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TAPPI Press offers some of the most in-depth resources and references for the forest products and related industries.  Here are our newest additions.

Impact, Development, and Commercialization Overview of Dewatering Hydrofoils

Authors:  Ben Thorp, John Eames, Jim Ring, Tom Rodencal, David Szurley

Explore the unpublished history of the technical and commercial impact dewatering hydrofoils had on synthetic forming fabrics in the papermaking industry. Hydrofoils allowed machine tenders and supervisors around the world to enhance their papermaking capabilities to make sheets with higher strength, better formation and improved two sidedness. Dewatering hydrofoils were truly a “game-changing” technology. 

Retired Huyck Corporation employees directly involved coauthored this book.

  • Invention of Dewatering Hydrofoils
  • Equipment Development and Commercial Application
  • Critical Success Case Histories
  • Likely Future of Hydrofoil Technology

A must read for anyone involved in papermaking wet end, as well as professors, students, paper historians and libraries holding historical documents.


Kraft Recovery Boilers, Third Edition


Authors: T.N. Adams, W.J. Frederick, T.M Grace, M. Hupa, A.K Jones, W. B. A. Sharp, D. Singbeil, H. Tran


The Kraft Recovery Boilers – 3rd Edition is the third in a series of textbooks on kraft recovery boilers. Like the previous two editions published over two decades ago, this book is sponsored by the Recovery Boiler Program R&D Subcommittee of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and published by TAPPI Press. 

The book is coauthored by eight experts, who have served as instructors of the Kraft Recovery Course for many years. It contains sixteen chapters, covering various aspects of recovery boiler technology, such as:

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

It also covers a wide range of operating issues including:

  - Fouling and Plugging
  - Sootblowing
  - Corrosion and cracking
  - Particulate and Gas Emissions
  - Safety
  - Equipment Design and Control Principles
  - Material and Energy Balances

It is an excellent book for the course participants to have, not only to follow the lectures during the course, but also to use as a good reference source in their work after the course.  


Black Liquor Evaporation

Black Liquor Evaporation

Edited by: Jim Frederick and Niko DeMartini

This book covers the science, technology, and practice of successfully concentrating black liquor from weak liquor to firing concentrations.

Content includes:

  • Kraft pulp and black liquor production worldwide
  • Properties relevant to evaporation
  • Evaporation Fundamentals
  • Design principles and analysis for black liquor evaporation
  • Auxiliary processes
  • Scaling and fouling in black liquor evaporators
  • Research needs in black liquor evaporation


Film Extrusion BOOK-CVR-High-Res_250pxl.pngFilm Extrusion Manual, Third Edition

A project of the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s Product Resource Team.
Global Editor: James F. Macnamara Jr.

The new third edition is completely revised and updated by more than 50 industry experts. A stand-alone training resource for all levels of professionals and operations personnel in the plastics film industry, including plastic film manufacturing, converting, equipment suppliers and polymer suppliers. This book focuses on:

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

Guidelines for Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers

A project of the Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Subcommittee

This publication was developed for the purpose of providing suggested guidelines to aid in the safe operation and management of Yankee dryers. It is believed that these guidelines will satisfy existing ASME Code and more jurisdictional requirements and will provide documentation of what is understood to be “good engineering and operational practice” based upon accumulated paper industry experience. These guidelines do not supersede dryer manufacturers’ operations manuals and do not purport to cover all possible applicable regulatory requirements.

Guidelines covered include:

  • Inspection
  • Operating & Reliability
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Personnel Protection

Smook Book SpanishHandbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists (The SMOOK Book), Fourth Edition, Spanish Version

Author: Gary Smook; Editor: Mike Kocurek

The Handbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists (The SMOOK Book), is by far the best-selling text to introduce the entire technology of pulp and paper manufacture. Now available in Spanish, the book features 27 chapters covering all aspects of pulping and papermaking, as well as hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tables to help the reader grasp the concepts being presented.

  • Best-selling text to introduce the entire technology of pulp and paper manufacture
  • Readable, up-to-date, comprehensive textbook
  • Latest technology and the current state of the North American industry