Eka Chemicals sponsored the PPI Awards 2010 program category “The Efficiency Improvements of the Year”. The Indian company BILT Graphic Paper Products (Ballurpur), Bhigwan Unit won the category for their remarkable cost-cutting program with reduced fiber and energy consumption.
Byron Smith, director of Eka Chemicals' Pulp and Paper Europe division, handed over the trophy to Neehar Aggarwal, Senior Vice President Operations at BILT at the PPI Awards 2010 dinner and ceremony on Tuesday, November 16, in Brussels, Belgium.
The PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry and the target is to recognize the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector globally.
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Eka Chemicals, with 2,550 employees in 28 countries 2010, is a business unit within AkzoNobel. Turnover 2010 amounted to 1044 mEUR. Eka Chemicals is a leading supplier of bleaching chemicals, paper chemicals and systems to the pulp and paper industry throughout the world, and supplies certain special chemicals to the pharmaceuticals industry, water treatment, the electronics industry etc.
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