Wesel, March 31, 2008

Paper - from bulk to brilliance

Wesel, March 26, 2008: To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of SPCI – the Swedish Association of Pulp and Paper Engineers – BYK Additives & Instruments is sponsoring the “Outstanding Paper Award”.

The high-tech potential and diversity of daily used paper is often underestimated. More than 4,000 different paper qualities are in common use and a whole variety of specifications are available for niche products and specialist applications. The diverse nature of paper is due to different raw materials, along with a wide range of production and converting methods. 
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of SPCI – the Swedish Association of Pulp and Paper Engineers – BYK Additives & Instruments is sponsoring the Outstanding Paper Award.

BYK, an additive supplier to the paper industry in the field of paper surface improvement / refinement, is honouring outstanding papers which deal with the capabilities, possibilities and uses of paper. We are looking for papers which fulfil at least one of the following topics:
• use of raw materials 
• production – ranging from handcrafted methods to machine speed records • converting and surface refinement 
• final application 
• other extraordinary characteristics

The best 25 papers submitted on the capability of this highly versatile material will be presented on stage at the Stockholm Gröna Lund Anniversary Party at 10:00 p.m. on the evening of 28 May 2008. The winner will receive an award of € 1,000.00. 
To enter this competition, send a brief outline of your paper, along with a photograph or sample of the material by 21. May 2008 at the latest to: 
BYK-Chemie GmbH 
Arne Krolle 
Abelstrasse 45 
46483 Wesel Germany 
Arne.Krolle@altana.com 
www.paperbyk.com