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2018 Trondheim


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2018, Trondheim, Professor Anders Karlström received the Arne Asplund Award. Based on his deep understanding of the fundamentals in refining in Mechanical- and Chemi-mechanical pulping, Anders has initiated a paradigm shift regarding the theory of refining by introducing the entropy model. This new approach offers tools to understand the interplay in the refining zone as regards to refiner operation, plate patterns and the produced pulp quality.

     

2016 Jacksonville


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2016, Jacksonville, M.Sc. Mikael Lucander belonged to the team winning the 2016 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their research and development from idea to industry scale of a new efficient type of grinding surface covered with defined diamonds.

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2016, Jacksonville, M.Sc. Olli Tuovinen belonged to the team winning the 2016 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their research and development from idea to industry scale of a new efficient type of grinding surface covered with defined diamonds.

     

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2016, Jacksonville, Dr. Tomas Björkqvist belonged to the team winning the 2016 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their research and development from idea to industry scale of a new efficient type of grinding surface covered with defined diamonds.

     

2014 Helsinki


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2014, Helsinki, Professor Per Engstrand received the Arne Asplund Award. The award was presented in recognition of his strengthening of the unique research approach in mechanical pulping at Mid Sweden University where industrial and academic challenges meet and merge.

     

2011 Xian


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2011, Xian, Mr. Keith B. Miles was selected as one of three recipients of the 2011 award. Mr. Miles has during a long professional career remained faithful to the Mechanical Pulping Division at the Institute, until retirement 2010. The today generally accepted concept of refining intensity, which has emerged from his work, has been a valuable tool in processing design and control of the relationship between specific energy and pulp quality in chip refining processes.

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2011, Xian, Dr. Marc J. Saborin was selected as one of three recipients of the 2011 award. Dr. Saborin has over the years made a number of contributions in order to improve the energy efficiency in chip refiner processes putting fundamental studies from Institutes into practice. He early adapted the concept of refining intensity, defined by Miles and May, for process optimizing in refiner processes regarding energy efficiency using high disc rotational speeds.

     

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2011, Xian, Dr. William C. Strand was selected as one of three recipients of the 2011 award. In 1989 Dr. Strand began the development and implementation of advanced pulp quality control systems for which he is most highly recognized. Strand's creativity of how to develop softwares has made it possible to implement his fundamental ideas in a large numbers of mill applications.

     

2009 Sundsvall


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2009, Sundsvall. Mr. Jan Hill graduated from KTH, Stockholm, and has during his professional career principally been associated with STFI, SCA Control System and Norske Skog. He was a pioneer in development of on-line equipments for optical measurement of fibre dimensions in pulp flows and used such fundamental fibre properties in design of quality control systems for groundwood
and TMP processes.

     

2007 Minneapolis


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2007, Minneapolis, Dr. Esko Härkönen received the 2007 Arne Asplund Award. The award was presented in recognition of the major contributions he made by providing experimental documentation to explain in detail the processes of defibration and subsequent fibre development during the refining process.

     

2003 Quebec


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2003, Quebec, Dr. Torbjörn Helle belonged to the team winning the 2003 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their development of methods for quantitative determination of collapsability and cell wall cracks in mechanical pulp fibers using SEM and image analysis. The methods have made it possible to optimize refining and thereby save energy.

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2003, Quebec, Per Olav Johnsen belonged to the team winning the 2003 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their development of methods for quantitative determination of collapsability and cell wall cracks in mechanical pulp fibers using SEM and image analysis. The methods have made it possible to optimize refining and thereby save energy.

     

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2003, Quebec, Dr. Kjell-Arve Kure belonged to the team winning the 2003 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their development of methods for quantitative determination of collapsability and cell wall cracks in mechanical pulp fibers using SEM and image analysis. The methods have made it possible to optimize refining and thereby save energy.

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2003, Quebec, Dr. Philip Reme belonged to the team winning the 2003 award. The prize was presented in recognition of their development of methods for quantitative determination of collapsability and cell wall cracks in mechanical pulp fibers using SEM and image analysis. The methods have made it possible to optimize refining and thereby save energy.

     

2001 Helsinki


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2001, Helsinki, Mr. Jan Sundholm was selected as recipient of the 2001 Award. He graduated from the Åbo Academy and has for many years been associated with the Central Laboratory KCL in Helsinki. Mr. Sundholm showed the importance of low preheating time as well as high speed refining to achieve reduced energy consumption in refiner mechanical pulping.

     

1997 Stockholm


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1997, Stockholm, Dr. Stuart Corson received the 1997 Arne Asplund Award. He graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1970 and was awarded a doctorate in engineering from the Norwegian University of Technology in Trondheim, in 1979. Dr. Corson pioneered work on the influence of wood properties in mechanical pulping and showed that a genetically differentiated Pinus radiata gives superior paper.

     

1995 Ottawa


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1995, Ottawa, Dr. Alkis Karnis was awarded the 1995 Award. He graduated from the University of Athens and earned an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Dr. Karnis was awarded a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from McGill University in 1965. He pioneered work with pulp characterization and
testing and made important contributions to the understanding of the relationship between pulp and paper properties.

     

1993 Oslo


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1993, Oslo, Professor Hans Höglund was awarded the 1993 Award. In 1992, he was appointed adjunct professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with mechanical pulping as his specialization and associated with sca as Deputy Director of Research. In 2000 he was appointed a professor in mechanical pulping at the Mid Sweden University. His early work centered on the effect of temperature and frequency on the visco-elastic properties of wood, and on the defibration/refining process.

     

1991 Minneapolis


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1991, Minneapolis, Mr. W. D. May, paprican, received the 1991 Arne Asplund Award, in recognition of his work in chip refining and thermomechanical pulping. Mr. May joined paprican in 1957 to work with Dr. D. Atack on the mechanism of mechanical pulping. With his coworkers, he developed a fundamental theory of chip refining which has improved our basic understanding of the process.

     

1989 Helsinki


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1989, Helsinki, Dr. Hans Giertz, professor of pulping chemistry at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (1956-84), received the 1989 Arne Asplund Award. Dr. Giertz was early to recognize the potential for improving fiber bonding properties through sulfonation. This early work became an important basis for his research in the fields of mechanical, thermo-mechanical and chemimechanical pulping.

     

1987 Vancouver


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1987 Vancouver, Dr. Douglas Atack, Director of Research, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada was selected to receive the 1987 Arne Asplund Award. The award was presented in recognition of the major contributions made by Dr. Atack in the field of mechanical pulping during the past 30 years.