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The TAPPI Introduction to Pulp & Paper Technology Course marks its 46th year!

The content is designed by one of the most recognized and honored educators in the industry, who meticulously updates the information, visual and curriculum to keep pace with changing conditions. This is the most comprehensive introductory short course offering an overview of the entire pulping and papermaking process in only four days.

See the packed course curriculum that draws a full-capacity group every year.

TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course
January 13-16, 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida USA

Get your seat early.
Last year’s event was the largest in more than six years.
If you register now, you’ll be assured a seat in St. Petersburg, Florida.

What You'll Get!
Attendees will receive Dr. Kocurek's expert instruction, a notebook and flash drive filled with 2,200 visuals, a copy of the "Smook Book," considered a must-have by all P&P professionals... and, the Professional Certificate exam to show mastery of the content.

This event is co-located with the equally large Kraft Recovery Operations Course so you’ll have many opportunities to broaden your network of contacts with industry peers and subject-matter experts.

Gain a Mill-Wide Perspective of 'What' Happens in Papermaking and 'Why!'
Learn the entire process of papermaking from raw materials and wood preparation to pulping and finishing.

  • Enjoy greater confidence in your understanding of the pulp and paper processes.
  • Interact knowledgeably with process engineers and operators.
  • Contribute to improvements within your own mill.

This course is ideal for anyone new to pulp & paper, for those who need a refresher and those taking on a new role in mill operations.

Dr. Michael Kocurek shares 51 years of his teaching experience delivering this content, his remarkable enthusiasm and more than 2,500 visuals presented in the course notebook and within the “Smook Book” that you’ll get with registration.

Bring your own questions.
A pre-course survey is offered where you can let Dr. Kocurek know why you're attending and the topics you specifically want to learn.

Earn 2.6 CEUs for completion of this course.

Order books when you register for discounts.

Group rates and early discounts are offered through December 13. Register today!