NewPage's R&D operation in Biron, Wisconsin, 'second to none' in the paper industry and essential to the company, says NewPage spokesperson; facility has been upgraded and expanded several times since it was first built
July 9, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– NewPage Corp.’s research and development operation has been essential to the company and is “second to none” in the paper industry, according to company spokesperson Phil Hartley, reported the Stevens Point Journal on July 8.
Work done at the company’s 42,000-square-foot R&D facility in Biron, Wisconsin, involves developing products and improving products and processes.
Millions of dollars have been saved through the research services team’s efforts that have allowed the company’s paper mills to make high-quality paper, the Stevens Point Journal reported, in a column by Hartley.
Recently, the NewPage research team, which includes about 42 people, identified a contaminated wood source and provided material identification analysis on a corrosion issue.
Consolidated Paper Inc. built the R&D facility in 1959, and it has since been expanded and upgraded several times, according to Hartley’s column.
The equipment is high tech, including such instruments as a scanning electronic microscope, which is equipped with an energy dispersive X-ray detector, and a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer.
The primary source of this article is the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on July 8, 2014. Click here to view full version of primary source's original article.