Spring is here along with more TAPPI Events this March!

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#EmbraceEquity: Launching Initiatives
Virtual Event
Wednesday, March 08th | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET|

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity. On March 8, TAPPI’s Women in Industry Division will celebrate International Women’s Day with a panel and audience discussion centered around equity and launching initiatives.

Join us for an open discussion where we’ll share stories, provide tips, and come together with the goal of empowering women to #EmbracyEquity and launch initiatives of their own. The panel will be hosted virtually on Wednesday, March 8 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET. The event is open to all and free of charge, so bring a colleague or two along!

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Hands-On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics
Raleigh, NC
Monday March 3rd to Friday March 17th | Time Schedule |

This unique introduction workshop will provide attendees an overall view of the basic concepts in pulp and paper manufacturing. Attendees will increase their understanding by participating in hands-on laboratory exercises.

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PPSA Ergonomics Webinar Series
Live Webinar
Wednesday, March 15th | 2:00 PM |

Effective Ergonomic & Wellness Teams

We will share the importance of aligning site resources and engaging our site experts to support a focused team approach to ergonomic and wellness improvement.  For many companies, they come to realize that the Ergo/Wellness teams can impact much more than the numbers…it’s a great way to improve culture which even dominos to teammate job satisfaction and retention.

This 3-part series is available to PPSA members for free. Non-members may purchase access to the series for $45 per webinar and $90 for all 3. CEU Credit is available as well with attendees able to earn up to .3 CEUs for the entire series.

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PS&ChE Hands On Papermaking Course
Stevens Point, WI
Thursday, March 16th to Friday, March 17th
| Morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions |

This introductory class features morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions of guided, hands-on exercises operating the UW-Stevens Point Fourdrinier pilot paper machine. You will work on a team for the exercises with supervision by UWSP staff.

This course is designed for anyone who needs the basics, has transferred from another industry, is new to operations, does maintenance, or supervises employees. Topics covered in this course include pulp and papermaking operations, with emphasis on papermaking processes and equipment.

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IFPED Film Extrusion Symposium
Rosemont, IL
Wednesday, March 29th | 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM |

TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division will host a half-day symposium with multiple presentations on film extrusion at the PTXPO Conference. Symposium topics will range from technical advances to fundamental knowledge and is open to all PTXPO attendees at no charge. In addition to receiving technical information from the presentations, participants can also connect with TAPPI’s film extrusion experts from various parts of the value chain.

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PS&ChE Advanced Paper Making: Additives
Stevens Point, WI
Thursday, March 30th to Friday, March 31st  
| Morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions |

This two-day course provides an overview of common paper making additives used in the industry today. Clear descriptions of how and why these additives work are presented in classroom discussions. Attendees will participate in discussions focused on where additives are introduced into the paper making process, potential interactions with both equipment and other additives, and the relationship between additives and enhanced performance of paper. This course features hands-on exercises on the UW-Stevens Point pilot paper machine where attendees will produce paper with different additives. The group will also evaluate the properties of this paper using typical laboratory tests. Class size is limited to 16 for this course to provide ample opportunities for questions and discussion during classroom sessions and hands-on experiences on the paper machine.

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A Foray into Feedforward Control Webinar – Webinar (Free)
Wednesday, March 08th
| 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET |

Feedforward control schemes are common in industry and process control literature.  This presentation focuses on one engineer’s journey learning about and applying feedforward concepts through trial, error, and project work in a Sappi North America pulp mill.  Two examples are discussed, showing the feedforward control applications of increasing complexity. It is discussed how the transmitters required are often already installed for reasons other than process control.

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Recent Development In Nanocellulose Research At RISE Webinar – Webinar (Free)
Tuesday, March 21st
| 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET |

The seminar will be about the latest nanocellulose development that RISE has taken part in. Both fundamentals and the applied science aspects will be presented. RISE role is to bring the academic development into industry. It will be exemplified how RISE has bridged this gap or are working on doing so. The strategy is to locate key process steps or material properties, which needs to be improved in order to make a certain development industrial viable. In addition, sustainability is very important for RISE. This makes nanocellulose developments highly interesting, but care needs to be taken so that the chemistry used is cleaned and that the material recycling and/or reuse is considered.

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Improving Safety Training – a Hands-On approach – Webinar (Free)

Wednesday, March 29th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET |

TAPPI PIMA and PPSA Partnered Webinar

The prevention of serious, potentially life-altering injury is a key focus in many organizations. One of the organizational responsibilities related to this includes training employees who may perform high hazard tasks.  Unfortunately, much of this training has been accomplished over the years – with varying degrees of success – by either on-the-job training or computer- based training or some combination of the two.

Training efforts, in the conjunction with high turnover rates in the current labor force, often prove to be ineffective. Please join PPSA and PIMA on March 29th for an informative webinar highlighting alternative methods to improve safety training efforts through “hands-on, practical demonstration of understanding”.

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