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SPOTLIGHT: Jay Kaplan
Jay Kaplan Professional Member Norcross, GA As the Manager for Learning and Organizational Development for Corrugated Packaging, RockTenn’s (now WestRock) Jay Kaplan knows a thing or two about how to
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Spotlight: Danny Haynes
Danny Haynes Professional Member Tucker, GA For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry. Like their
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Spotlight: D. Robert Hammond
D. Robert Hammond Professional Member North Haven, CT Rob Hammond isn’t the first TAPPI member to say his company encouraged him to join, and he certainly won’t be the last. Nor is he the only one to
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SPOTLIGHT: Charles Bohanan
Spending 40 years with the same organization is pretty rare these days. In fact, it’s probably as inconceivable as applying for a job through a classified ad. And yet, that’s exactly what Charles
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SPOTLIGHT: Pamela Cowan
Pamela Cowan Professional Member Williston, VT If you were to suggest that pulp and paper (P&P) entrepreneurship runs in TAPPI member Pamela Cowan’s family, then you’d be exactly correct.  After
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FPA Fall Executive Conference — Register Today!
FPA Fall Executive Conference — Register Today! The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has an exciting session lineup planned for its Fall Executive Conference on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at
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Spotlight Questionnaire
Spotlight participants are recommended by fellow members and staff. If you would like to nominate a member, please download the questionnaire.
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TAPPI News
Who Will Receive TAPPI Association-Level Awards in 2021?
Nominations for our industry’s highest honors are due August 1.
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Call for Entries: Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition
FPA’s prestigious Highest Achievement Award is given to a Gold Award winner ranked by the judges as having contributed most to the advancement of the industry. The entry deadline is Friday, October 25, 2019.
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Andritz to Supply Custom Refurbished ATMP Line to Kabel Premium P&P in Germany
Andritz Advanced Thermo Mechanical Pulp technology is a highly optimized process design with modular process steps that ensure enhanced fiber properties at reduced energy consumption. Andritz will refurbish second-hand machines that Kabel Premium bought from a former magazine paper production line.
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The Great Pacific Northwest! Part 1 of 3
The Great Pacific Northwest! Part 1 of 3 Have you ever had one of those road trips that you were so excited about and so exhausted at the same time? Eric Fletty and I had one such trip the week
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Oregon Forest Sector Day Highlights Value of Forest Sector to State Economy
AF&PA President & CEO Donna Harman said, "Oregon’s forest products sector has long applied sustainable manufacturing practices to preserve and protect the environment as it produces products that make everyday life easier. That commitment has earned the state a slot as one of the top ten forest industry employers. We hope state legislators recognize the value of that compelling story – one that in 2017 provided jobs to over 61,000 workers with an average wage of $54,200 per year and a total payroll of $3.3 billion...."
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TAPPI News
Two is Better than One: TAPPI SRW Joins AAR for their 127th DP&FC Conference
TAPPI’s Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing Committee (SRW) joins forces with the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to build an all-encompassing program for the 127th Damage Prevention and Freight Claim (DP&FC) Conference.
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Farrell Appointed SVP, Supply Chain, for Graphic Packaging International (1/16/2018)
Farrell Appointed SVP, Supply Chain, for Graphic Packaging International (1/16/2018) Farrell Appointed SVP, Supply Chain, for Graphic Packaging International (1/16/2018) Mike Farrell will have
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Familiar Names, a New location and a New Attitude
Familiar Names, a New location and a New Attitude April 19-20, 2017 (right before PaperCon2017) Kristi Ledbetter, TAPPI’s Converting Division Manager, and I had the privilege to revisit a company
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Member Spotlight: Jamel Lawrence
Member Spotlight: Jamel Lawrence Jamel Lawrence Professional Member North Canton, OH For 15 years, Jamel Lawrence has been working his way up the Lubrizol Advanced Materials ladder, but it all
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TricorBraun Team Member Earns IoPP Packaging Professional Status
Yang Li was awarded the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). Yang Li, global business coordinator at TricorBraun, St. Louis, Mo.,
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TAPPI News
Award-winning Presenters at SRW 2018
Some of the most knowledgeable industry professionals are presenting at TAPPI’s 2018 Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing (SRW) Conference, May 7 – 8, in New Orleans, LA, including Lori Louviere from
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Researchers Discover World of Mathematics in Crumpled Paper
Using an algorithm, measures into the sum total of all crumple creases. If crumpled, two sheets, as expected, accumulate unique damage. But crease lengths of the two sheets stayed remarkably similar. Length was a deterministic variable, a "state variable", predicting crease network evolution. Detailed history of crumpling dynamics is thus written into intricate crease patterns. Possibly helps advance physical understanding for paper-based designs of increasingly complex products.
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RISI and FOEX announce rebranding as Fastmarkets
"The change to Fastmarkets is not just a new name and look," said Dan Klein, CEO of Fastmarkets RISI and Fastmarkets FOEX. "It highlights our commitment to expanding and strengthening our presence in the global forest products market. This is reflected by our 2018 acquisition of Random Lengths, an important price reporting agency for the North American lumber industry, as well as our expanded investment in technology and process improvements worldwide," Klein said.