Announcements

  • Webinar Alert! The science behind energy efficient homes

    Apr 9, 2020 12:00 PM (ET)

    Energy efficient homes reduce unnecessary energy consumption resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and demands for nonrenewable resources.In this class we will explore the following topics:
    •What is an Energy Efficient Home
    •What is a Carbon Footprint
    •Energy source and use
    •Electromagnetic spectrum and Infrared Radiation
    •Implication of Sun’s path over a house in terms of energy efficiency
    •Steps to make a home “Energy Efficient”
    •Energy efficiency and windows
    •Energy efficiency and window shades
    •Indoor air quality related to energy efficient homes
    •Question and Answers
  • TAPPI 2020 FIBERGLASS MAT TECHNOLOGY Committee Meeting to Include a Tour of Johns Manville Technica

    TAPPI’s 2020 Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee Meeting, August 25-27, 2020 at the Westin Hotel in Denver, Co., includes the opportunity to tour the Johns Manville Technical Center in Littleton, Co.

    Tim Worms, Marketing Manager, 3M, will present the 3M Market Forecast and Overview on Tuesday, August 25. He will share insight into the shingles industry and how it relates to residential construction.

    The meeting will include the updated Fiberglass Mat Production Technology Short Course featuring a panel of industry expert instructors who will review the fiberglass mat process, and focus on interactions of process chemicals affecting dispersion, foaming, surface tension and final mat properties in fiberglass mat manufacturing production.

    Wednesday, August 26 participants will tour the Johns Manville Technical Center in Littleton, CO. No photography or video will be allowed during the tour.

    The meeting registration includes networking opportunities with suppliers and manufacturing personnel including the reception and sponsors’ tabletop display on Tuesday evening and a group dinner after the tour on Wednesday. 

    The meeting will conclude on Thursday, August 27 with a full day of technical presentations covering improving quality, safety and reliability in the fiberglass mat production process.


    Registration is open for the meeting. Take advantage of the early bird rate by registering before July 28. Learn more and register at the meeting’s website, tappifibertech.org. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Tyler Mast, TAPPI Divisional Manager, [email protected]  or 770-209-7248.

    @Matthew Przysiecki

  • Stay Informed about the Coronavirus and TAPPI Events

    Hello everyone,

    I know that you, your families and our members are all concerned about COVID-19 Coronavirus.
    We certainly share your concerns.

    We encourage everyone to make responsible decisions to stay home if they are sick.We ask that those who have traveled abroad in the last 14 days to countries on the CDC list, please refrain from attending in-person events as a courtesy to fellow members and guests.

    TAPPI, along with our allied associations, are closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) on a global basis. Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of the attendees of our events. As is the case with any external force that has a potential impact on our events, we are monitoring conditions closely and are prepared to address any significant changes. In the event a scheduling change is necessary, we will immediately post that information to our website.

    Please see the links below for the latest updates on this situation:
    U.S.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html
    Europe https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/home and https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china
    World Health Organization https://www.who.int/ith/2019-nCoV_advice_for_international_traffic/en/ 

    We thank you for your continued support of TAPPI and the industry. We will continue to update you on a weekly basis concerning TAPPI’s planned Events for 2020.

    Best Regards,

    Larry

  • Jump start your corrugated career this March

    Reserve your "courtside" seat today for the best corrugated course in the industry.

     

    Best Practices on the Corrugator course offers an essential curriculum tailored to help you sharpen your knowledge with proven methods used to reach peak performance for reliable and efficient operation. Address real-world issues and get the latest industry solutions that influence higher productivity, better quality board and reduce waste. Bring your output defects and let the team of industry experts suggest ways to improve the quality of your products. Register today.

  • New Ask the Expert coming April 8th to the Open Forum

    Our 2nd AMA will take place in the TAPPI Connect Open Forum on April 8th at 10AM. 

    The Papermachine Operations AMA with course chair @Jim Atkins will be a 1 hour event where you will be able to ask questions regarding the course and get real-time answers from Jim and other course instructors themselves.

    More info to come!​
  • Introducing the Wipes Global Committee

    Why this committee? Because wipes are becoming more and more an integral part of our life, with a wide spectrum of application whether industrial or personal.

    With many advocates around the world, Wipes are still a controversial item for many, especially in terms of environmental impact. The Committee role includes among others: addressing the problems and misconceptions surrounding wipes usage; filling the knowledge to practice gap, by providing a scientific exchange platform; and more importantly, drive and make positive changes in the wipes specialized industry.

    We are looking forward to start with a distinguished team of international experts in the industry, out-of-the-box thinkers, to share our own perspectives with regional/global exposure.

    We would like to call all of you; machine suppliers, raw material manufacturers, scientists, teachers, students, to join this committee… Let us make innovative and significant contributions to the wipes industry.

    I wish to have an engaging and productive committee works for the benefit of all TAPPI members.

    We aim to make this committee richer in itself, with a win-win situation for all.

    Every idea is important!

