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Over 890 attendees were at the 2003 TAPPI Spring Technical Conference & Exhibit with over 56 exhibiting companies participating in the Exhibit. Over 120 attendees participated in the 2003 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium. Both events were held in Chicago, Illinois, USA in early May.


Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Hagemeyer Society Reception Sponsors

IMERYS Pigments RohmNova Specialty Minerals CIBA Specialty Chemicals

2003 TAPPI Spring Conference Non-Financial Co-Sponsor

RPTA (Recycled PaperBoard Technical Association)

2003 TAPPI Spring Conference Sponsor

Metso Paper

2003 TAPPI Spring Conference Lanyard Sponsor

Ciba Specialty Chemicals

2003 TAPPI Spring Conference Hot Topic Lunch Sponsors

AstenJehnson Voith Paper

2003 TAPPI Spring Conference Coffee Break Sponsors

Luzenac America Voith Paper Adhesives Research Hydro Tech Corporation Weyerhaeuser

For 2004, this conference will be held in conjunction with Paper Summit, May 3-,5 in Atlanta, GA. Continue to check the TAPPI web site for more for more information at = 1&pid = 23518&ch = 4&ip + -1. Technical program information as well as conference tees will be available in the upcoming months.

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Now there's a new easy way to share your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions with TAPPI leaders. The new "Talk to TAPPI" feature on provides members as well as nonmembers the opportunity to voice their ideas in one convenient location. The new "Talk to TAPPI" page combines four different feedback mechanisms on one easy-to-find area. First, web visitors and members can click on the 'President's Page' to send an email directly to Kathleen M. Bennett, TAPPI's president. The 'Web Worries' section is set up for members to ask for help, send a message to the Webmaster, or offer suggestions for improvement to the site. The 'Score the Site' section is an electronic survey about the functionality of the site. And finally, in the 'TAPPI Triumphs' area members can share their thoughts about the value of TAPPI membership. Visit "Talk to TAPPI" on today to tell TAPPI's leaders what you think!


* TIP 0304-73 Checking for coating wear on corrugating rolls


* TIP 0404-53 Dandy roll applications

* TIP 0418-02 Recausticizing material balance equations relating to digester requirements


* T 210 cm-03 Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture

* T 437 cm-03 Dirt in paper and paperboard

* T 456 cm-03 Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard ("wet tensile strength")

* T 1213 sp-03 Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance evaluation of paper)

* T 496 sp-03 Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials

* T 534 cm-03 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (d/0 diffuse)

* T 545 cm-03 Cross-machine gram-mage profile measurement (gravimetric method)

* T 550 cm-03 Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis

All individual TIPs or Test Methods are available for electronic or paper delivery.

For electronic delivery, the documents are emailed to you in PDF format. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these documents. This is available free from

If you prefer hardcopy printout, these can be mailed or taxed to you. Please include the shipping and handling costs in your total.

For Individual TIPs, order Item Number: 0108--(insert TIP number) For Individual Test Methods, order Item Number: 0104T-(Insert Test Method number)

List: US$ 30 Member: US$ 20 Shipping: US$ 3.20 Canada: US$ 3.30 Other: US$ 8.40

The complete collection of TIPs is available ill a two-volume set or on CD. The complete collection of Test Methods is available as printed book or on CD. Call TAPPI's Member Connection Department at 1 800 332-8686 (US), 1 800 446-9431 (Canada) or +1 770 446-1400 for an index or to place an order or visit our website at and order online.


Three Technical Information Papers in the Sulfite and Semichemical Pulping subject category are being proposed for withdrawal, due to lack of interest expressed so far in reviewing and maintaining these documents. The TIPs are:

* TIP 0607-02 "Aqua ammonia"

* TIP 0607-03 "Solubility of ammonia in water"

* TIP 0607-25 "Definitions of terms in the sulfite pulping process"

The current members of the Sulfite and Semichemical Pulping Committee were notified in June 2003 that these would be proposed for withdrawal unless a member volunteered to chair their reviews by September 15, 2003.

This public announcement is intended to determine if there are any other TAPPI members who would like to assist in the review of these documents in order to retain them in the set. If no one has expressed interest in the retention of these documents by September 15, 2003, then the Quality and Standards Management Committee will be requested to withdraw them at their next meeting (September 30, 2003).

Anyone with an interest in keeping any of these TIPs in the set should contact Charles Bohanan (, or phone +1 770 209-7276, or fax +1 770 446-6947).
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Date:Aug 1, 2003
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