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Roundtable Discussions Focus on Mill Operations at PEERS 2019

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The paper and pulping industry is challenged more than ever to stay relevant in a fast-changing digital world with increasing environmental concerns. Staying abreast of new technologies, best practices and the latest advancements is vital in order to maintain competitiveness. With added pressure for sustainability and optimization, mills must utilize all resources available to them. TAPPI’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference is one such resource.

PEERS 2019, October 27-30, 2019 in St. Louis, MO, is considered the premier technical event focusing on the latest advances in technology, as well as fundamental process knowledge and control issues mills face each day. Its comprehensive technical program includes seven tracks emphasizing new methods and best practices to help mills optimize operations and reach their sustainability goals. The Conference offers mills and other professionals the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a presentation and workshop setting, as well as engage in peer-to-peer discussions during panel sessions, committee meetings and the popular Hot Topics Breakfasts.  

PEERS Hot Topics Breakfasts, held October 29 and 30, focus on many of the industry’s latest technical/production developments and operating problems. They are open to all conference attendees and offer an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together to discuss key topics. These complimentary roundtables have limited seating and pre-registration is required. Attendees receive a continental breakfast prior to the topic discussions.

Breakfast Topics include:

  • Future of Lime Kiln Burners
  • Nonwood
  • Brownstock Washing Optimization
  • Pulp Bleaching Operational Issues
  • Digester Operation and Control
  • Capturing Engineering Talent in the Paper Industry
  • Recycle
  • C&ME
  • Hard Scale Formation in Recaust Plants
  • Effects of Fiber Quality and Availability on Pulp Production and Quality
  • Retaining Institutional Memory in Mills with Lean staffing and Significant Turnover
  • Environmental
  • How to Optimize Equipment Inspections When Maintenance Budgets are Tight and How to Avoid Overreaction with Fitness for Service Evaluations
  • High Value Lignin (Biorefinery)
  • High Value Cellulose (Biorefinery)

PEERS also includes multiple special networking events including the 36th Annual PaperChase Fun Run/Walk, Young Professionals Mixer, conference dinner, and receptions. In addition, attendees can visit the exhibit floor and speak face-to-face with suppliers about the latest technologies and solutions.

View the Full PEERS 2019 Program

PEERS is co-located with the International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) and 12th Research Forum on Recycling. Attendees can attend all three events for only one registration fee.

Register today! Mills qualify for special discounts.   


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