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February 19, 2007

VOICE OF CUSTOMER SPEAKS AT 2007 TAPPI PAPERMAKERS & PIMA INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
2007 TAPPI Papermakers & PIMA International Leadership Conference
Partners Collaborating for Progress
March 11-15, 2007
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Waterfront
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

The Voice of the Customer panel session at the 2007 TAPPI Papermakers & PIMA International Leadership Conference will focus on industry customers' primary objectives and concerns in their sourcing of paper. The panel session will take place on Monday, March 12, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from customers about their pressing needs and primary considerations. Panelists include representatives from printing, converting, and publishing operations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose questions and explore how to improve their performance in the vital supply chain.

The Voice of the Customer panel session will be moderated by Jeff Scott, Manager, Machine and Finishing Operations, Rayonier. The participating panelists are:
  • Victor Bell, President, Environmental Packaging
  • Tony D'Avino, Vice President Industrial Specialty Group, Questex Media
  • Craig Hoyt, President, Buckeye Boxes, Inc.
  • Jerry Faust, Publisher, Time Magazine
  • Steve Grupe, FedEx Kinko's
Information about the Voice of the Customer panel session, along with the full conference schedule of management and technical sessions and other events, is available at www.pimaandtappi.org and www.tappiandpima.org.

Register online, or contact us at +1 866-850-0999 (toll free US and Canada) or +1.404.760.8177, or by email at registration@tappi.org.


TAPPI Papermakers & PIMA International Leadership Conference


It's Not Too Late! Submit papers until Feb. 23rd for 8th Research Forum on Recycling
Those interested in submitting technical presentations for consideration for the 2007 8th Research Forum on Recycling may complete a submission online at www.tappi.org/07RECYCLE. The deadline for submissions is 23 February 2007.

The 2007 8th Research Forum on Recycling will be held 24-26 September, 2007 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, with a recycle-related tour on September 27. Details are online at www.tappi.org/07RECYCLE. This event is co-sponsored by TAPPI and PAPTAC.


INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHANICAL PULPING
The 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 6-9 May 2007.

The conference features informative sessions on the Fundamentals of Mechanical Pulping to kick off day one. Conference attendees will hear from top scientists and researchers on topics such as:
  • The Origin and Control of Pulp Stress During High-Consistency Refining
  • Using Refining Zone Temperature Profile for Quality Control
  • High Strain Rate Compression and Sliding Friction of Wood Under Refining Conditions
  • Minimizing TMP Energy Consumption Using a Combination of Chip Pretreatment, RTS and Multiple stage Low Consistency Refining
  • Refining Mechanisms and Development at TMP Properties in a Low Consistency Refiner
  • Power Consumption and Fibre Development in a TMP Refiner Plate Gap - Comparison of Unidirectional and Standard Refiner Segments
  • Forces on Bars in High-Consistency Mill-Scale Refiners: Effect of Consistency
  • Ultra High Pressure (10-12 bar) TMP and its Energy Recovery Options
The remainder of the conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about ever-changing and innovative technologies in the industry, such as:
  • Fiber characteristics
  • Stone groundwork
  • Chemi thermo mechanical pulp
  • Raw materials
  • Bleaching
The full conference schedule and online registration are available at www.tappi.org/07IMPC. Or call TAPPI Registration at + 1 866-850-0999 (toll free US and Canada), + 1 404-760-8177, or by email at registration@tappi.org.


ENERGY ISSUES ARE FOCUS OF 2007 ICRC
International Chemical Recovery Conference
29 May - 1 June, 2007
Quebec, Canada
Leading experts in the field of chemical recovery will present the latest in equipment, process developments and new technology at the 2007 International Chemical Recovery Conference. It is the pre-eminent conference in the area of chemical recovery technology. The event will take place at the Loews Le Concorde Hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 29- June 1, 2007.

With a focus on Efficiency and Energy Management, the conference features a full technical program including sessions on Gasification, Biorefinery/Alternative Recovery, Corrosion, Boiler Design and more, plus poster sessions and a guest program. The conference is sponsored by PAPTAC and co-sponsored by TAPPI and ABTCP; TAPPI members will receive the preferred PAPTAC member registration rate. Full conference program available online; to learn more, or to register, visit www.paptac.ca.


Doug Reeve receives John S. Bates Medal
Dr. Douglas W. Reeve has been awarded the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal from the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC.) This prestigious award is conferred in recognition of long-term contributions to the science and technology of the pulp and paper industry. Reeve is Professor and Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, and was Founding Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre at the University of Toronto. His work has had a profound effect on the science and technology of the pulp and paper industry, especially in the areas of pulp bleaching and chemical recovery. He is credited with many major technological contributions such as the early development of closed cycle technology for bleached kraft pulp mills. He is the author or co-author of over 100 publications, and holds title as inventor or co-inventor of 18 patents.

