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Summer is a great time to fulfill your continuing education requirements and TAPPI can help. In June, you can find courses covering Wet End Chemistry, the Biorefinery and Best Practices on the Corrugator.
In July attend the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist Class presented by the Alliance Safety Council at TAPPI’s Training Room in Peachtree Corners(Greater Atlanta), GA, USA.
During the month of August, TAPPI is offering courses on Kraft Pulping and Bleaching; Linerboard Medium Manufacture; Extrusion Coating; Safety Management and Leadership or how to improve your Paper Machine Performance.
If you need maintenance training like electrical troubleshooting or boiler maintenance American Trainco offers TAPPI Members discounts to their numerous summer offerings--use your TAPPI member code T34 when registering. Or reliability training on skills like scheduling, predictability, reducing maintenance costs there are two courses offered in June.
Download our training and course schedule and see for yourself how to meet your educational goals.
Dick Reese, TAPPI Council Member
Each month we will be featuring one of the TAPPI Consulting Council (TCC) members with a question and follow up answer to a problem or issue that they have encountered. This month we are featuring Dick Reese, Paper Industry Engineering and Technology Consultant/Leader. For more information on benchmarking paper machine energy performance and identifying opportunities for reducing energy use, contact Dick Reese or visit Dick’s website or TAPPI Consulting Council website for more information.
To find out more about Dick’s expertise and our other TCC members visit www.tappitcc.org.
The question for this month is:
Question-Dryer sections normally consume the most steam on paper machines. What are some cost-effective ways to reduce steam consumption? Answer
Cellulose nanomaterials offer unique properties and self-assembly features that researchers around the world are actively applying to enhance performance of existing products as well as developing entirely new products.
Delegates from over 20 countries will gather in Stockholm, Sweden next month to learn about the newest scientific advances, applications, and characterization of cellulose, chitosan-derived and other nanomaterials. There is still time to register for TAPPI’s 2013 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials to be held 24-27 June 2013, and learn about the exciting potential of nature’s renewable biopolymers.
This conference is your opportunity to learn about composite foams made with modified nanofibrillated cellulose from pulp mill waste streams, eco-friendly membranes and high-strength, thin and flexible films from made from cellulose nanomaterials. Presentations also address material characterization, self-assembly behavior, rheology and processing of nanomaterials, novel medical applications, characterization techniques, and health and safety issues. A Standards Workshop is also scheduled to help advance the development of standards for cellulose nanomaterials.
With two tours, five keynote presentations, a poster session plus Student Poster Competition, it is a packed three days in Stockholm. Register today, and see what solutions are available to support tomorrow’s bioeconomy.
Your registration in the next few days will be one of the few remaining seats open for the popular TAPPI Introduction to Wet End Chemistry course taking place June 11-13, 2013 at the TAPPI Training Facility in metro Atlanta, Ga., USA. Three industry known instructors are focusing the curriculum on innovative wet end chemistry principals and foundations designed to help you reach higher yield, improve confidence in the use of papermaking chemicals and to better troubleshoot.
View the Workshop Schedule to see the specific topics covered.
This introductory- to intermediate-level course is designed for those in pulp and paper manufacturing facilities with job responsibilities, such as chemical and process engineers, mill superintendents, research and development engineers, technology and chief chemists, R&D vice presidents, process and quality control technicians and suppliers involved with the wet end processes.