Pioneering Innovation in Pulp & Paper – Altum as part of the change

The pulp and paper industry plays a pivotal role in global commerce and daily life. With its significant economic footprint and an ever-increasing demand for sustainable solutions, the industry stands at the crossroads of innovation and efficiency.

To stay both viable and sustainable, the pulp and paper industry must continuously evolve and enhance its processes. For example, exploring the potential of tall oil as a sustainable resource is a promising avenue, while improving the efficiency of evaporators in pulp and paper mills can lead to significant energy savings and reduced environmental impact. Innovations in this area can transform the industry’s sustainability profile.

We here at Altum Technologies are actively involved in making the pulp and paper industry greener by improving different processes and making them more energy efficient: by removing and preventing fouling, our solution decreases the use of water, chemicals and energy, and by using our solution in the tall oil process, less energy and chemicals are needed for separation. With our ZPD technology improvements in the process happen without a need to stop production.

Part of our involvement in the improvement of the pulp and paper industry is our participation in TAPPI activities, trainings and committees. But what is TAPPI and what do they do?

TAPPI’s Commitment to Industry Advancement


TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) is a not-for-profit , volunteer-led association that plays a crucial role in the global pulp and paper industry, and serves as a hub for professionals in the pulp and paper industry and related fields.

They focus on driving innovation, setting industry standards, providing education, and facilitating networking and knowledge-sharing to support the growth and development of the industry.

They bring together thousands of professionals from diverse backgrounds, who share a common interest in improving the pulp and paper industry.

TAPPI has a strong emphasis on emerging technologies and driving innovation within the paper and packaging industry. While their roots are in pulp and paper, they also embrace other areas such as bioenergy, biofuels, renewable chemicals, sustainability, and nanotechnology.

They are committed to providing high-quality educational resources to support industry professionals in their day-to-day duties, as well as to facilitate research and academic pursuits. They organize over 30 international conferences, symposia, and courses annually, all of which are designed to meet the highest educational standards.

Altum’s Involvement with TAPPI – Working Towards Advancement in the Industry


Since our work focuses on helping industries both improve their processes and simultaneously become more sustainable, we are committed to being at the forefront of innovation. We are actively involved in the Plant Engineering Committee, and continue to attend different courses and conferences to connect with and learn more from industry experts: for example, our professionals have recently participated in the insightful Kraft Recovery Operations Course.

In line with our commitment to improve the industry through collaboration and innovation, Altum recently participated in the TAPPI Japan seminar and is eagerly looking forward to the TAPPI PEERS conference in the US this November. We see these events as invaluable opportunities to network with other industry professionals and to help companies discover innovative solutions to enhance their operations.

The pulp and paper industry’s journey towards sustainability and innovation is an ongoing one. By working with an organization like TAPPI, we ensure our participation towards the goal that this industry not only survives but thrives in the face of evolving challenges.

Together, we are shaping a more sustainable, efficient, and environmentally responsible future for the world of pulp and paper. Contact us to find out how you can improve your process and be a part of the change towards a better and greener industry.