The Power of Partnership In the Tissue Industry

When you bring together the best minds in the tissue industry, academia, and emerging technologies, what you get is TAPPI's industry partnership with North Carolina State University (NCSU)

North Carolina State University (NCSU) and TAPPI, the leading global association for the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and related industries, recently entered into a partnership for two events: NCSU’s Tissue Conference (hosted June 4 – 5 at NCSU) and TAPPI’s TissueCon being held October 1 – 4 in Orlando, FL. Effective partnership begins when two entities find alignment of mission. Bridging strategy, research and information exchange results in the power of a partnership designed to help advance industry and bring value.

NCSU’s Tissue Conference focused on the advances in fiber development, fiber reduction and sustainability of hygiene tissue products. The nearly 20 presentations offered research from some of the top universities around the globe. The event also showcased NCSU’s Tissue Pack Innovation Lab’s tissue testing capabilities.

Bridging Strategy, Research, Best Practices and Standards

As an industry partner, TAPPI offers internationally recognized operational best practices and standards, technical training, and exceptional resources for researchers and scientists.  TissueCon 2019 features several NCSU speakers, including Ronalds Gonzalez, Ph.D., Co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab and member of the Conversion Economics and Supply Chain faculty in NCSU’s Paper Science & Engineering program. Dr. Gonzalez will discuss research on sustainability, performance and pricing. Also speaking is Lokendra Pal, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in NCSU’s Department of Forest Biomaterials. Dr. Pal will be addressing a new paradigm for high strength/high softness (HS)2 tissue production.

Keep the tissue conversation going at TissueCon 2019. Registration is now open. Visit for rates and other information. Or, contact TAPPI’s Tissue Division Manager Robert Dawson at [email protected], or call (770) 2019-7247.