Finnish experts to speak at Asian Paper Bangkok

Three different experts from Finnish companies will hold presentations during the Tissue World and Asian Paper Bangkok 2018 (June 6-8, 2018). The two long-standing events have merged to offer “an exclusive and invaluable business opportunity to all regional and international industry players operating in the sector of the Pulp, Paper, Tissue, Packaging and related industries”.

Serving the industry for more than 20 years now, both events welcome over 400 exhibiting companies and 6,000 trade participants globally on an annual basis.

Asian Paper is the largest ASEAN event serving the global pulp, paper, packaging and related industries. Asian Paper has proven to be the most trusted platform for industrial leaders and professionals to network, exchange ideas, and create business deals. It gathers key industry players to meet face to face and discuss the latest innovation, industrial trends and offerings of cutting- edge products and services through its exhibition and conference.

The Asian Paper exhibition focuses on the vertical segment of the paper industry, covering the entire value chain, from pulp, chemical, adhesive, machineries, parts, converters to paper and packaging products and services across the three-day event.

The theme for the conference is ‘Shaping Success: Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Paper, Packaging and Tissue’. This is a chance to explore the factors which will determine paper’s trajectory and how to optimise manufacturing resources to achieve sustainable growth and ultimately save costs. The Senior Management Symposium features national and international speakers.

On day one Jukka Luota, Paper Technology Manager – Asia Pacific Area, Valmet, Thailand will present ‘New Era for Paper Making with Advance Technology Compliance with an Industrial Internet’.

Paper and board producers are committed in creating innovative and sustainable end product solutions that allow brands to connect with consumers all around the world. Lightweighting is one of the fastest growing trends especially in the board making business.

Valmet’s Industrial Internet applications and services are built to improve the reliability and performance of the processes. Asset reliability optimization includes online monitoring, predictive diagnostics, and data analysis to improve mill and plant efficiency, to help to plan timely maintenance, and to prevent unplanned shutdowns.

Jukka has an overall experience of 20 years in the Paper Industry.. Jukka has been involved in 18 new paper machine Start-Up’s and 15 rebuild cases all over the world. Currently, Jukka is based in Thailand as Paper Technology Manager finding the best solutions for customer needs and giving technical support for the Asia Pacific region.

Trang Ly, Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting, Finland will hold a presentation titled ‘New Global Paper and Board Multi-Client Study’.

The world is finally recovering from long recession with GDP growth accelerating in Europe, Japan, China and USA. Resumed economic growth in the West is likely to boost the export packaging sector in Asia. Meanwhile, the box-intensive food sector and strong performance of retail business have positively influenced the Western packaging board markets through 2016-2017.

Pöyry’s new outlook “World Paper Markets up to 2030” provides description of key drivers and demand forecasts from 2016 through 2030 for ten product areas and circa 80 countries/country groups. The study seeks answers to how the paper and paperboard market is going to look like by 2030.

Trang Ly is working as Senior Consultant at Pöyry Management Consulting, focusing on megatrends, paper, packaging and consumer markets. She holds M.Sc. Degree from Aalto University (Finland) with major in packaging technology, bio-based materials and strategic management.

On day two Mikko Jalava, Sales Director, ABB Oy, Finland will hold his ‘Digital Mill Operations’ presentation. Today’s economic environment requires paper producers to make continuous efforts to improve their mill operations, while increasing production efficiency and product quality. To a great extent, the productivity of a paper mill depends on its management having a clear view of actual performance levels. Since mill performance is a result of several factors interacting within a complex industrial environment, performance maximization requires a deep understanding of production flows, the transparency of the manufacturing process and efficient tools for tracking production, measuring quality and optimizing the use of capacity, materials and energy.

ABB will present their solution for Digital Mill Operations with customer cases.

Mikko Jalava graduated with an MSc in Paper Converting Technology and has since been working in the paper/tissue Industry in various positions. Currently he is responsible for Collaborative Production Management Software sales at ABB Oy.


About Joakim Persson

Freelance business and lifestyle photojournalist

View all posts by Joakim Persson

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *