Topic: Dr Paul Kibblewhite, MBE

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A brief biographical article from Rotorua Daily Post 1993

"Dr Paul Kibblewhite of Forest Research Institute has been made a member of the British Empire for his research on wood fibre and kraft (chemical) pulp. The Rotorua scientist admits he was taken by surprise when he received a letter informing him of his MBE... He is regarded as the world's leading researcher on the forms of wood fibre ... Pinus radiata. During the past 22 years Dr Kibblewhite has published numerous papers and worked closely with New Zealand Pulp and Paper companies. He joined FRI in 1969 and has been head of the fibre and paper research programme since 1983. Dr Kibblewhite was a leading figure in a project begun in the 1970s which segregated wood chips into three classes according to the location the tree came from. ... he has presented seminar in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Norway and Australia since the late 1980s on the best ways of using radiata to maximise its properties"

From Rotorua Daily Post, 12 June 1993, p2.

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