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Traditional biocides of paper processes have some severe faults which are connected to their poor efficiency against most problematic microbes (spores, biofilm producers), their lacking specifity and rests in the environment.

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Comment by KK-Net on December 18, 2008 at 3:57pm
Juha, vastaan ruotsiksi: Den enes död är den andras bröd. Ehkä tässä käy näin?
Comment by Juha Veikko Mentu on December 18, 2008 at 3:39pm
En ole aivan tarkkaan selvillä, missä määrin Kemira myy kemikaaleja koti- ja ulkomaille. Biosidituotanto lienee Suomessa? Muut firmat ovat monikansallisia: BIM:llä vankka ruotsalaisomistus. Hercules, NALCO, EKA ja BANMARK operoivat vahvasti ulkomailla. Pienet yrittäjät, joita Suomessa on ollut 80-90-luvuilla muutamia, lienevät pian kadonneet. Toisaalta ei ole sanottu, onko biosideille kunnon markkinoita muuallakaan Euroopassa.

Asiakkaat vaativat nykyään -aivan aiheellisesti - hyvää ja nopeaa palvelua biosidifirmoilta. Kemira on ollut ainoa, jolla on ollut edellytyksiä tarjota tutkimuspalvelujaan myös kansallisille biosidiprojekteille. Kuinkahan tämän toiminnan käy?

Pian lähimmät, nopeasti reagoivat paperimb:n labrat ovat Hollannissa, Belgiassa ja U.S.A.:ssa - lukuun ottamatta pieniä ja vikkeliä Tampereen/Jyväskylän ja siilinjärven tutkimuslaitoksia! Jälkimmäiset voisivat alkaa harjoitella venäjän ja kiinan kieltä sekä Intian murteita!
Comment by KK-Net on December 18, 2008 at 10:33am
Juha, tässä Kemira-uutinen.

Kemiran Kerminen: Armottomuus yllätti

Torstai 18.12.2008 klo 10:13 (päivitetty to 10:17) Kauppalehti

Toimitusjohtaja Harri Kerminen, Kemira

Kemira ilmoittaa hakevansa uusilla toimilla noin 10 miljoonan euron edestä lisäsäästöjä.

- Liiketoimintaympäristö on ollut neljännen vuosineljänneksen aikana armottomampi kuin osasimme aavistaa ja näkyvyys on lyhyempi kuin koskaan aikaisemmin, toteaa Kemiran toimitusjohtaja Harri Kerminen.

Kemira ilmoittaa sulkeneensa ja sulkevansa edelleen huonosti kannattavaa tuotantokapasiteettia polymeeri- ja paperikemikaaliliiketoiminnassa.

Säästöohjelmaan liittyen Kemira kirjaa tämän vuoden viimeiselle neljännekselle noin 86 miljoonan euron kertaluonteiset erät.

Lähde: Kauppalehti
Comment by Helge V. Keitel on November 18, 2008 at 9:21pm
Juha, I've an idea. PPI needs regional writers. What if we would combine our efforts and offer PPI journalistic services. We know the industry. We've a network. We could offer a cost-effective alternative. What do you think?
Comment by Juha Veikko Mentu on November 18, 2008 at 11:27am
BOSTON, USA--Nov. 17, 2008-- RISI today announced the launch of a new global publication covering the entire pulp and paper industry. The new magazine, to be called Pulp & Paper International (PPI), will be sent to more than 30,000 subscribers throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Available in January 2009, the new PPI magazine will be BPA audited and will reach the largest print circulation in the pulp and paper sector.

Rhiannon James-van Beuningen, Senior Vice President, Marketing Services, RISI commented, "With ongoing globalization in the pulp and paper industry and the audience's need to know what's going on around the world, we have decided to unite the two most powerful magazines in the sector -- Pulp & Paper and its sister publication PPI -- to create one global force."

The new publication will deliver the same high-quality articles and columns that readers have come to rely on -- plus new information that will strengthen the magazine's content. Drawing on their experience from writing for both Pulp & Paper and PPI magazines, RISI's international team of editors -- Graeme Rodden, Mark Rushton, Felicia Willis and Annie Zhu -- will write and edit the new PPI magazine.

"The PPI team will attend more industry events and visit more mills than any other editors in the industry and will be the first to let readers know about the most important developments. This magazine will be essential reading for all levels of mill and corporate personnel," John Day, CEO of RISI, explained.

RISI has more than 60 staff editors, engineers and economists in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America that specialize in the pulp and paper industry. "This worldwide presence makes us the only true global information provider in the sector. The new magazine will offer the most comprehensive coverage in the industry and will reach more people around the globe than any other pulp and paper publication," Rhiannon said.

In addition, RISI announced that a new digital edition of the magazine will be available in 2009 with a projected circulation of 10,000 subscribers. They will also be expanding their Chinese coverage, which includes a new quarterly publication, Pulp & Paper International (PPI) China magazine. More details will be available later in the year.

Other plans for 2009 include several enhancements to the http://www.risiinfo.com/ website including:

-- A new digital white paper library
-- Enhanced technology channels with additional staff-written white papers and case studies
-- A new jobs board with enhanced listings and a resume databank
-- A new industry-wide events database

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood products, timber, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston (Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices in Brussels, Belgium; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Helsinki, Finland; and Charlottesville, Virginia. More information can be found at http://www.risiinfo.com/.

Source: RISI
Comment by KK-Net on October 30, 2008 at 2:06pm
Hello Elias, great comment. I learned through Juha's posting today that you'd a good event in Kouvola this week. I see that you commented Juha's posting already.

I agree: We all need some education about all the good things PMEU can do.

Olli just arrived back to Finland from Mexico. Macarena will get her B.Sc degree next month and she is coming to Finland.

We've several microbiologists and scientists on this network that could help us to spread the PMEU gospel.

There is big work, but this many to many communication platform is one place where we can plant the seeds.

Comment by Elias Hakalehto on October 30, 2008 at 1:49pm
The effective monitoring of the paper and pulp machine requires "a microbiological run protocol". This is inroduced by us in the BIOTOUCH concept where a little adjustment keeps the boat in right course, providing that the monitoring is carried out in an efficient way.

The tool for efficient monitoring of the process microbiology is PMEU (Portable Microbe Enrichment Unit). Finnoflag Oy has been putting into practise this approach in more than hundred projects so far. It is just so that we are selling not only a product but a vision. This needs education.
Comment by KK-Net on October 24, 2008 at 2:50pm
Juha, I see that your blog is getting a lot of international visitors. I think the word is spreading like we predicted. Your knowhow requires a global audience.
Comment by Helge V. Keitel on October 4, 2008 at 2:20pm
We have been talking about corporate blogs and personal branding.

10 Reasons You Should Start a Corporate Blog. I hope we can spread the idea to many new knowledge workers. It's a low cost marketing media that opens new avenues to new customers on a global scale.
Comment by KK-Net on October 3, 2008 at 5:54pm
Juha, You're doing great work in popularizing the importance of industrial microbiology. The questions are complex and difficult for the average man in the street (tuulipukukansa in Finland) to understand.

We need more readers and comments around these matters.

You're also doing novel things in "personal branding" which is why social media has been successful in US. Knowledge workers have grasped interactive tools that first were used by geeks, kids, and university students.


You bring deep knowledge about future industrial services that specialists used to discuss about in small circles and in internal seminars.

We're the punk rock promoters of new and novel open innovation methods.

I hope we get a lot of followers in the coming months. A broader readership will come to our sites little by little.

Innovators in every field have to start from scratch. There was this man in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. He started with 11 followers. In the age of Internet it will be easier for us to spread the word.

Have a great weekend!

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