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By now, all members of thePaper and Board Divisionhave surely heard ofTAPPIs huge reorganizationalundertaking, called our 2010vision. A group of our mostsenior volunteers have beenmeeting for nearly two yearswith a select group of TAPPIstaff, gathering input fromevery member and organizationalvisionary in order to form a clear picture of what TAPPIwill look like ten years from now. As Wayne Gretzskythe great hockey star once said about how he came to besuch a success on the ice, I simply skate to where thepuck is going to be. And thats what TAPPIs going todo head straight for the future.As a large division of TAPPI, that is also our chal-lenge: to see, hear and understand what is needed tofulfill our vision of how we are going to deliver on ourpromises. We will continue to focus on meeting theneed for technical information regarding the paper-making processes that occur between the high-densitystock chest and the winder. What were changing,however, is how we are now able to interface with oth-ers that are also working in the same area but have dif-ferent viewpoints. How much stronger would a tech-nical program be for our next Papermakers Conferenceif we could draw on the strengths and resources of theEngineering or Coating and Graphic Arts Divisions?It boggles the mind to think of the possibilities.These are very exciting times! The opportunity formolding our own future has never been greater...ormore open. Thanks to the leadership of Wayne Grossand the flexibility of the TAPPI volunteers and staff,we are clearly set free from the overbearing bureau-cracy of the structure that weve had in the past.We can choose whatever best suits us in terms ofhow we recreate the Paper & Board Division, but wemust plan carefully and execute swiftly...and thatswhere all of you come in.The Steering Committee of the Division consists of all the Division officers, plus the past Chairman, anEducation Liaison and all the Committee Officers.(Because of the action that we took at this years conference in April...combining the PapermakersCommittee and the Stock Prep Committee...we havefewer representatives now than weve had in the past.)Its going to be the primary focus of our agenda inOctober to set the course for the Division in the yearsto come to formulate a vision for what we wish tobecome and then plan each step of the way on howwere going to get to where were going. This is acrucial time for us as a group, and we need your inputin order to meet your needs for technical informationin the future.Please avail yourselves of the TAPPI web site,which has been re-designed and is now more member- friendly than ever. Its a perfect place to ask about the goals of 2010 andpost your opinions about what should be done with theDivision. If you dont have access to the web...thats OKbecause we still receive phone calls and letters. In anycase, please dont pass up this opportunity to be heardon this important issue. The address, phone numbersand email addresses for the Division officers are listed inthis newsletter. Make sure you communicate whatdirection you'd like to see the Division take.Speaking of the Conference...we had an absolutelygrand setting in Vancouver this past April. A full technical agenda was complimented by a number ofexciting alternatives to the lecture format. We hadroundtables and panel discussions, of course, but therewere also some new things. The Additives committeeput on a wet and dry strength tutorial targeted atdelivering basic technology to newcomers and thosewho wanted a refresher course on the fundamentals ofthat chemistry. We had, for the first time ever, ourown New Product Showcase where the suppliers werefreed from the usual restrictions of commercialism andwere allowed to promote their newest technologies.We had such a tremendous response to the call forpapers for this format that we had to hold two sessionsin order to accommodate everyone, and even at thatwe had to turn some away. The ratio of papermakersto suppliers was higher, too, indicating that the techni-PAPERMAKER NEWSPAPERMAKER NEWSNEWS FROM TAPPIS PAPER & BOARD DIVISION JULY 2000 continued on page 2JON KERRcal program drew the approval of those people inthe mills that decide to come (or send people) tothe conference, even in tight budget years. Theon-site surveys indicated that this was a very, very successful conference.So, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Wedon't have the luxury of doing things the wayweve always done them...its pretty