The Light Green Machine Institute

May 2018: 2018 LGMI Technology Tour

Last week, I completed what I am audaciously calling the 2018 Light Green Machine Institute Technology Tour. If you happen to be on the LGMI Board, don't worry, all the costs were picked up by Talo Analytic International.
It was a week of drinking from the leading-edge technology fire hose in Finland. I visited researchers and companies engaged in developing and implementing the newest technologies in the pulp and paper industry. Necessarily, this column is going to be a bit of a tease, for in one column I could not do just to the myriad discoveries from the trip. Suffice it to say, the industry is well, and the future looks very bright.
A number of companies are advancing ideas identified by the Light Green Machine Institute. In fact, I would say our signature target, replacing cast iron dryers with steel, is fairly quickly becoming the standard.
Many other technologies are moving forward, too. We'll cover them in coming months.
I would like to do a tour like this on an annual basis. If you think you would be interested in going next year, please drop me an email at with "2019 LGMI Technology Tour" in the subject line.

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Brian Brogdon, Ph.D.
Executive Director


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