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MAY 23-25



Did you know that over 25% of all mills are within a one day's drive of Milwaukee, WI? What better reason to hold TAPPI's new exhibit, Paper Expo, there! Being located in the heart of the North American paper country makes it cost effective for attendees and exhibitors alike.

Attending the show is free. See page 20a for your exhibit pass.

For more information about exhibiting, contact Clare Reagan,, 770-209-7271.


In addition to free attendance to the Monday-Wednesday exhibit, personnel from manufacturing companies, whether mill sites or corporate locations, will also be able to take advantage of free educational programming daily. There are 2 tracks specifically developed for Operations and Operations Management personnel as outlined below.


Specifically developed for hourly workers from operations and maintenance and nontechnical support workers

At press time, topics to include:

* Roll Preventative Maintenance

* Hydraulic system maintenance

* Doctor Blade Basics

* Brightness and Color Basics


Specifically developed for superintendents, supervisors, managers, and engineers

At press time, topics to include:

* Optimizing press section performance through press fabric application and fabric conditioning

* How to maximize fabric life, improve runnability and sheet characteristics

* How to effectively integrate operations and maintenance

* Process troubleshooting for leaders

And ... there's also FREE transportation available to the show for paper company employees that are within driving distance. Car or van rental and gasoline costs will be reimbursed within a 250 mile radius of Milwaukee.

To register for the Mill Operations Educational Program or to sign up for free transportation, please contact Margie Head at +1 770 209-7273 or


Held in conjunction with Paper Expo, May 22-26, 2005. In addition to being able to discuss your daily challenges with other papermakers, highlights of the conference include:

* Four roundtables specifically designed around your issues in:

* papermaking equipment, process and operating problems;

* Practical Model Predictive Control and how it can provide high performance solutions;

* how to practically use microparticle and nanotechnology programs to increase your profitability and improve your runnability; and

* technical, organizational and regulatory issues related to maintenance and mill engineering in the popular Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable.

If you're in need of refreshers or some nuts and bolts learning, there are tutorials on:

* Retention Aids

* Creping in Tissue Making

* MS Excel for Engineers and

* Hydraulic headbox design (which is followed by a session with case studies where a panel of industry experts will share their expertise on headbox operation and impact on sheet quality.

Other highlights of the program include:

* Latest progress in predicting, quantifying and taking steps to overcome print mottle and other problems affecting the appearance of printed images

* Recent developments in improving paper machine efficiencies through on-line measurement and control

* Case studies demonstrating how wet end improvements can optimize paper quality, productivity and cost on grades ranging from newsprint to containerboard

* Learn how objective quantification of fiber characteristics can help papermakers get the best value from pulping and refining operations

* Tools available to help papermakers make quality decisions related to energy conservation, roll quality, lint reduction and the relationship between web breaks and process data

* Latest developments in water removal on the paper machine, including innovations in paper machine clothing design

To sign up go to or use the registration form in the promotion piece that was polybagged with this issue of Solutions!. If you did not get the information contact TAPPI at 1-800-332-8686 (US), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), or +1 770-446-1400 (Worldwide).

Attend the first ever Training Leaders Forum for training professionals from pulp and paper manufacturing companies/sites.

The Training Leaders Forum is scheduled for May 24, 2005. Come and share your experiences with your peers and take solutions back to the workplace. Contact Shirley Barton at or 770-209-7525.
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