PEERS 2019 Technical Program Offers Renewed Focus on Sustainability

Every day U.S. papermakers recycle enough paper to fill a 15 mile long train of boxcars. In fact, the American Forest and Paper Association states that recovered paper accounts for more than 38 percent of fiber used to make new paper products in the U.S. With growing concern over the future of our earth’s natural resources, there has been a shift within the pulp and paper industry to produce sustainable and renewable products. Mills are looking for new technologies, advancements and product innovations to help them meet their sustainability goals.

TAPPI’s 2019 Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference will address many of their sustainability concerns and offer potential solutions which can be implemented back at the mill.

Held October 27-30, 2019 in St. Louis, MO, PEERS is considered the premier technical event focusing on the latest advances in technology, as well as fundamental process knowledge and control issues mills face each day. Its comprehensive technical program emphasizes new methods and best practices to help mills optimize operations. With the conference theme, “Gateway to the Future,” PEERS offers attendees insight into industry trends and emerging products. Attendees can also engage in peer-to-peer discussions during panel sessions, committee meetings and the popular Hot Topics Breakfasts.

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Exploring St. Louis, MO is a fringe benefit of attending PEERS 2019. Known for its Gateway Arch and Budweiser, St. Louis also offers a flourishing dining and cultural scene. This popular destination was voted as the one of the “19 best places to travel for the spring of 2019” by CNN and the “Best of the Midwest: 9 must-see destinations worth a visit in 2019” by the Chicago Tribune. As you start planning your trip for PEERS this fall, take a few extra days to explore this great city. Book your hotel soon as get a conference discount on your room. To learn more about this vibrant city, visit Discover St. Louis.

PEERS 2019 is co-located with International Bioenergy & Bioproducts (IBBC) Conference and the 12th Research Forum on Recycling. Attendees can attend all three events for only one registration fee.

PEERS 2019 registration will be available soon. To learn more, visit