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Mike Kocurek Set to Lead the Upcoming Intro to Kraft Pulping & Bleaching Course

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Mike Kocurek, Professor of Paper Science & Engineering at North Carolina University, will be again leading one of TAPPI"s more popular courses in Norcross (Atlanta), Georgia on August 8-9.
Past attendees of this course have agreed that the course format provides an excellent introduction to kraft pulp mill operations, and allows them to provide stronger input on operations after returning from the course.

After successfull completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe and define kraft pulp mill processes, equipment, operating variables, and terminology, in order to increase ability to improve operations and pulp quality.
  • Recognize how one part of the process affects other operations, in order to increase awareness of thinking on a mill wide scale.
  • Interpret how the process variables affect pulp quality, in order to improve pulp quality and troubleshoot variations in quality.
  • Extend awareness of the complex environmental challenges associated with kraft pulp production.

    In addition, 13.3 continuing education credits are awarded upon completion of the course.

Learn more and register to attend at www.tappi.org/11kraft2


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