Mr Peter Herdman, Exploratory Research Manager
ArjoWiggins R&D, United Kingdom
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Originally a theoretical physicist. Worked for over 30 years in the paper industry in many research roles, including diagnostic trouble shooting, process control, application of AI. He has acted as consultant and external examiner in Paper Science and Process control having had strong links with Grenoble, Manchester and Cambridge, he also spent a period as visiting Guest Scientist at the university of Toronto. More recently his major interest has been intelligent paper with 3 projects funded by the European Union. Currently Exploratory Research Manager, a position which involves wide ranging academic contact.
The world's leading producer of premium papers and high-tech materials, Arjowiggins is not a conventional paper manufacturer, for it integrates the latest technological advances into all of its products, providing customers with original solutions adapted to their needs.
Its strategy: innovation for customers. This effort is supported by the 215 engineers in the Technology and Innovation Department, whose contributions have enabled the company to patent over 1,500 products and solutions.