Announcements

  • Do the Selfies Shuffle to help students achieve a future career in the pulp and paper industry

    Whether you are a triathlete or a self-professed couch potato, it’s time to put on your shoes and do the Selfie Shuffle.

    TAPPI’s 17th Annual Runnability Fun 5K Run/Walk is taking a different route this year. Participants will still run or walk to help students achieve a future career in the pulp and paper industry, but they will do it on their own schedule, in a location of their own choosing, between May 4-18, 2021. Participants just need to send TAPPI their results using a “selfie” commemorating the moment.

    Discover how you can do the Selfie Shuffle!

  • Hear Instructor Jeff Peters talk about the upcoming Tissue 101 Virtual Training!

  • Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course - Virtual

  • Richard Christner received TAPPI PEERS 2020 Outgoing Committee Chairs Award

    Our former committee chair Richard (Rick) Christner was honored with Outgoing Committee Chairs Award in TAPPI PEERS 2020 for his outstanding leadership and exceptional service in committee activities. Congratulations to Rick!
  • Want to Get Involved and Learn More about TAPPI Standards, TIPs and Useful Methods? Here is how!

    Need more technical information about tissue production? TAPPICon 2021 features an entire track on all things tissue. Join us April 25 – 28 in ATL.

  • TAPPI Young Professionals Division to Host Series of ‘Connect’ Takeovers

    Starting in October, the TAPPI Young Professionals (YP) Division will be taking over TAPPI Connect at 10 AM EST on the second Monday of each month until the end of the year. These interactive sessions, which will act as an extension of the virtual orientation event the Young Professionals Division hosted in August, will feature interviews with the three keynote speakers from the event, John Edwards, Lexi Ivan, and Mark Lewis. The virtual orientation, which helped introduce early career professionals to all that TAPPI has to offer, generated a lot of interest from participants, so the YP Division decided to continue conversations with the keynotes on TAPPI Connect, a virtual forum for the TAPPI community.  The discussions will focus on important soft skills areas including leadership, communication, and professional relationships.  

     

    During each interview, facilitated by Garrett Fisher, YP member and host of the TAPPI YP Perspectives Interviews, keynotes will share their personal experience and advice on a variety of topics including how to handle adversity in the workplace, advice on career transitioning, and ways to build a foundation to become a strong leader. Throughout the week, Garrett and Stephen Bussa, TAPPI YP Division Director of Membership, will also be posting a series of discussions questions on Connect based on that week’s keynote interview so participants can weigh in and gain valuable feedback from other industry professionals, as well. Paper, pulp, packaging, tissue, and related industry professionals of all experience levels are invited to participate.

     

    If you are interested in watching the interviews or want to participate in the forum discussions, simply log in to TAPPI Connect and click on the Open Forum community tab at any time after the interview has been posted. This programming is just one example of the type of resources TAPPI can offer early career professionals. For a list of other membership benefits, or to join the TAPPI YP Division, visit yp.tappi.org. Want to get your boss on board to help fund the membership? Here’s a sample email for new members looking to join.

     

    TAPPI Connect Takeover Schedule

    Week of October 12th: John Edwards of Domtar

    John's session will include broad topics primarily focused on how to handle adversity in work settings and how to build a foundation to become a better leader.

     

    Week of November 9th: Lexi Ivan of Yates Engineers

    Lexi’s session will focus on career transitioning, management of young generations newly entering the workforce, and the barriers that young professionals must surmount when pursuing introductory leadership positions.

     

    Week of December 14th: Mark Lewis of Sustainable Fiber Technologies

    Mark's session will examine what it takes to run a company, as well as some advice for those looking to challenge the status quo of the industry.

     

    About TAPPI Connect

    TAPPI Connect is a free resource for all TAPPI members and can be accessed by logging in with the same username and password used to log into TAPPI.ORG. Not familiar with Connect? Here are a variety of resources and how-to videos that can help.

     

    About the TAPPI YP Division

    The TAPPI Young Professional (YP) Division is where undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and early career professionals come together to develop their leadership and technical skills, and to build relationships with peers and experienced industry professionals from across the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, and related industries. If you’re interested in learning about other upcoming activities or resources the TAPPI YP Division can offer, or if you would like to get involved in the YP Division, visit yp.tappi.org.

  • Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee Meeting is still happening in October 2020!

    Thursdays

    October 1, 8, 15, and 22

    11AM-1PM EDT


    Join TAPPI’s Nonwoven Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division for four sessions in October as we cover the topics that matter most to the industry.

    Each week’s session will focus on a different topic and provide insight from two or three different industry experts. Q&A will follow each session.

    Sessions include:

    • October 1: Market--featuring the ever-popular 3M Annual Economic Forecast and a two-part presentation, Basic and Practical Aspects of Papermaking.
    • October 8: Technology—learn about Advances in Fiberglass Mat Online Measurement Techniques and Binder and Coating Application on Wetlaid Nonwoven Glass Fiber Mat
    • October 15: Workforce—gain insight into how industry and local community college interactions can help improve employee recruitment efforts and employee development. Learn about the strategies mills have undertaken to shore up the knowledge gap in their organizations and how they are adapting to the changing workforce.
    • October 22: Safety—details to come.

    View the program and meet the presenters.

    Registration for this virtual series is open. You can register for individual sessions or the entire series—the choice is yours!

    Plans can change... especially these days. Registration is now modifiable. Modifying your registration is easy.

