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Buckman, the specialty chemical company known for its relentless focus to deliver innovative solutions for customers in paper manufacturing, water treatment, process chemistry, and leather processing, announced a new suite of immersive digital technology that combines artificial, augmented, and mixed reality capabilities. Supported by Buckman’s expanding Ackumen™ platform, Ackumen Connected Reality enables Buckman personnel and customers to see, collaborate and solve problems remotely, dramatically reducing response time, errors, costs, and downtime.

buckman“The pandemic only magnified the need for us to be able to collaborate and solve problems remotely,” said Dr. NM Rao, chief digital officer of Buckman. “Ackumen Connected Reality enables us to provide our customers with access to subject matter experts anywhere in the world to resolve, in just hours, issues that may have otherwise taken weeks with an in-person visit.”

Beyond collaborating remotely, Ackumen Connected Reality leverages 3D models and holograms that enable customers to make accurate space planning and logistical decisions prior to equipment installation, ensuring a smooth and surprise-free set-up which saves time and money from the start. Additionally, Ackumen Connected Reality provides documented guidance and access to expert advice via augmented reality technology so customers can solve routine maintenance, repairs, and operations (MRO) issues faster.

“We anticipate the continued need for remote collaboration post-pandemic and are excited about being able to offer this to our customers.” said Rao.

To learn more about Ackumen Connected Reality from Buckman, visit

https://www.buckman.com/smart-technology/ackumen-connected-reality/

About Buckman

Buckman is completely committed to helping our customers succeed, regardless of the challenges facing them, the industry they operate in or their location in the world. To fulfill that commitment, we surround our rigorously trained industry experts with the highest-quality chemicals, the latest smart technology, and advanced data analysis. All focused on helping our customers’ operations improve productivity, increase profitability, and ensure safety, compliance, and sustainability. That is more than chemistry. That is Chemistry, connected.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 08:18

Buckman Global Price Increase effective Oct 1

Buckman, a privately-held, global company specializing in innovative chemistry and smart solutions, announced global price increases of 15 to 20% for all product offerings. The price increases will become effective October 1, or as customer contracts allow.

buckmanPrice increases will vary depending on geographic region, solutions offered and market(s) served. In some areas, increases may be higher where local conditions may necessitate additional adjustments.

In the last 12 months, the chemical industry has experienced dramatic increases in global prices for primary feedstocks including crude oil, propylene, ethylene, natural gas, acrylonitrile, methanol, packaging, steel, aluminum and ammonia. Throughout the year we have witnessed significant global supply chain disruption, strong global demand and multiple natural disasters in North America that have and continue to put extreme upward pressure on raw material prices. These unexpected external events have escalated costs imposing an unsustainable strain that can no longer be solely absorbed by the company.

Buckman continues to drive operational excellence throughout its operations with the goal of minimizing the impact of these cost increases.

About Buckman

Buckman is completely committed to helping our customers succeed, regardless of the challenges facing them, the industry they operate in or their location in the world. To fulfill that commitment, we surround our rigorously-trained industry experts with the highest-quality chemicals, the latest smart technology, and advanced data analysis. All focused on helping our customers’ operations improve productivity, increase profitability, and ensure safety, compliance, and sustainability. That is more than chemistry. That is Chemistry, connected.

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 23:11

Kathy Buckman Gibson named Woman of the Year

Kathy Buckman Gibson was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry’s (TAPPI’s) Women in Industry Division at its recent annual PaperCon conference.

Kathy Buckman Gibson Kathy Buckman Gibson Buckman Gibson is a TAPPI Fellow and received the association’s Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award in 2007. She has served as a Trustee of the TAPPI Foundation and is a past Board Member of TAPPI, PIMA (Paper Industry Management Association), and the Center for Paper Business Industry Studies (CPBIS). She also served on the Board of the Pulp and Paper Foundation of North Carolina State University.

Buckman Gibson is an owner and Director of Buckman. She has been involved with the pulp and paper industry for more than 25 years while working at Buckman in various capacities including Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Chairman of the Board.

Currently Buckman Gibson is CEO and President of KBG Technologies, LLC, a joint venture between herself and Buckman established in 2018. KBG Technologies is a certified woman-owned business providing chemistries and smart technologies to the pulp and paper industry and water treatment market.

Buckman Gibson currently focuses her community efforts on expanding early childhood education and Pre-K in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.  She has also served in various leadership roles for National Girls Incorporated, United Way of the Mid-South, Mid-South Reading Alliance, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum and more. 