clear thatsuch a strategy wont work...yet we have a won-derful (and recent) history of being the kind oftechnical forum that the papermakers of the newmillennium want and will support.Help us help you. Communicate with usabout your personal vision of a TAPPI withoutboundaries. Help us create a Paper & BoardDivision that is fast, fluid and flexible in how itdelivers value to its members. Im very excited tobe your new Chairman; a position that I expectwill change radically in the coming months andyears. In anticipation of the creation of a newstructure that will preserve our heritage yet ensureour future, I ask you openly to join us. Let ushear from you today.Jon KerrChairman, Paper & Board Division124 Fallenoak CourtLoveland, OH 45140-7750(513) 677-5620jon.kerr@ahlstrom.comDivision Chair & Technical Program ChairThomas E. RodencalSr. Paper Staff EngineerGeorgia Pacific Corporation133 Peachtree St NEP.O. Box 1050605Atlanta, GA 30303-1808(404) 652-4514fax: (404) 584-1466terodenc@gapac.comDivision Secretary and Newsletter Editor:Mark J. SmithSenior ScientistOMYA UK Ltd.Technical CentreP.O. Box 1Melton Bottom, Melton, E. YorkshireNorth Ferriby HU14 3HWUnited Kingdom44-1482-636867fax: 44-1482-636880markj.smith@omya.comChairmans Corner cont.Terry J. Bambrick received theTAPPI Paper and Board DivisionTechnical Award and Harris O. WarePrize for 2000.Through his research, analysis,and field application of new fabricand wire designs, Bamrick has signifi-cantly influenced the design anddevelopment of forming media andcontributed toward improved drainageand sheet formation on the wet end.He has made significant contributions in analysis ofdrainage and formation characteristics and practicalapplications of forming media. He has also conductedimportant research on the effects of closed systems onfabric operation.Bambrick graduated from the Ontatio Institute ofTechnology in 1964. He is currently retired from AlbanyInternational in Appleton, WI. He has served in allchairs of the Paper and Board Divisions PapermakersCommittee, including chairman in 1988, and has mostrecently served as continuing education coordinator.John M. Rogers received the TAPPIPaper and Board Division Leadershipand Service Award for 2000.Rogers served as technical programchairman for the 1998 JointEngineering & PapermakersConference. He is being honored forhis role in developing carrying out aprogram that appealed to both groupsand for successfully leading the divi-sions in completing the conference.A TAPPI member since 1977,Rogers has also served on the executivecommittee and on the board of directors for the LakeStates Local Section.Rogers received a BA in biology from the Collegeof Wooster in 1971 and a MS in engineering fromPurdue University in 1977. He is business develop-ment manager at Raasch & Associates in Green Bay,WI. His area of expertise is engineering and environ-mental waste water systems.TERRY BAMBRICK TECHNICAL AWARD& HARRIS O. WARE PRIZEJOHN ROGERS DIVISION LEADERSHIP& SERVICE AWARDTERRY BAMBRICKACCEPTS CONGRATULATIONS FROM DICK BARKER,TAPPI PRESIDENTJOHN ROGERSRECEIVES HIS AWARDFROM DICK BARKER2The 2000 Papermakers Conference was held in Vancouver, BC,Canada, April 16-19, 2000. Total attendance was 567, with459 paid. Approximately 18% of preregistrants were from pulpand paper companies.The opening session included a thought-provoking keynote address byRichard Phillips, Senior Vice President of Technology for InternationalPaper. Phillips indicated that research and development in the pulp andpaper industry are at their lowest point in 30 years, perhaps ever. Heindicated that things will likely get worse before they get better, andthat they will need to be different in order to recover. Key points fromhis talk included:1. Management believes that R&D has been a failure2. R&D failed to anticipate the future3. Suppliers do better than producers in effective R&D4. Emphasis must shift from process to products.The opening session also featured TAPPI president Dick Barker present-ing the TAPPI exhibit at Epcot Center and TAPPIs vision for 2010. TerryBambrick, recently retired from Albany International, received the divi-sion technical award for his analysis and field applications of formingfabric designs. John Rogers from Raasch Associates received the divisionleadership and service award for his work as technical program chairmanfor the 1998 joint Engineering and Papermakers Conference. The divi-sion also presented 6 scholarships to pulp and paper undergraduates.The technical program included a poster