Paper Professionals Benefit from Five Co-Located Events at PaperCon 2018

Paper Professionals Benefit from Five Co-Located Events at PaperCon 2018

Paper professionals have the unique opportunity to attend five co-located events at PaperCon 2018 which will be held in Charlotte, NC on April 15-18, 2018.  These events include PaperCon, IDCON, Control Systems, NETInc, and RPTA.  Each event offers a comprehensive technical program with peer-reviewed presentations from industry experts as well as multiple networking opportunities.  Attendees can customize their conference experience and participate in sessions from all events and still stay in one location, the Charlotte Convention Center.

PaperCon’s technical program will focus on coating technologies, papermaking innovations and fluid fundamentals.  IDCON offers insights into mill reliability and Control Systems will address new technologies and applications in control systems.  NETInc emphasizes the latest nonwovens innovations and trends and RPTA targets reliability and performance in recycled paperboard.  Currently, all events are accepting abstracts for their technical programs.  This is a great opportunity for professionals to bring visibility to their new technology, technical success, or case study. PaperCon abstracts should be submitted by October 13, 2017 to be considered. (NETInc abstracts are due October 6, 2017)

View the PaperCon Invitation to Present                View the NETInc Invitation to Present


Topics of interest include:

PaperCon Division Track Topics

Coating Technologies Track

Packaging Applications
•    Barrier coatings and multi-layer coatings technologies
•    Coatings for packaging, ink jet papers and digital printing
•    Success stories in coating and finishing
•    Flexible packaging
•    Coated liner

Novel Coating Technologies
•    Barrier coatings and multi-layer coatings technologies
•    Novel coating materials
•    Print applied barrier & specialty coatings


Papermaking Innovations Track

•    Innovations in the papermaking process – anywhere from the HD through the winder
•    Innovative paper products
•    Innovations in paper machine research
•    Innovative data analysis
•    Innovations in papermaking training
•    Innovative papermaking success stories

Fluid Fundamentals Track

•    Fourdrinier, twin-wire, hybrid, foam and stratified forming technologies
•    Analysis for wet-end variability, sheet forming and structure
•    Stock and additives mixing
•    Wet end measurements
•    CFD for practical applications


Co-located Events Topics:

Control Systems 2018

Control Systems
•    IOT, cloud, and collaborative applications
•    Paper machine control applications
•    Sheet measurement technologies
•    Process control diagnostics and analysis
•    Imaging and machine vision applications
•    Pulp mill measurements and controls

IDCON

Mill Reliability
•    Best outage execution templates
•    Best practice in operator equipment care routes and documentation systems
•    Work management, planning and scheduling best practices
•    Root cause problem elimination
•    Materials selection for corrosion resistance

NETInc

Nonwovens
•    Biobased and novel polymers
•    Next generation binders and additives
•    3D printing and biomimetics
•    New filtration and membrane technologies
•    Fiber processing
•    Converting Technologies
•    Nanotechnology with nanofibers

RPTA

Recycled Paperboard 
•    Maximizing Recycled Fiber Performance
•    Energy Reduction in Recycled Paperboard mills- Success Stories
•    Water Usage in Recycled Paperboard Mills
•    Reliability


For more information about submitting an abstract for PaperCon 2018, please visit the conference website at PaperCon.org or contact Sarah Lunceford, TAPPI Account Manager at slunceford@tappi.org or 770-209-7345.


For more information about submitting an abstract for NETInc 2018, please visit the conference website at NETIncevent.org or contact Benjamin Hopper, TAPPI Divisional Operations Manager at bhopper@tappi.org or 770-209-7248. 


PaperCon abstract submittal deadline is October 13, 2017.  NETInc abstract submittal deadline is October 6, 2017.

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