Spring is Blooming with New Events
Your monthly listing is here! Check out the April virtual events, workshops and webinars.
IDCON Materials and Spare Parts Management – Online Training
From Tuesday, April 6th to Thursday, April 8th
Offered through a TAPPI partnership with IDCON, this two-day class covers how to develop effective materials management work processes, repair-and-return practices, “stock” or “not stock” decision making, the impact of materials management on reliability, key master data quality, and much more.
Young Professionals Virtual Mixer – Virtual Event (free)
Thursday, April 15th | 1PM – 2PM EST|
A 1-hour interactive networking event that will give you the opportunity to meet and mingle with other young professionals in the paper, pulp, and packaging industry. For this month’s icebreaker activity, the theme will be “When I Grow Up.” Come prepared to share what you wanted to be when you grew up (or what you still hope to be!) If you’re new to the YP Mixer Series, you can learn more, or even check out some of the great suggestions participants have shared during past mixer icebreaker activities, like favorite recipes, and popular podcasts.
Know someone else who would be interested in participating, please share this event with other YPs in the industry; the more the merrier. You don’t have to be a current TAPPI member to attend.
TAPPI/CETEA Conference on Flexible Packaging – Virtual Event
From Monday, April 12th to Thursday April 15th
The Cetea - Packaging Technology Center and the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division (IFPED) of TAPPI are co-hosting the 11th International TAPPI/CETEA Conference on Flexible Packaging in online format for the first time, on April 12-15, 2021. The technical program will include contributions by North American, European, Japanese and Brazilian companies including Ametek/Mocon, Braskem, Coim, Dow, Kuraray, Macro Engineering, Nova Chemicals, UBE, among others, covering marketing trends in flexible packaging and technologies associated to packaging; materials (barrier resins, adhesives and sealants) used in flexible packaging; conversion technology (coextrusion, lamination, die design) and film testing technologies.
The targeted audience are converters and brand owners from Brazil and other South American countries. Professionals of any organization involved with flexible packaging should attend this meeting.
2021 TAPPI Nano Webinar Series – Circular Packaging Products from Polysaccharides – Webinar (Free)
Tuesday, April 27th | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST |
This webinar will describe innovations in production of barrier films and coatings suitable for food or pharmaceutical packaging, based on combinations of cellulose- and chitin-based nanomaterials. Cellulose nanocrystals, CNCs, and chitin nanofibers or nanocrystals (ChNFs, ChNCs), are oppositely-charged, water-dispersible fibers that could form the basis of a platform of renewable, high-performance materials. Challenges to industrial implementation and approaches to overcome these will also be analyzed. In addition, this talk will review several other projects ongoing at the Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute in the area of circular approaches to packaging based on biomass-derived materials.
Cyber Security to Keep the Operations Running – Webinar (Free)
Wednesday, April 28th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST |
Cyber Security, increasingly important as more devices come online, requires knowledge and preparation to prevent unwanted intrusions of potentially hostile parties. Industrial, Commercial and Educational facilities face a unique challenge in the IT world due to the potentially astronomical cost of downtime and service. Balancing plant operations versus cyber security does not need to be difficult but is critically important. Achieving an affordable equilibrium between these two sometimes disparate, antithetical paradigms requires careful planning and specific implementation. This discussion will detail the dangers of ignoring one in favor of the other and cover methods for striking a balance between usability, availability, and security. We will cover current network design standards and terminology and potential low-cost solutions for bringing your network into standards compliance.