session and a total of 30technical sessions, with 16 paper sessions with 51 papers, 6 roundtables,4 panel discussions, 2 new technology sessions, and 2 workshops.The Poster Session on Sunday afternoon included 7 presentations.Chemical presentations included hydrogen sulfide odor control technol-ogy (Ashland), a new pulp and paper additive (Eaglebrook), and ASAemulsifiers for internal sizing (National Starch). Three presentationsfrom the University of British Columbia showed the effects of tempera-ture on PEO retention, fluid-fiber interaction in hydrocyclones, and anadvanced screening simulation. A presentation from Miami Universitydiscussed development of an apparatus to determine the aggregationstate of a headbox. New technology was presented in the technical sessions, new technologysession, and trade fair. Technology introduced at the conference included: Electrostatic treatment to prevent slime deposition (Zeta Corp.) Plasma-spark technology to detackify stickies (IPST) Unmodified starches to obtain dry strength (Ciba) Improved performance of cellulytic enzymes (Nalco) A nanoparticle retention/drainage system (Eka) Wet end charge measurement (Chemtrac) Dynamic pump seals (John Crane and Goulds) Centralized lubrication monitoring (Esko) Reduced capacity in approach flow systems (Voith) Ultra-high efficiency forward cleaners (Thermo Black Clawson) Hydrophillic softness additives for tissue and towel (Goldschmidt) Membrane whitewater filters (New Logic International) Slice velocity measurements (Dantec) Improved shower oscillator design (AES) Dryer section passivation chemicals that have been used successfullyin Asia to prevent picking and linting on dryer cans (Hercules) Stationary syphon for open-gear machines (Johnson) Dryer section optimization software (Valmet) In-situ roll balancing using external balance weights on dryers(Bretech) Zone-control calender rolls (Valmet) Trim conveying systems with vacuum separation (Quickdraft) Caustic-free repulping for newsprint (Buckman) Tapio sensor for high resolution variability analysis (Papertech) A formation sensor using x-rays to look at mass distribution (PilotIndustries) A new method to measure z-directional tensile (Lorentzen and Wettre) Roll stock recovery and converting (Fibercore)In addition to new technology, application information was presentedfor existing technology in several areas, including: Thick and thin stock screening Effect of pulp quality variation on tissue properties Deinked pulp as a hardwood fiber substitute Mixing cones to improve thick stock mixing Freeness measurement errors Debonding agents in tissue Use of profiling and non-profiling gamma gauges in the forming section TSI and TSO testing Coater and after-size drying and web handlingResearch and development papers presented at the conference included: Modeling of fiber activity within a screen basket Effects of refining on formation Flow modeling of headboxes Modeling of gas-fired infrared emitters Comparison of shoe calendering and soft calendering on mottlewhite linerboard.As usual, roundtable discussions were a highlight of the conference.Roundtables included grade-specific sessions for liner and medium,newsprint, fine paper, tissue, coated, and specialty grades. In addition,traditional roundtables were held at the Papermakers Committee andPapermaking Specialists Subcommittee meetings. For most grades, topic areas covered included stock preparation andapproach systems, wet end chemistry, headbox and forming, pressing,drying, dry end, testing, and grade-specific issues.For example, the discussion for specialty papers focussed on CDuniformity with roll formers. For fine paper, the main concerns includ-ed pulp quality,saveall operations, additives in the headbox dilutionstream, and ceramic change criteria for the forming section.Two workshops were a new addition to the Papermakers program.A 7.5-hr Wet Strength Tutorial was held Monday afternoon and Tuesdaymorning and included 7 sessions by 5 speakers on topics ranging fromWhat is Starch? to Glyoxalated Resins: Wet Strength Development inPaper and Board. John Steen from Smurfit-Stone Container presented aMill Communications Workshop on Wednesday morning discussing 11communications tools essential for effective papermaking.Additional technical activities included a Trade Fair with 22 booths,and a Meet the Experts Breakfast on Wednesday morning with 17 tablesset up to discuss various papermaking topics.Social events during the conference included the Papermakers Puband Poster Session and a