|November 22, 2017|
|Case Study - Suction Box Rebuild|
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What Papermakers Are Thankful For
Accounts of the “First Thanksgiving” vary; but we know that President Abraham Lincoln made it official in 1863 with a proclamation that read, in part: “The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies… I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving.”
While Thanksgiving is considered a time for family and friends, we here at Ahead of the Curve had heard many papermakers refer to our industry as a type of extended family. With that in mind—and because tomorrow is officially Thanksgiving Day in the United States—we decided to visit the archives to TAPPI’s Member Spotlight to compile a few answers to two relevant questions:
We feel their answers create a brief look at “What Papermakers Are Thankful For.” We hope that they remind our readers what they, too, are thankful for on the job—including their coworkers, colleagues, and friends. Thank YOU for reading!
Danny Haynes – Tucker, GA
My favorite product is the unfolding paper robot; I love showing that video when teaching the Pulp and Paper merit badge. My future favorite paper product will be Harry Potter Paper—when we can give the ability to have moving images in a newspaper or magazine. It will be so cool and it seems so close to being a reality. An additional favorite are the videos by Domtar’s “Paper Because” which show just how helpful paper is to our daily lives. The series is a good reminder of the importance of the paper business.
D. Robert Hammond - North Haven, CT
My favorite example showcases increased functionality in a flexible package. Frito-Lay has developed a product that can detect a person’s blood alcohol level and even order them an Uber. It is called “The Party Bag” and features special sensors that can detect the blood alcohol level of anyone who breathes near it. If the circle turns green, then you are safe to drive. But if the person’s blood alcohol level is too high, the circle instead turns red and displays the words, “Don’t drink and drive.”
Paula Hajakian - Naperville, IL
Right now my favorite paper product is gypsum liner. The ability to create new gypsum board products with the help of papermaking capability provides a quicker time to market. Press board and coated recycled are also near and dear to my heart.
Michael Segal - Portland, ME
My favorite paper product is a blank sheet of fine coated paper. It has the potential to be anything and is a platform for creativity.
For a modest investment of $174, receive more than US$ 1000 in benefits in return.