About Buckman

Buckman is completely committed to helping our customers succeed, regardless of the challenges facing them, the industry they operate in or their location in the world. To fulfill that commitment, we surround our rigorously trained industry experts with the highest-quality chemicals, the latest smart technology and advanced data analysis. All focused on helping our customers’ operations improve productivity, increase profitability and ensure safety, compliance and sustainability. That’s more than chemistry. That’s Chemistry, connected.

About KBG Technologies

KBG Technologies believes the right chemistry can mean the difference between good and great results.  Founded by Kathy Buckman Gibson, former chairman of the board of Buckman, KBG Technologies is a full-service distributor for Buckman as well as other chemical suppliers, providing personal customer service and a North American distribution network. As a certified woman-owned business, KBG brings a unique approach that not only helps facilities meet their profitability and efficiency goals, but also their diversity goals.

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Buckman, a global company that specializes in innovative chemical and smart solutions for the pulp and paper industry, will introduce ECHOWISE™, its newest non-invasive technology, at PulPaper in Helsinki, Finland. On 30 May, Buckman’s Mark Conyngham will discuss the advanced process control that ECHOWISE brings to the pulp and paper industry. The presentation will take place at 12:30-13:00 at the Forest Stage in the Exhibition Area.

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In addition, Junai Maharaj, Buckman’s CEO, is serving on the Business Forum’s Leading Change panel on 29 May at 15:30-16:25, and Buckman’s Rob Miller will present on the topic of “Predicting the impact of wood fibers processing using fluorescent carbohydrate binding modules” on 29 May from 13:45-14:00 in the Future Square.

Please visit Buckman’s booth 6e20 to learn more about its innovative chemistries, like Vybrant® enzymatic technologies for pulp brightness, Maximyze® enzymatic fiber refining, Busperse® 2454 deposit control, Oxamine® for paper mill influent and Recovery Boiler Advisor for leak detection.

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In May 2016 Buckman achieved OHSAS 18001 certification in Europe for implementation and operation of a management system for occupational safety and health, intended to control risks and improve performance. Europe joins four other Buckman associate companies – China, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa – to hold this prestigious certification.

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Buckman promotes their safety program, “Safe by Choice”, at all company and customer sites to raise awareness of safety and health issues in the workplace. Buckman is guided by the golden principle that all occupational illnesses and injuries can be prevented.

For this reason the OHSAS 18001 certification is the perfect tool to establish appropriate safety and health policy for companies like Buckman who encourage continuous improvement in all areas.  With this certification, Buckman completes its goal of maintaining the highest standard of production and quality in the chemical industry.

About Buckman
Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., USA. Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather and water treatment to deliver exceptional service and innovative specialty chemical solutions. Buckman's goal is to help customers boost productivity, reduce risk, improve product quality and provide a measurable return on investment. Buckman is committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace and promoting sustainable development, for its associates, its customers and its communities in more than 90 countries around the world.

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buckmanBuckman, a global specialty chemical company with expertise in creping, is showcasing its portfolio of innovative tissue and toweling products at Tissue World in Barcelona, Spain, March 17-19 . Buckman offers tissue manufacturers worldwide an unmatched combination of new technology, application and technical expertise. 

Exciting new technologies include Buckman’s TAD+sm Yankee dryer adhesive system for the through air dried process. This package removes process limitations that have been associated with the TAD process since its inception. The TAD+ coating package provides high levels of wet tack which allow the tissue manufacturer to significantly increase the moisture transfer at the Yankee and this in turn results in reduced energy consumption and increased production rates. 

The development and application of novel on-machine softeners, giving tissue manufacturers access to a lotion-like feel from a product applied on the tissue surface prior to the Yankee instead of in converting. This technology can be used in isolation or with the hugely successful Buckman® 691 softening technology applied in the wet end.

About Buckman
Buckman is a privately held, global specialty chemical company with headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., USA. Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather and water treatment to deliver exceptional service and innovative specialty chemical solutions. Buckman's goal is to help customers boost productivity, reduce risk, improve product quality and provide a measurable return on investment. Buckman is committed to safeguarding the environment, maintaining safety in the workplace and promoting sustainable development, for its associates, its customers and its communities in more than 90 countries around the world.
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Buckman, a global specialty chemical company with expertise in creping, is showcasing its portfolio of innovative tissue and toweling products at Tissue World in Barcelona, Spain, March 19-21.

Buckman offers tissue manufacturers worldwide an unmatched combination of new technology, application and technical expertise.  Our experienced associates help you innovate, improve quality, and capitalize on new opportunities. 

