Thomas Granfeldt awarded the Arne Asplund Award at the 33rd IMPC conference

Jun 5, 2024

Professor Thomas Granfeldt was awarded the 2024 Arne Asplund Award at the International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC). The conference was arranged between May 27-29 in Sundsvall, Sweden and was joined by industry experts and researchers from across the globe.

Göran Bengtsson, Chairman of the Arne Asplund Award Foundation, together with the 2024 award winner Thomas Granfeldt.

The International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) aims to facilitate impactful discussions and networking among expert professionals from both academia and industry in the mechanical pulping sector. During the conference the The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award is rewarded to a person or persons in recognition of outstanding achievement in the research and development of mechanical pulping technology. The award consists of a gold medal and an honorarium of SEK 25,000.

The prize was awarded on May 28th to Professor Thomas Granfeldt during the prize ceremony held at the City Hall in Sundsvall. Over the past four decades, Granfeldt has made significant contributions to the field of high-yield pulping researchencompassing both TMP and CTMP processes. However, the primary focus has been on the CTMP process, particularly involving various hardwood species.

Thomas Granfeldt after receiving the 2024 Arne Asplund Award at the city hall in Sundsvall.

The award is endowed every second year by The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation to promote the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp.