Sunday, April 19, 2009

Annual Award "Forest Industry Trainer 2008" by AEL

Microbiology has regarded as a considerable area of paper industry support by Finnish training institute AEL a couple of days ago.

This award was definitely an issue of personal satisfaction for IM. The fact that the role of microbiological control of paper mills has been taken into consideration is the most important thing, however. Courses and lectures of P&P microbiology will focus the attention of personnel in this industry to the significant spares which are resulted by better maintenance of raw materials, run of the machines and quality of the products.

This award was given in the annual meeting of PI, Finnish Society of Paper Engineers. The forecasts of speakers in this meeting were optimistic ones and opinions seem to be pretty positive ones. Funding of several paper technology students also indicates these feelings. The final conclusion of this meeting can therefore be: P&P industry is not a "sunset branch" of global economy, no matter severe economical problems have arisen during last years. Paper and board is still needed worldwide, as well as new fiber-based bioproducts. Feelings after the meeting were therefore very good, indeed.


Helge V. Keitel said...

Congratulations. Sounds great. I interpret, you got the Annual Award. The right person, fine.

Juha V. Mentu said...

Thanks, Helge! It seems that mb is still an important subject of process & product control in P&P industry. The optimistic views of the speakers, concerning the future of Finnish P&P industry, were also nice to listen. Title of the meeting was actually "There is a light in the other end of a tunnel"! Even Jussi Pesonen was optimistic!

Helge V. Keitel said...

Juha, you have been consistent and doing a great work for a long time. That pays off.

The industries go up and down. This isn't the first, neither the last, recession.

Maybe Forestry can move to the sunny side of the street?

Do you have pictures from the event? Diploma? Press releases?

Juha V. Mentu said...

Helge, I think that the next issues of union's magazine (Paperi-insinööri?) and the magazine "Paperi ja Puu" will describe the main points of this annual meeting. Especially the presentation concerning "Aalto-yliopisto" was most interesting.