Exciting new technologies include Buckman’s SELECTsm Yankee dryer adhesive system.   This package provides coating optimization never before achievable with other Yankee dryer packages.  SELECT uses a combination of a robust hybrid adhesive in combination with a soft rewettable coating to allow the tissue manufacturer to optimize pressure roll attachment and coating adhesion levels independently. 

Buckman® 691 softening technology gives tissue manufacturers access to a lotion-like feel via a product that can be applied into the manufacturing wet end instead of converting.

Maximyze® 2535 and 2570 are recently developed enzymatic products which were created specifically to condition virgin softwood and recycled fiber.  This treatment can improve bonding strength, tensile, softness, and bulk as well as reduce energy usage.

Bubond® 818 is the newest generation of temporary wet strength resin. Designed to perform better per applied kilogram and delivered at a higher percent solids, Bubond 818 allows for lower addition rates while reducing the cost of delivery to the mill.

Buckman’s innovative creping technology for TAD, ATMOS and other structured tissue technologies results in better quality and significantly improved productivity for our customers. 

Visit us at Stand E150 in the exhibition hall or attend our Temporary Wet Strength presentation at the conference for more information on how these new products can help you improve your creping process. 

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Prestigious Award from the EPA is for Buckman’s Maximyze® Enzymes and Their Success in Energy Reduction and Decreasing the Amount of Wood Fiber Needed to Manufacture High-Quality Paper 

At ceremonies in Washington D.C., Buckman was presented with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the EPA for its Maximyze® enzymes comprised of natural catalysts to reduce energy and decrease the amount of wood fiber needed to manufacture high quality paper and paperboard. The award, the second for Buckman, is in the Designing Greener Chemicals Award category. This is the 17th year of the EPA awards program that recognizes the design of safer and more sustainable chemicals, processes and products.

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The award-winning Maximyze technology from Buckman consists of new enzymes and combinations of enzymes which allow for more sustainable production of paper and paperboard with improved strength and quality. These enzymes are derived from renewable resources and produced by fermentations, rather than typical chemical reaction methods. Maximyze enzymes provide a completely new way to increase paper strength. Previously, the papermaker was limited to the costly process of adding different pulps, increasing mechanical fiber treatment which requires significant energy expenditure, or using various chemical additives of which many are derived from non-renewable resources. 

“We are proud to be recognized by the EPA for our work on Maximyze with this prestigious award,” said Buckman Chairman of the Board Kathy Buckman Gibson. “Buckman is dedicated to serving our customers by providing innovative product and process solutions, while at the same time maintaining a culture committed to a sustainable future. We strive to use our knowledge to help make the world a better place for all. This award is particularly rewarding to us because it reflects success in both sustainability practices and product innovation.”

The name Maximyze refers to a group of products developed and sold by Buckman that are comprised of carefully selected and designed enzymes, derived from natural sources, that modify cellulose fibers. This technology is now being applied successfully in many paper mills around the world.

The use of Maximyze provides a variety of potential productivity, quality and environmental benefits to Buckman customers in the manufacture of tissue, paper and paperboard materials. These include:

- Improved paper product strength, which enables a reduction in the amount of cellulose fiber required to attain the necessary product performance specifications. In one application, the basis weight of the paper product was reduced by three pounds per 1,000 square feet with no loss of quality, resulting in a one percent reduction in the amount of wood pulp required, and therefore fewer trees were needed to create the same product. This amounts to the reduction of wood needed to produce these products by thousands of tons annually.
- Lighter weight paper or board translates into reduced resources required for shipping.
- Improved strength of paper made from recycled fibers, allowing a papermaker to use more recovered paper.
- Significantly reduces energy requirements for refining, up to complete elimination. Refining is an energy-intensive process that collapses the fiber and modifies its surface to improve inter-fiber bonding.
- Improves water removal in the papermaking process so less steam is required to dry the paper on the paper machine. The combination of enzyme action and reduced refining results in fewer fiber fragments and fines.
- Increases fiber choice flexibility. For example, the paper maker may be able to increase the proportion of hardwood fiber or recycled fiber used. To the papermaker this reduces cost. In addition, Eucalyptus (hardwood) plantations supply cellulose fiber much more quickly, requiring less forest land compared to softwoods.

“Each of these benefits has a different level of importance to each of our customers, whether they are looking for opportunities to use more plantation and less forestation hardwoods, more strength with less fiber in their paper and tissue, less energy usage, or lighter end-products,” added Buckman Gibson. “From a global environmental perspective, the Maximyze product portfolio is an excellent example of a technology with meaningful impact as we look for ways to reduce the strain on natural resources in the production of such basics as toilet paper, office and printing papers, and packing materials for a growing world population.”

