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Limited Seating Still Available for Intro to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching

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Seats are filling for the 2013 TAPPI Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching course.  Save with the early-bird discount by completing your registration by July 5.

This efficiently, expertly planned course will be held August 5-6 at the TAPPI Training Facility in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, USA.

You can expect to network among your peers already registered from BTG Inc., Buckman, Domtar, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Packaging Corp. of America, Weyerhaeuser, and others. You can also plan your trip ahead of time.

Meet our instructor:

Dr. Michael Kocurek is one of the world's most recognized educators in the pulp and paper industry. As Professor Emeritus of Paper Science & Engineering at North Carolina State University, Dr. Kocurek's focus is on pulp and paper technology, paper properties, and workforce and professional development. He has taught pulping and bleaching to both undergraduate and graduate students, and groups of technical personnel and operators for more than 40 years. He is active in teaching distance learning courses and has taught in-mill company classroom short courses on kraft pulping manufacture at more than 15 mill locations.

Dr. Kocurek is the editor of 11 books, including the recognized Pulp and Paper Manufacture series covering the entire field of pulp and paper. He has authored/co-authored six video courses, including the Introduction to Pulp & Paper series - again covering the entire field of pulp and paper. Dr. Kocurek received his B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Paper Science & Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and Syracuse University.

He has served as Paper Science Department head at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an academic program he founde, and N.C. State University. His honors include TAPPI Fellow, TAPPI Distinguished Service Award, and induction into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame - an honor bestowed to recognize people who have made preeminent contributions to the global paper industry.

Course Curriculum:

The 2013 Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching course is "the kind of course that offers a view of the entire puzzle, so to speak, rather than a detailed focus on one or two operations," explains Dr. Kocurek. "There are few if any that combine this field of focus into one course."

You will learn how to:

•  Expand overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations
•  Broaden awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations
•  Demonstrate the affect of processes on kraft pulp quality
•  Build confidence for effective interaction among process engineers and operators
•  Help with troubleshooting product quality problems.
Register soon to take part.  We look forward to seeing you here at the TAPPI headquarters in August.


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