    @Bechara Michael Dib


    B. Michael Dib
  • TAPPI Standards and TIPs Announcements

    Topics
    1. Announcement of TAPPI Standards in Ballot
    2. Announcement of TAPPI TIPs under review
    3. Members for Working Groups of TIPs needed
    4. SSIG Members Needed
    5. Standards Coming Up For Review
    6. Announcement of SARG Meeting
    7. Welcome back @Priscila Briggs
    8. Acronyms You May Need to Know
    9. Searching and Ordering TAPPI Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods


  • Rise Against Hunger is back at PaperCon 2020

    We wanted to take a quick second to remind everyone that the Rise Against Hunger event is back at this year's PaperCon 2020. 

    If you are interested in being a part of this community service project, it is free to register and open to all, just add it to your PaperCon registration. 

    Ask about how to sponsor this awesome event!
    You can reach out to me at: [email protected]


  • TAPPI Connect Offers Mentor/Protégé Program

    Next enrollment window opens April 1-30, 2020

    One of unique network building resources available through TAPPI Connect is the TAPPI Connect Mentor Match program, an effective platform to share resources and experiences between mentors and protégés. Participation in Mentor Match is open to any current TAPPI member. Both Mentors and protégés must apply during the enrollment window (next one is April 1-30, 2020), and are then matched-up to work together according to their needs, interests and talents. The mentoring will take place over the course of 6 months and can be extended to meet each team’s needs. Participants can communicate however they choose; through TAPPI Connect, phone, Skype or email.

  • Mentor Match Kick-Off Call - November 6th 10AM - 11AM

    Calling all Mentors and Protégés

    Enrollment Open until October 31st!

    1. Are you a professional with 5+ years job experience that is willing to help guide and enlighten future industry experts?


    Become a Mentor

    Sign-up anytime between Now and October 31

    2. Searching for expert advice? Need assistance exploring new research parameters?

    Look no further!

    Become a Protégé

    Sign-up anytime between Now and October 31
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    Need more info first?

    Learn more about Mentor Match at TAPPI Connect, TAPPI's platform to collaborate, share knowledge, problem solve and expand your personal and professional networks.

    All Mentors and Proteges that sign up will be invited to the Mentor Match Kick-Off Call - November 6th 10AM - 11AM. 


  • TAPPI Connect Webinar - Why your committee should use it?

    If you missed today's Webinar - TAPPI Connect - Why your commitee should use it - no worries, we recorded the presentation and have added it here for you!

  • TAPPI Connect Ask the Expert

    When:  Sep 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET) 
    Associated with  Open Forum

    Our Ask the Expert Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course Session with Jeff Peters will take place Thursday, September 26th from 10AM – 12PM (EST).

    Post your questions, and our experts will respond as quickly as possible. If Jeff does not have an opportunity to respond to your question within the time-frame, we will follow up with you in the next week.

    Your questions that are presented to Jeff must be related to the Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course or the Tissue Industry. We also want to mention that these answers are only from one standpoint and are not the single definition or only answer.     

    Let’s Meet the Expert

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    Jeff Peters - BTG Americas

    Tissue 201 Course Co-Chair

    Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He started his career with Hercules Incorporated.  Over his 23 year career, he spent time in field sales, global tissue applications, tissue business management, and global tissue marketing.  Jeff left the paper industry for a few years to test his entrepreneurial spirit.  Eight years ago, he joined BTG Americas as the organization's tissue applications manager.

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    Antitrust Policy - https://connect.tappi.org/antitrust

  • TAPPI Academy and The Packaging School Partnership

    TAPPI is pleased to announce a partnership with The Packaging School, the exclusive licensee of a professional packaging curriculum developed at Clemson University, to offer online education to our members.

  • New Young Professionals Website

    The new YP Division site will be a helpful tool for facilitating the division’s mission: to help guide and enhance the personal and professional growth of all TAPPI young professionals with a strong emphasis on communication, collaboration, and networking.

    New features on the site include an event calendar specifically for YP events, a news section, and the ability to subscribe to the quarterly YP newsletter so that all who are interested in the division can stay connected and informed. The member resources section contains a YP spotlight archive, and YP Division award and scholarship information that identifies, highlights, and rewards rising stars in the paper, pulp, and related industries. The site also provides YP members the ability to apply for open committee and board positions that can help you get active in the YP community, and other TAPPI divisions.

    Visit the YP website at yp.tappi.org for more information and updates.

  • TAPPI Connect Mentor Match Kick-Off Call 5.13.19

    Hi All, 

    Attached is the Mentor Match Kick-Off Call from Monday, May 13th, 2019. If you are currently a part of the Mentor Match program but you were not able to make the call please view what we went over here. 

    Also, if you are interested in learning more so you can get involved in the program, please watch the teleconference.

    If you have any questions or comments please reach out to me, Kristin Whitman,  here on TAPPI Connect or by phone of email. My contact info can be found on my profile page: https://connect.tappi.org/people/kristin-whitman
  • Setting the Pace for a Sustainable Future @ PaperCon!

    TAPPI’s Young Professionals division is excited to announce our PaperCon 2019 session, “Setting the Pace for a Sustainable Future”! As individual contributors of a global issue, young professionals have the potential to make a change in the way we manage resources and impact our communities. Particularly, young professionals in the paper industry can lead efforts to put our industry in the center of a movement that is getting momentum and that is important for our generation. We want to be agents of positive change and, as an industry, we can be. We invite you to participate in our session on Monday May 6th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Listen to arguments from three industry leaders, bring your questions and stories and get ready to be the change!