2015 is the 100 year anniversary of TAPPI and we are celebrating the successes of the industry, people and companies who have contributed. Our celebration will focus on the innovative discoveries and breakthroughs by academic and industrial research groups over the past 100 years.
September 1, 2014 August
A wood chipper is a machine used to cut trees and limbs into woodchips. The larger chippers used by the paper industry are usually carried to the tree farms on semi-trailer trucks. The nick name for the larger chippers is tub grinder. These can handle sections of wood over eight feet in the grinder has carbide hammers which pulverize the wood into the chips and range from 200 to 1000 horsepower. The chips are usually conveyed on a belt to a truck to the mill and to be sorted by size and placed into the digester. Peter Jensen made the first wood chipper in Germany. His company has bee ... read more