Newcomers Reception on Sunday evening, areception at the trade fair Monday evening, and a Taste of Vancouverand Casino night on Tuesday evening, sponsored by 17 companies whoprovided between $500 and $3,000 each to sponsor an evening offun, food, and prizes. Spouse/guest events included a tour of Vancouvercity highlights, a cooking demo and lunch, and a tour of the museumof anthropology.Wednesday afternoon featured tours of the University of BritishColumbia Pulp and Paper Centre, Paprican Vancouver Laboratory,and Domtar Vancouver mill. 32000 PAPERMAKERS CONFERENCE REPORT...BY JEFF REESE4By Tom Rodencal and Jeff ReeseThe new millennium ushered in a special anniversary with-in the papermaking community. The TAPPI PapermakersCommittee celebrated 50 years of service to the industrywith a luncheon held May 18, 2000 at the PapermakersConference in Vancouver, BC. Thirty-seven members and invitedguests attended, including division officers, TAPPI presidentDick Barker, and TAPPI executive director Wayne Gross. Seven of the 22 past committee chairmen were in attendance.Highlights of the luncheon were a presentation on the history of the committee by Tom Rodencal and a summary of papercompany consolidations over the past 50 years compiled byGary Nyman. The Paper Manufacturing Division was formedin 1939. In 1947, the Papermaking Committee(with scope including additives) formed thePapermaking Fourdrinier and PapermakingCylinder subcommittees. The 9-memberPapermaking Fourdrinier group moved to fullcommittee status in 1949, and began operating in1950, led by Noel Phillips from Champion Paper andFiber Company. The name has changed through the years to the Fourdrinier Committee (1953), Fourdrinier MachineCommittee (1969), Fourdrinier Papermakers Committee(1977) and finally to the Papermakers Committee (1984), but themission of providing a forum for papermakers to exchange informa-tion has remained the same. Note that roundtable discussions, ahighlight of committee meetings for the past 50 years, were perhaps more appropriately known as Bull Sessions in the early years of the committee.Mill visits have been another long-standing tradition of the Papermakers Committee, and the practice of holding twomeetings at mill sites and one at a conference each year hasbeen maintained through most of the 50-year history. A reviewof visits since 1976 indicates a total of 59 mill and plant visits in the past 25 years.Messages from past chairs and from Dan Manson, the longestsustaining member (since 1963) were read to the group. Doorprizes were handed out for answers to trivia questions on thefirst Papermakers Conference (1972), division technical award (Jasper Mardon), joint conference (1973), Wet End OperationsShort Course (1976), and paper company and supplier history. Advertisements from 1950 TAPPI Journalsincluded displays by Beloit, Sandy Hill, Pusey and Jones, RiceBarton, Valley, Waldron, Bagley and Sewall, E.D. Jones and Sons, Shartle, Bird, Ross, Masoneilan, Mt. Vernon - WoodberryMills, Appleton Wire Works, Lockport, Tracerlab, andAmerican Cyanamid.The complete presentation will be mailed to all current committee members. Others wishing a copy can contact Mike Molter at TAPPI.DAVE FORSMAN, WAYNE GROSS, JOHN STOLARZJOE WILSON, THOMAS BAKE, SANFORD SHAPIROJOHN STOLARZ, MAL CONDON, TOM RODENCALELWOOD BEACH, MAL CONDON, ART RANKIN, RON BOLLINGERPAPERMAKERS COMMITTEE CELEBRATES YEARS50Course OverviewThis course includes a series of focused case studies, short subject matter presentations, and question and answer periods. A typical session will focus on one particular topic and includeidentification of important concepts, brief subject matter presen-tation, question and answer period, and in-class assignments offollow-up case analysis.Who Should AttendThis introductory to intermediate level course is designed formill superintendents, development engineers, chemical andprocess engineers, chemists, process and product quality controltechnicians and sales and technical service representatives.Participants should have one to five years of paper industryexperience. College-level chemistry and math courses are ahelpful prerequisite to this short course. This course is limited to 75 attendees.Learning OutcomesParticipants successfully completing the course should be able to: Predict potential paper machine and paper quality problems by knowing the properties of papermaking furnish and process components and understanding how they interact to affect wet end chemistry phenomena Discuss possible solutions to