced a commercially viable product, and created a demand that now reaches around the world.
 
William Markley Gilbert, Menasha, Wis., USA, (deceased) was the founder and president of Gilbert Paper Co. Under his leadership, the production, sale, and distribution of fine writing papers were revolutionized. Ilvessalo-Pfäffli, Helsinki, Finland, (deceased) was research manager for fiber physics at KCL. Her book, The Fibre Atlas, is regarded as a "bible" for fiber microscopists. Tomlinson, Westmont, Que., Canada, (deceased) is the inventor of the chemical recovery boiler, still used today. It made the kraft pulping process energy efficient and opened new markets and sources of wood pulp. 
The 20th annual ceremony will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 8 p.m. Attendees also will have the opportunity to witness the hanging of commemorative plaques at the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame within the Paper Discovery Center located at 425 W. Water St., along the Fox River in Appleton, in the historic Atlas Paper Mill.
 
Reservations and sponsorships for the induction event can be made through the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame office at 920-380-7491.

 

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