Date Range: 1915 - 1997
Arthur Raymond (Ray) Sloman worked in Burnie, Tasmania, for Associated Pulp and Paper Mills (APPM) from 1939 to 1965, as a researcher and as a pulp and paper chemist.
Ray Sloman developed and patented two innovations in chemical wood pulping - the "two stage cook" and the "continuous counter-current cook". Continuous counter-current cooking was to become the standard technique for chemical wood pulping. From 1965 until 1971 Sloman was a partner with a Melbourne consulting engineering busineess, Burghart, Sloman and Associates, in which APPM was the third partner. From 1971 to 1982 he was a consultant to the pulp and paper industry.