paper machine process and paper quality problems associated with wet end additives and arising from chemical deposits. Identify additives that can be used to change the balance of charge for purposes of process control, troubleshooting, and optimization situations. Identify the most important factors affecting first-pass retention and the rate of drainage of water from the fiber mat during formation. Identify wet end chemical additives that can be used to achieve paper property objectives in various grades.RegistrationRegistration is limited to 75 people. Be sure to register early toreserve your spot. Three or more TAPPI members from thesame company who mail or fax their registrations togetherbefore August 11th can register for US $855 each. Fees are US$950 for TAPPI members and US $1425 for non-members who register before August 11th, 2000. After this date, fees are US$1150 for members and US $1725 for nonmembers.To register for these courses, you may register online atwww.tappi.org. For more information or to register by phone,call 1-800-332-8686 (US), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), or +1-770-446-1400.HotelFor hotel reservations for both of these courses, please contact theCincinnati Airport Marriott directly at +1-859-586-0166. Be sure to make hotel reservations by August 11, 2000 to takeadvantage of TAPPIs special room rate of US $112 per night (single/double) and to ensure that you will have a room.Course OverviewThis course will provide fundamental training on the design andoperation of the paper machine and support systems for operatorsand other individuals who are involved with the day to day operationof the paper machine. The course will cover the following topics: fiber structure and sheet formation the stock prep and stock approach system wet end design and optimization pressing and drying machine clothing troubleshootingWho Should AttendThe course will be particularly helpful to paper machine opera-tors and technicians, process engineers, and product developmentengineers from paper manufacturers, as well as service techniciansand engineers from clothing or chemical suppliers. This course isnot intended for employees of tissue companies. Those interestedin learning about tissue may be more interested in the TAPPITissue Runnability Short Course.Learning OutcomesParticipants who complete this course should be able to: Describe how basic fiber structure affects paper properties. Describe how paper machine clothing design affects paper quality and machine efficiency. Identify the main components and principles of operation of the paper machine system. Identify techniques to troubleshoot paper machine operational problems.RegistrationFees are US $1045 for TAPPI or Ohio Local Section membersand US $1570 for nonmembers who register by August 11th.After that date, fees are US $1245 for members and US $1870for nonmembers. Three or more Ohio Local Section membersfrom the same location who mail or fax their registrations together before August 11th can register for US $940 each.PAPER MACHINE OPERATIONS SHORT COURSESeptember 11-14, 2000 Airport Marriott Hotel Cincinnati, OHINTRODUCTION TO WET END CHEMISTRY SHORT COURSESEPTEMBER 12-14, 2000 AIRPORT MARRIOTT HOTEL CINCINNATI, OHUpcoming Events5As you make plans to attend the Paper & BoardDivision Committee Meetings, you might find thefollowing information useful:Schedule of Events:See attached. Please call me ASAP with anychanges to this schedule.Wednesday, October 18, 2000Paper & Board Steering CommitteeNoon to 5:00p.m.(buffet lunch will be provided)Thursday, October 19, 2000*Papermaking Additives Com. 8:00a.m. to noonPapermakers Committee8:00a.m. to noonOff site tour at Eastman 2:30p.m. to 4:00pmKodak in Rochester, NY - (You will be responsible for your own transportation)Friday, October 20, 2000*Off site tour at Solvay Paperboard in Solvay, NY 9:00a.m. to 10:30am (You will be responsible for your own transportation)*Thursday & Friday tours are for Papermaker Committee Members only.The Hotel:http://www.hilton.com/doubletree/hotels/SYRBSDT/index.htmlThe Club Hotel by Doubletree is convenientlylocated at the intersection of Interstates 81 and90(the New York State Thruway), the Club Hotelby Doubletree Syracuse Airport is just minutes fromHancock International Airport and downtownSyracuse. Youll also find Syracuse University, theNew York State Fairgrounds, P & C Stadium andCarousel Center, the regions largest shoppingcenter, nearby. On Site Facilities: Available Printers: LASER PRINTER Cable TV