New Technologies in Fluid Mechanics Addressed at PaperCon 2020

With growing global competition, mills are feeling pressure to reduce costs while at the same time increase productivity. In addition, rising demand for sustainable, high performance products has made staying abreast on new technologies and processes critical at all levels of the papermaking process. TAPPI’s PaperCon Conference addresses many key issues mills are facing today and offers insight into the latest developments and advancements that can help them stay competitive in the future.

As the world’s largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry, PaperCon, April 26-29, 2020 in Atlanta, GA, draws over 1,800 paper and packaging professionals eager to learn new strategies, technologies and processes as well as to network and discuss issues with their peers. Developed by volunteer leaders working in the industry, the comprehensive program offers attendees the ability to customize their conference experience by attending only those sessions that best fit their needs in any of the topic-specific program tracks: Papermaking Additives, Papermaking, Papermaking Fundamentals, Coating & Graphic Arts, PIMA Management, Process Control, and Recycled Paperboard. The Conference theme is PaperCon 2020: Vision … into the Future.

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Featured Track: Papermaking Fundamentals

PaperCon’s Papermaking Fundamentals track takes a close look at the latest advancements in our fundamental understandings of cellulose fibers, process phenomena and product performance. It features presentations on:

•    Developments in Drying
•    Nano-scale Phenomena
•    Mechanical Performance
•    Fiber Water Interactions
•    Advances in Pressing Fundamentals
•    Advances in Forming and Refining

Attendees will hear from industry leaders including WestRock, RISE, Voith, Georgia Institute of Technology, JDMcD Consulting, North Carolina State University, Miami University, Mid Sweden University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, McMaster University and the University of Minnesota. Learn more.

PaperCon 2020 is co-located with the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association’s (RPTA) Production-Technical Seminar and attendees can attend both events for only one registration fee. Attendees should plan on coming to Atlanta early for the Introduction to Printing course which will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. They can also attend TAPPI’s 3rd Annual Women’s Summit on Thursday, April 30. Both of these events have an additional fee and are co-located at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

PaperCon Early Bird Discount Ends Soon

Attendees can also save up to $400 if they register by March 27. Register today before the Early Bird Discounts ends. PaperCon also offers a special discount to all mills.

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