  • The TAPPI Journal Vault is Open

    Open Access Allows Free Downloads of TAPPI Journal Articles Dating Back to 1989

    TAPPI Journal’s (TJ) modified Open Access (OA) publishing model makes it easier than ever to access its published articles, which in turn, increases researcher engagement and makes research more visible.

    How does it work? For the first year after publication, TAPPI members are able to download articles published in TJ for free as an exclusive member benefit and nonmembers can download the articles for a fee. On the one-year anniversary of the issue’s publication, the articles are accessible at no charge to everyone.

    Currently there are over 4,300 articles available to download for free with more added each month. Don’t be overwhelmed! You can easily search by topic, author or issue date from tappi.org.

    TAPPI also curates the best of the best TJ OA articles in a special  TAPPI Journal Throw Back Thursday (#TJTBT) campaign on social media. Simply follow TAPPI on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and watch for the #TJTBT posts where we shine the spotlight on award winning articles, special issues and key contributors. Join the new TAPPI Journal LinkedIn Group for more insights into what’s happening with TJ.

  • Bob Matzka received TAPPI PEERS 2019 Engineering Division Leadership & Service Award

    One of our committee members Robert (Bob) Matzka was honored with Engineering Division Leadership & Service Award in TAPPI PEERS 2019 for his outstanding leadership and exceptional service in division activities. Congratulations to Bob!

  • TAPPI PEERS 2019 Best Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee Paper Announced!

    Congratulations to Alexis Metais. His paper “Use of Ozone for Cooling Towers” has been selected as the TAPPI PEERS 2019 Best Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee Paper.

  • Plant Engineering and Project Management Committee Monthly Call - October 2020

    Our committee monthly meeting is open to all Tappi members. Please feel free to join us!

    12:00 to 13:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 2020
    +14704272623 (Dial-in Number)

    Conference ID: 950573989
  • YP Events coming up in August!

    We have two events coming up this August with the YP Division. 

    The first ever Virtual Orientation on August 20th, 2020, at 7PM EST and our third Virtual Mixer on Wednesday, August 26th at 3 PM EST
  • TAPPI’s Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

    TAPPI’s Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course can help you expand your understanding of kraft pulp mill operations, become better equipped to troubleshoot, and increase your confidence in interactions among engineers and operators.

    Learn More: TAPPI.org/IKPBCV
  • Request for Expert on Attracting and Retaining Mill and Plant Staff

    The Fiberglass Mat Committee is looking for a speaker at an upcoming Virtual Conference.

    We are interested in hearing from someone who is able to discuss methods and tactics for attracting and retaining mill staff.

    Too often workers treat Fiberglass Mat/Shingle/Paper employment as fluid and temporary. 

    The pool of good workers is shallow due to rural location of the mills, Covid restrictions, and nomadic tendencies.

    What tactics and strategies work best to retain mill workers.

    If you are knowledgeable and have experience speaking on this topic, please contact @John Norton at [email protected]

  • Plant Engineering and Project Management Committee Monthly Call - July 2020

    Our committee monthly meeting is open to all Tappi members. Please feel free to join us!

    12:00 to 13:00 pm, July 30th, 2020
    +14704272623 (Dial-in Number)

    Conference ID: 950573989
  • Virtual Book Launch Party - Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition

    Hello!
    TAPPI is hosting Virtual Book Launch Parties on Facebook Live! every Tuesday in July. I’ll be talking about the Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7. It would be great if you could login and ‘virtually’ cheer me on. We are giving away a free ebook copy of the publication, too. All you need to do is like, comment, or share the post.

    Please feel free to invite others! We might have time to answer a few questions, too.

    Hope to see you there!  

  • All TAPPI/NPT2 Comprehensive Format eLearning courses are discounted by 15% through June 30!

    TAPPI Offers 15% Discount on NPT2 eLearning Courses

    Now is a great time to take advantage of virtual learning with customizable eLearning courses.

    The National Network for Pulp & Paper Technology Training (NPT2) comprehensive eLearning courses are designed to quickly and thoroughly train both new operators and new technical professionals. They can also fill technical gaps for experienced operators so they can better train new operators. These introductory/intermediate-level technical courses are comprehensive in content, and were designed by experienced educators who have taught this content to thousands of mill personnel in over 250 class sessions at 200+ mills and organizations.

     Individuals can purchase streaming access directly from tappi.org. All “Comprehensive” format courses are discounted by 15% through June 30, 2020. Enter promo code: elearn15 at check out. Courses include:

    • Pulp Manufacturing Technology
    • Paper Manufacturing Technology
    • Recycling Technology
    • Chemical Recovery
    • Environmental Control
    • Pulp & Paper Testing Labs
    • Tissue Manufacturing Technology
    • Wet End Chemistry
    • Coating Technology
    • Paper Machine Optimization

    NPT2 also offers site licenses providing the lowest cost per user to companies with multiple locations anywhere in the world.

    The site license provides for unlimited use for training of all employees at your site and the content can be customized to your specific mill, processes, equipment, products and audiences. In addition, the site license includes educational training support including training guides and implementation consult with Dr. Michael Kocurek, Director NPT2 Coastal Alabama.

    For more information on the NPT2 eLearning courses and how get the customizable training started at your facility, contact TAPPI Training, [email protected] or 770-209-7242.

  • Plant Engineering and Project Management Committee Monthly Call - June 2020

    Our committee monthly meeting is open to all Tappi members. Please feel free to join us!

    12:00 to 13:00 pm, June 19th, 2020
    +14704272623 (Dial-in Number)

    Conference ID: 950573989