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TAPPI PAPERMAKERS AND COATING CONFERENCES TO BE HELD TOGETHER

Division Chairman John Roper announced that the Coating and Papermakers Conferences will be held concurrently April 24-27, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Marriott Marquis.

The Coating Conference was previously scheduled for New Orleans and Papermakers was to be in Chattanooga, TN. As it was necessary to move the Coating Conference out of New Orleans due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, the chairmen concluded that co-locating both conferences in Atlanta would provide many benefits and opportunities for attendees.

Each division will sponsor its own technical programming, but participants will be able to attend sessions of either program. And, the Trade Fair will be open to all conference attendees. Both divisions will hold their committee meetings Monday, April 24, and technical sessions will begin on Tuesday.

Authors interested in presenting a paper on these or related topics should submit a draft manuscript to coating@tappi.org by December 31, 2005. Please note that submission of a full manuscript (not simply an abstract) is requested.

If you need further information, or need clarification, please contact Jane Schulenburg. Technical Program Committee Chair, at 314.982.3929.

STUDENT SUMMIT PLANS ANNOUNCED

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Planning for the 2006 TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit is underway. The event will be held January 14-16, 2006 at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown, Memphis, Tennessee. The Student Summit provides direct interaction with pulp, paper, and converting industry leaders and offers an opportunity to learn about the transition from student to employee. TAPPI and PIMA Student Chapter officers and members are encouraged to attend this exciting event. Tours of KTG USA's tissue mill and Buckman Laboratories are planned as well as a program that focuses on team building and communication skills. Mark your calendar today! The $20 registration fee for TAPPI and PIMA student members covers all meals and events, but not hotel accommodations. To register online, visit www.tappi.org/index.asp?pid=33515&ch=6 or contact TAPPI Member Connection at 1 800 332-8686 (US), 1 800 446-9431 (Canada), or 1 770 446-1400.

FBA / TAPPI PRODUCTIVITY AND WASTE SURVEY

The 2005 FBA/TAPPI Productivity and Waste Survey is now available. The biennial Productivity and Waste Survey provides useful benchmarking data that is otherwise unavailable from any other source. With this survey, companies can evaluate their productivity, waste and starch consumption data against participating plants. Surveying top performers, it includes information on machinery and labor operations, as well as waste from box plants from various countries. The Productivity and Waste Survey contains a summary report for converting equipment; detailed reports for converting equipment, basis weight, starch consumption; total plant productivity; and equipment listings by plant. The report is $115 for nonmembers, $88 for FBA and TAPPI members. Order your copy today! Participants of the survey qualify for a reduced rate. Contact TAPPI PRESS for more details 1 800 332-8686 (US), 1 800 446-9431 (Canada), or +1 770 446-1400.
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