“We congratulate Buckman on receiving this prestigious and well-deserved award,” said Suhas Apte, Vice President, Global Sustainability for Kimberly-Clark. “As Kimberly-Clark continues to pursue innovation to help us deliver against our challenging sustainability goals, we are encouraged to see our valued supplier partner recognized for its development of Maximyze enzymes, which offer Kimberly-Clark the potential for fiber choice flexibility and reduced energy usage.”

Buckman is a major innovator and leader in the international paper industry, with a commitment to stewardship and sustainability that demands continuous improvement. This commitment means Buckman is focused at all levels on preserving our environment through more efficient use of resources like energy and raw materials, minimizing the use of non-renewable resources, and maximizing safety for everyone involved with our products and processes. The Maximyze technology delivers these benefits. One major advantage of paper is that its basic raw material (trees) is renewable; the paper industry has a strong commitment to sustainability in maintaining forest lands. Yet there is also a major commitment to recycling: 63.5 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. is recovered (2010 statistics) and recycled to be reused back in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards are bestowed in five categories: Academic, Small Business, Greener Synthetic Pathways, Greener Reaction Conditions, and Designing Greener Chemicals. The 2012 award is the second for Buckman. In 2004, its Optimyze® Enzyme Technology to Improve Paper Recycling won the EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in the Greener Reaction Conditions category. Since the program launch by the EPA, some 1,500 nominations have been considered and only 87 awards given.


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Buckman will showcase its latest products and technology at Tissue World Americas 2012, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, March 20 through 23. Buckman is a regular attendee at Tissue World Americas, the only conference and exhibition targeted at the North and South American producers, converters, distributors, traders and suppliers of soft hygiene tissue paper.

Buckman offers tissue manufacturers worldwide an unmatched combination of new technology, application and technical expertise, and is continually striving to provide more effective and sustainable products for tissue manufacturers. Multiple new products and product advances will be showcased by Buckman at the event.

“This event and its associated technical conference covering new developments in the tissue business present an ideal platform for Buckman to demonstrate its leadership and innovation,” said Mark Christopher, Global Market Development Manager - Tissue. “At a conference and exhibition that have been very well received by the industry, we will be offering attendees a unique opportunity to learn about new techniques and methods to improve operations and profits.”

Among the products that will be featured by Buckman at Tissue World are:

Buckman’s SELECTSM Yankee dryer adhesive system.   This package provides coating optimization never before achievable with other Yankee dryer packages. SELECT uses a combination of a robust hybrid adhesive in combination with a soft rewettable coating to allow the tissue manufacturer to optimize pressure roll attachment and coating adhesion levels independently.

Buckman® 691 softening technology. This technology gives tissue manufacturers access to a lotion-like feel via a product that can be applied into the manufacturing wet end instead of converting.

Maximyze™ 2535 and 2523S are recently developed enzymatic products created specifically to condition virgin softwood and recycled fiber. This treatment can improve bonding strength, tensile, softness, and bulk as well as reduce energy usage.

Buckman’s innovative creping technologies for TAD, ATMOS and other structured tissue technologies, result in better quality and productivity for Buckman customers.

In addition to participation in the conference, Buckman’s Tissue Product Specialist Jackie Allen will present a paper as part of the Yankee Reliability Summit on Tuesday, March 20. Titled Sustainable Yankee Release Chemistry, and co-authored by Buckman’s Jackie Allen, Daniel Glover and Jian Tan, the paper addresses Buckman’s most recent product development efforts centered on readily biodegradable Yankee releases derived from mostly food-grade vegetable materials. Yankee releases have been traditionally produced from petroleum based raw materials.   Replacing these non-renewable petroleum oils with this new, renewable technology, can provide reduced usage, increased stretch for unit used, and a much cleaner Yankee edge – all characteristics that tissue makers welcome.   This paper will show a portion of the laboratory techniques and data used for product development as well as mill evaluation data on a high-speed tissue machine.

Attendees can visit Buckman at Booth 550 in Exhibition Hall A for more information on Buckman products and technologies.

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Friday, 01 July 2011 21:47

Buckman Announces Global Price Increase

Buckman is announcing a global price increase on all products and programs of up to 20%. Pricing adjustments will depend on the specific product or program and region of the world. Increases will be effective July 1, 2011.

 

This price increase, which is driven by mounting raw material, transportation, and energy costs, will enable Buckman to continue to provide the high quality service and support that our customers expect. Buckman will work closely with customers to leverage our innovative practices and unique application expertise in an effort to defray the impact of these increases.

 

source: Buckman

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