Reeve joined TAPPI in1973 and has been a vital part of TAPPI's Pulping Division and its corresponding events. He has served as Program Chairman and/or Conference Chairman at events including TAPPI's International Pulp Bleaching Conference, International Chemical Recovery Conference, Kraft Recovery Operations Short Course, and Bleach Plant Operations Short Course. He is the originator of the last three events. In 1988, Reeve was named a TAPPI Fellow; he served on TAPPI's Board of Directors from 2000-2003.


SARG Meeting to approve Test Methods is open to all
The Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) will meet on Monday, March 12, 2007, at 10:00 am Eastern time, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL (the site of the TAPPI Papermakers & PIMA International Leadership Conference). This is the group responsible for making final approvals of new or revised TAPPI Test Methods. The agenda and the drafts that are up for approval may be viewed online .

The meeting is open to anyone to attend in person or by conference call. If you would like to attend by conference call, please contact the Standards Department at TAPPI (standards@tappi.org or +1-770-209-7276) no later than March 5, 2007, to obtain the dial-in number.


Notice of TAPPI Test Methods in Ballot
The TAPPI Test Method regulations require public review of methods that are up for ballot. Normally this is available to TAPPI members on the web site, but this function is temporarily unavailable due to technical problems with the transition to the new TAPPI web site. This notice shall serve as the public notice of these reviews.

Listed below are TAPPI test methods that have recently gone out for ballot to the corresponding Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG). The date in parentheses is the closing date for voting. If you would like to review and comment on any draft and are not a member of the corresponding SSIG, you may request a copy of the draft being balloted by writing to standards@tappi.org.
  • T 500 "Book bulk and bulking number of paper" (February 19, 2007)
  • T 648 "Viscosity of coating clay slurry" (February 26, 2007)
  • T 248 "Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method)" (February 26, 2007)
  • T 408 cm-97 "Rosin in paper and paperboard" (March 1, 2007)
  • T 834 om-02 "Determination of paperboard roll hardness" [proposed title change to "Determination of container board roll hardness"] (March 1, 2007)
  • T 255 cm-07 "Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper" (March 1, 2007)
  • T 256 "Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper" [proposed withdrawal] (March 1, 2007)
  • T 840" Testing adhesives used in glued lap joints of corrugated fiberboard containers" (March 2, 2007)

NEW OR REVISED Test Methods and TIPs
Technical Information Papers:
  • TIP 0416-01 Recovery boiler performance calculation - short form
  • TIP 0502-15 Selection criteria for wet end ceramics
  • TIP 0502-01 Paper machine vacuum selection factors
  • TIP 0808-04 Paper test rooms: design considerations
All individual TIPs or Test Methods are available for electronic or paper delivery. For electronic delivery, the documents are e-mailed in PDF format. Hard copy documents can be mailed or faxed, but shipping and handling costs will apply.

For Individual TIPs, order Item Number: 0108____ (Insert TIP number)
For Individual Test Methods, order Item Number: 0104T____ (Insert Test Method number)
List price: $35; TAPPI member price: $25. There are no shipping or handling charges for electronic documents.

The 2007-2008 collection of TIPs, published in March 2007, is available on CD. The 2006-2007 collection of Test Methods, published in March 2006, is available on CD. A print-on-demand version of either the Test Methods or the TIPs set, current and updated as of the date printed, is also available. Company Licenses for access to the continually updated collection of Test Methods and TIPs via the web is the best way to always have a current set of documents accessible by all company personnel.

For information and quotes on company licenses, contact Simona Marcellus at smarcellus@tappi.org or +1-770-209-7293. For regular orders, contact Member Connection at 1-800-332-8686 (US), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), or +1-770-446-1400 (international), or order on line at www.tappi.org.


Withdrawal of TIPs
The following TIPs have been withdrawn due to lack of action in their regular review as required by the guidelines:
  • TIP 0304-74 Understanding and troubleshooting hot melt adhesives
  • TIP 0305-07 Purchase order
  • TIP 0305-33 Cleanup procedures for flexo folder gluer/rotary die cutters
  • TIP 0305-35 Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance
  • TIP 0305-36 Common operating problems and probable solutions: introduction
  • TIP 0305-42 Folding section
  • TIP 0305-44 Counter ejector section
  • TIP 0305-45 Squaring flap cut (center special) boxes
  • TIP 0305-49 Checklist: preparing diecuts for shipment
  • TIP 0305-06 Machinery considerations and selection
  • TIP 0305-23 Rotary cutting die maintenance
  • TIP 0305-32 Housekeeping at order and shift change and weekly
  • TIP 0305-43 Extruded glue mechanism supplement
  • TIP 0306-06 Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing
  • TIP 0402-23 Welding of duplex stainless steels
  • TIP 0412-02 Capacity chart for rotary table chip feeders (17 ft. diameter)
  • TIP 0412-09 Typical task time values - pulpwood handling
  • TIP 0508-10 An introduction to centrifugal cleaners
  • TIP 1101-03 Instrument symbols and nomenclature
Withdrawn TIPs may be reinstated. Any TAPPI member interested in revierwing withdrawn TIPs for reinstatement should contact the Standards Department at standards@tappi.org or +1-770-209-7276.


 

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