PRESS New Releases Virtual Party

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TAPPI Press is pleased to celebrate our new releases—virtually! Join us on Facebook Live for candid interviews with our authors and editors. Watch the sessions to learn about the books and possibly win a free ebook version for your personal library. 

Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition

July 7, 2020
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Join us at 11 a.m. EDT for a conversation about the Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition with Jim Macnamara, the book’s Global Editor and Warren Durling, one of the publication’s 14 chapter editors. This event is free to attend and will be held on Facebook Live. Register here.

Completely revised and updated, Film Extrusion Manual, Third Edition focuses on:

  • Technology and Science of Polymer Film Extrusion
  • Basics of Applied Extrusion Theory
  • Troubleshooting Guidelines
  • Problem Solving in Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Films

Learn more… 

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Jim Macnamara is a senior packaging engineer with Foster Farms. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in the packaging industry on both the converter and end user side. A TAPPI member since 1999, Jim is the incoming chair of TAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division (IFPED).

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Warren Durling is an Associate Research Fellow for Clorox Services Company in the GLAD Division. He works on various consumer food storage and trash bag products, including Glad Zipper bags, GladWare containers, and Press ‘n Seal adhesive wrap. He is currently responsible for packaging design and implementation across the Glad portfolio of products. Warren has 40 years’ experience in the industry and has been a TAPPI member for 29 years, serving various roles in the Flexible Packaging Division, including Division Chair.  He is currently the Product Resources Team Leader for IFPED.


Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition

July 14, 2020

Hear from Honghi Tran, Technical Editor of Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition at 11 a.m. EDT. This event is free to attend and will be held on Facebook Live. Register here. We’ll be giving away a free copy of the book*. *Shipped free to individual in the U.S.

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Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition is sponsored by the Recovery Boiler Program R&D Subcommittee of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and published by TAPPI Press. Coauthored by eight experts, this book contains sixteen chapters covering various aspects of recovery boiler technology, such as:

  • Chemical Principles
  • Black Liquor Properties
  • Sprays and Combustion/Char Bed characteristics

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Honghi Tran, Ph.D., TAPPI Fellow, is a professor emeritus for the University of Toronto and was the director of the University’s Pulp and Paper Centre. A TAPPI member since 1980, Tran received TAPPI’s highest honor, the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal, in 2017. He serves as the lead instructor of the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course.


Guidelines for Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers

July 21, 2020

We’ll be talking with John Holton, Editor of Guidelines for Safe Assessment & Operation of Yankee Dryers at 11 a.m. EDT. This event is free to attend and will be held on Facebook Live. Register here.

A project of the Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee, Guidelines for Safe Assessment & Operation of Yankee Dryers covers topics such as:

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  • The Corporate Yankee Dryer Safety System
  • Design differences: TAD, DC, MG, and Hybrid
  • Inspection Practices and Principles
  • Operations Monitoring
  • Protection Devices
  • Repairs and Alterations

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John Holton has over 35 years’ experience in the tissue industry. His positions have included management roles in production, engineering, maintenance and Yankee dryer services.


Make Paper Products Stand Out

July 28, 2020

Join us at 11 a.m. EDT for a conversation with Martin Hubbe, Editor of the soon to be released Make Paper Products Stand Out. This event is free to attend and will be held on Facebook Live. Register here.

The goal of Make Paper Products Stand Out is to help those working within our industry to learn to use functional additives as a tool to gain competitive advantages.
This book is designed to help you:

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  • Learn the principles by which different papermaking additives work and how they can add value to your paper products.
  • Review strategies that can be employed to achieve paper product specifications with greater reliability.
  • Consider ways to innovate, including novel approaches to address some customers’ new needs.
  • Learn about a variety of “functional additives.” 

Learn more…

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Martin Hubbe, Ph.D., is Professor and Buckman Distinguished Scientist at North Carolina State University. Marty teaches and conducts research related to the colloidal chemistry of cellulosic materials, with a particular focus on papermaking wet-end chemistry. He has conducted research related to paper strength, electrokinetic tests, flocculation, and dewatering. He has also chaired TAPPI’s Introduction to Wet-End Chemistry Course and conducted university courses for on-campus students and distance-education.

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Scott Rosencrance, is currently heading up the Marketing and Technical applications organization for Pulping in the America’s at Kemira. In addition to his work with Kemira, Scott has served as an adjunct assistant professor for the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioscience Engineering. Additionally, he has been a member of the Chemistry Advisory Board for Fairmont State University, as well as Kennesaw State University’s Biochemistry and Chemistry Advisory Board. He is the author of more than 75 patents and publications in a variety of international journals about physical chemistry, colloids, and surfaces, in large part related to pulp and paper.