Recommended Reads

TAPPI Press offers some of the most in-depth resources and references for the forest products and related industries.  See what industry experts have to say about some of these publications

The Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists, 4th Edition:

The Smook Book, is by far the best-selling text to introduce the entire technology of pulp and paper manufacture. Chapters have been altered materially to reflect the latest technology and the current state of the North American industry. The most significant changes occur in the areas of Wood and Chip Handling (Chapter 3), Mechanical Pulping (Chapter 5), Recycled Fiber (Chapter 14), Non-fibrous Additives (Chapter 15) and Surface Treatments (Chapter 18).
“Smook Book has served as the most widely used book for people new to the industry.” Dr. Michael J. Kocurek, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Paper Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University


The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide:

This valuable reference tool focuses on defects commonly found in paper and paperboard products and in the production and converting of nonwovens, films and laminations.

“The buckling case study is pretty much spot on. As you may or may not know, we are fairly new to the adhesive lamination process, with our first line installation in spring 2015. Probably the first major learning for us was the buckling issue, which as you know is not a typical extrusion lamination issue. Over the years as we have run tons of different structures through the extrusion process and the typical symptoms of modulus mismatches is ‘curl’. When the buckling issue was initially detected, we pulled out your book, The Ultimate Roll and Web and Defect Troubleshooting Guide. Problem solved." Dale Schneider, Manufacturing Process Manager, Glenroy, Inc.

Corrugated Adhesive Preparation, 5th Edition:

This revised and updated manual provides the box plant with a practical and useful tool to make better starch adhesives as well as see better bond quality. 

"An informative book that is user friendly and is written so that it is easy to understand by the target audience—Corrugator foreman, starch men, and maintenance. It is a ’Must Have Book’ for anyone operating a corrugator and shouldn’t be allowed to sit in some manager’s book shelf! I recommend that the book be placed in the corrugator’s dry end control room where it will be used to trouble shoot problems as they occur."  Richard J. Croker, Director of Technical Services, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Corrugator Bonding: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published papers, Second Edition

Back in print for the first time in more than 10 years.

This anthology includes the work of researchers around the world on corrugator bonding and gives a better understanding of research findings on the properties of linerboard and corrugating medium as well as the variables that contribute to improved bonding. 

“The Corrugator Bonding Anthology is an unsurpassed resource for anyone who wants an introduction as well as insight into the corrugated world. It will never be outdated.” Jon Porter, Senior Instructor/Process Specialist, JPorter Consulting

Featuring papers and citings on:

  • Glueability at the Corrugator
  • Analysis of the Glue Lines in Corrugated Board
  • Bonding on the Corrugator: The Energy Aspects
  • Bond Setting in the Corrugating Operation
  • Physical Aspects of Single-Facer Operation
  • Gluing Corrugating Medium and Linerboard Together on the Corrugator
  • Development of Green-Bond Strength in the Single-Facer
  • The Effect of Box Plant Operations on Corrugated Board Edge Crush Test
  • Bonding on the Corrugator: The Myth of Penetration-Brittle Bonds
  • Process Technology-The Double-Face Bond
  • Double-Backer Bonding Technology
  • The Effects of Box Plant operations on Corrugated Board Edge Crush Test Development of Green-Bond Strength in the Single-Facer: Part 2

Boiler and Cooling reference series:

These comprehensive references are the most practical field guides ever written on steam and boiler water treatment. This two-volume set analyzing the whole spectrum of boiler systems, including those used in residential complexes, commercial and institutional buildings, and industrial facilities.

“After being recommended by a friend several years ago, I looked into the Boiler and Cooling reference books by Colin Frayne and found them to be a useful tool for anyone involved with the primary utility areas of a paper mill or power plant. The set is comprised of some of best information available through several industry sources, the material is comprehensive, and the subject matter is presented in a well thought-out format. If you are looking for a reference book on water treatment associated with the boiler and cooling applications, this is a good set to have.” Jim Graham, Manager - Paper Industry Utilities

Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice, Volume 1
Boiler Basics and Steam Water Chemistry
Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice, Volume 2
Treatments, Program Design, and Management
Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice
Charts and Notes for Field Use

Cooling Water Treatment
Principles and Practice

Cooling Water Treatment Principles and Practices
Charts and Notes for Field Use
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Chicago TAPPI Evening Dinner Program
Chicago TAPPI Local Section Oak Brook Marriott, Oak Brook, IL open 2019-11-05 2019-11-05
Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101
Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.
Introduction to Corrugated Course, The 1-Day Course
Held in conjunction with CorrExpo 2019 In fast-paced corrugator operations, it is critical to be equipped with foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.
CorrExpo 2019
CorrExpo is the industry event for the latest innovations, newest products and services, exclusive networking opportunities and top-notch programs designed to address all areas of the industry.
Look Into the Future of Box Plants at CorrExpo 2019
Learn from top leaders how new technology is shaping the industry.
Bond Enemies
Do you know the enemies of your corrugated bond? Learn more about these “villains” at the TAPPI Advanced Bonding Course to be held at TAPPI’s Headquarters in Georgia in late July.
Top 5 Reasons Why Advanced Bonding Corrugated Training is Essential
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to build a better quality bond and learn more about the corrugated industry at the TAPPI Advanced Bonding Course to be held at TAPPI’s Headquarters in Georgia in late July.
Learn Proven Practices for Corrugated Performance
Poor processes in your corrugator’s performance can really affect your organization’s bottom line. Learn proven techniques from industry experts how to achieve higher productivity, produce better product quality, and reduce waste and downtime at the led by corrugated industry experts.
Shorten the Learning Curve for “Newbies” to Corrugated
Great news for those you work with who are new to the corrugated industry – a basics course entitled “Introduction to Corrugated” that would be a great fit for them is planned for this February at TAPPI’s Headquarters in Georgia.
TAPPI IEEE Paper Machine Drives Course
Taught by experienced paper machine drive engineers, the IEEE /TAPPI Paper Machine Drives Short Course provides the opportunity to gain a complete understanding of the selection, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all paper machine drive systems. Held in conjunction with IEEE’s 63rd Annual Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference, this course focuses on the knowledge needed to apply basic paper machine drives to day-to-day operations.