Fall is in Full Effect Along with More TAPPI Events!

Your monthly listing is here! Check out our events, workshops and webinars.

At all TAPPI face-to-face events, we will implement the health and safety practices as issued by state and local authorities including the venue and the CDC. We recommend that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a negative test within 3 days of attending an event. We will require face coverings while indoors and maintain social distancing when possible. We will continue to provide updates on any changes as they become available.


Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) &
International Bioproducts and Bioenergy Conference (IBBC)

Providence, Rhode Island (open)
Sunday 10/30 - Wednesday 11/2
Various Times

PEERS offers CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers a comprehensive technical program focused on key operational issues.

IBBC offers attendees a comprehensive technical program focused on critical issues associated with biomass. Developed by industry professionals, IBBC peer-reviewed sessions are expert-led and include high-level discussion on key topics critical in today's current climate.

Book your room at the Omni Providence Hotel by 10/7 to receive a special discount rate
(click here for more information).

PEERS: Learn More | Register Now

IBBC: Learn More | Register Now

2022 Fall BLRBAC Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia | Sonesta Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza) (open)
Monday 10/3 - Wednesday 10/5
Various Times

The Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC) is holding its annual Fall Meeting, October 6, as a virtual event to share knowledge and maintain guidelines to help facilitate the safe, reliable operation of black liquor recovery boilers.

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Specialty Papers US
Milwaukee, Wisconsin & Online (open)
Tuesday 10/4 - Thursday 10/6
Various Times

The Specialty Papers US Conference focuses on the specialty paper and packaging industry. Register to attend now, and learn the latest on emerging technologies, paper chemistries, sustainability and processing innovations and advancements, plus trends that are influencing specialty paper and packaging today. Share knowledge and ideas, as well as network with high-level players from across the supply chain. This event is co-sponsored by TAPPI.

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Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota (open)
Tuesday 10/4 - Thursday 10/6
Various Times

Participants in this course will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes.

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European PLACE
Bratislava, Slovakia (open)
Monday 10/10 - Wednesday 10/12
Various Times

The European PLACE Conference is the only event of its kind in Europe that focuses on Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings and Extrusion. Speakers include not only experts from the industry, but many leaders from universities. Focusing on the theme, “Making Packaging as Functional and Simple as Possible, but not Simpler,” the program will emphasize the latest trends and technologies related to extrusion coating and lamination of web-based materials and applications, as well the general public’s attitude on packaging. Learn More

Hands-On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics
NC State University | Raleigh, North Carolina (open)
Monday 10/10 - Friday 10/14
8:00am - 5:00pm (Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm) ET

This unique introduction workshop will provide attendees an overall view of the basic concepts in pulp and paper manufacturing. Attendees will increase their understanding by participating in hands-on laboratory exercises.

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Young Professionals Open House Series with Women in Industry
Virtual Event (open)
Tuesday 10/11
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

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Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia (open)
Monday 10/24 - Thursday 10/27
Various Times

Featuring a one-day Glass Mat 201 course, two full days of technical sessions and roundtable discussions, and a fun-filled evening at Punch Bowl Social, you'll want to be part of this educational networking event exclusively for industry manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and mill managers in the fiberglass mat industry.

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Insight into Lignin-Based Materials
Webinar (open)
Tuesday 10/25
9:00am - 10:00am ET

In this upcoming Nano webinar, Professor Scott Renneckar from the University of British Columbia's Department of Wood Science will discuss the value that lignin holds for a biorefinery (pulp and paper to energy and fuels) and the challenges that have made commercialization of products difficult, as well as assess new and interesting materials that can be fabricated from technical lignin.

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IDCON: Root Cause Problem Elimination
In-person (Raleigh, North Carolina) & Online (open)
Tuesday 10/25 - Wednesday 10/26
8:30am - 4:40pm ET

This course focuses on eliminating problems, not just analyzing them, and is designed to teach participants to use a structured approach to problem elimination while learning a documentation method and implementation strategies for your organization. This course teaches a simple process that can be applied down to the frontline where 80 to 90% of problems can be eliminated.

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Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course
Virtual Event (open)
Tuesday 10/25 - Friday 10/28
Various Times

In this course, expert instructors will explain the most important industry-accepted best practices that will help you improve overall tissue machine efficiency, increase production, and enhance product softness and bulk.

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YDSRC Fall Meeting
Miron Construction, Neenah, Wisconsin & Virtual (open)
Tuesday 11/1 - Wednesday 11/2
7:00am - 5:00pm CT

This upcoming fall meeting brings together an active group of Yankee Dryer owner/users and service providers who have engaged to reduce delay that causes low productivity and negatively impacts dryer safety and overall business results. The committee's goal is to develop standard practices and visual standards for problems which cause drying system delay and compromise safety across the tissue industry.

*Please note, a Zoom link will be available for those who wish to attend virtually. It will be sent to virtual attendees closer to the meeting.

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Chest and Tank Cleaning Tune-Up in the Pulp & Paper Industry – Webinar (Free)
Thursday, October 20th | 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET |

A webinar designed to discover how to maximize the life of your equipment with chest and tank cleaning - and reduce safety and health risks while you're at it.

It all comes down to using the right approach for the job at hand.

For more info click here. Don’t forget to register today.

Sponsored by: Spraying Systems Co.


Insight into Lignin-Based Materials - Nano Division Webinar – Webinar (Free)
Tuesday, October 25th | 9:00AM – 10:00AM ET |

Lignin has emerged as an important component for the valorization of plant biomass. Interesting approaches for upgrading lignin either by controlled depolymerization using catalytic fractionation or materials fabrication have been of great interest to the research community. For the latter, exploitation of industrially available technical lignins, such as kraft and organosolv lignins have provided pathways towards functional materials such as mesoporous aerogels, nanofiber sponges, lignin polymer blends, carbon fiber and colloidal lignin particles. This talk will highlight some basic information about lignin (types and sources) and how these feedstocks can be manipulated into new materials. The talk will describe some processes about making lignin more uniform by fractionation and chemical modification to discuss some structure and property relationships. The talk is aimed at researchers and managers wanting to better understand lignin and its potential with some observations about lignin structure.

For more info click here. Don’t forget to register today.