Services: CNN, Premium Channel, Pay Per View Beverage Area: Tues. 5:30-6:30p Open Bar Transportation Services: Airport - When: 5:00a-11:00P Languages Spoken: English Parking Options: Self-park Check in time: 3:00PM Check In/Out Options: Video Check Out, Restaurant Check OutTo ensure availability of our rate of $79.00KingRooms, please make your reservation directly withthe hotel by calling 315-457-4000 prior toSeptember 18, 2000, and indicate that you arewith the TAPPI Paper & Board Division Midyear Meeting. Air Transportation:TAPPI is please to offer meeting attendees specialdiscount through Delta Airlines. For details, you oryour travel agent may call Delta at 1-800-241-6760and ask about special fares for this meeting. Refer to file number 133396APaper &Board Division Midyear Meeting2000 Paper & Board Division Steering Committee Meetings & ToursOctober 18, 19 & 20, 2000Tentative Schedule of Events DoubleTree Club Syracuse, NY6T A P P I F A XPlease fax or e-mail your reply to Karen Ventry before October 6, 2000...To: Karen Ventry Fax Number: 770-446-6947 Phone Number: 770-209-7331e-mail: kventry@tappi.orgPaper & Board Midyear MeetingName: _____________________________________________I will attend the following meetings/tours Wednesday, October 18, 2000Paper & Board Steering Committee Noon to 5:00p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2000*Papermaking Additives Committee 8:00a.m. to noon Papermakers Committee 8:00a.m. to noon Off site tour at Eastman Kodak 2:30p.m. to 4:00p.m. Friday, October 20, 2000*Off site tour at Solvay Paperboard 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m. *Thursday & Friday tours are for Papermaker Committee Members only.I WILL NOT be in attendance PAPERMAKING ADDITIVES NEWSThe committee met during the recent Papermakers Conference inVancouver, BC. This was the first meeting under the new structure.The meeting started with the introduction of the new officers: Chairman Tony ColasurdoVice Chairmen & Technical Program Phil Williams and Philips OrianSecretary Eric WagnerPublications Jose RodriguezContinuing Education Jim Winters and Gavin SpenceGala Events/Hospitality Paul Arvanetes (New volunteer needed)Membership Jerry Dykstra and Greg AloiAs noted, a new volunteer is needed for the Hospitality position. If you wish to get involved in this area please let Tony Colasurdo know. After a short review of the Division news, the meeting broke intothe first of two break out sessions. Here people broke into five subject groups: Retention and Drainage Aids; Dye Fillers andPigments; Wet and Dry Strength Agents, Chemical Processing Aidsand Sizing and Functional Additives. These groups then discussedvarious projects they would be interested in. The meeting then broke into five different groupings: TechnicalProgram, Publications, Continuing Education, Hospitality andMembership. Representatives of the subject groups then presentedtheir ideas for projects for further development.The most promising projects were then presented to the whole group.It is hoped this new approach will allow quick development ofhigh value activities for the benefit of all TAPPI members. If youwish to assist in this process in any way, please attend our Fall meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2000 in Syracuse, New York.COMMITTEE NEWSPAPERMAKERS COMMITTEE NEWSThe Papermakers Committee met at the PapermakersConference in Vancouver, BC in April. The commit-tee meeting was well attended and the roundtable dis-cussion immediately following the business meetingwas very informative. During the committee businessmeeting, it was announced that the Stock PreparationCommittee was going to merge into the PapermakersCommittee as a sub-committee for an initial trial period of two years. It is hoped through this mergerto strengthen both committees and boost the atten-dance at the meetings throughout the year.Also at the April Papermakers Committee meeting,the changing of the officers took place. Retiring aschairman was John Stolarz, Mead Corporation. Johnscontribution as committee chairman was outstandingand he will be missed in this roll. The incoming officers are: Dave Forsman, Appleton Papers Inc.,Chairman; Marc Brink, Jacobs Engineering, Vice-chairman; Billy Freeny, Willamette Industries, Inc.,Secretary.The Papermakers Committee fall meeting will beOctober 19 and 20 in Syracuse, NY. The short busi-ness meeting will begin at 8:00 am, followed by aroundtable discussion. We will break for lunch andhave a tour of Eastman Kodak's facility in Rochesterin the afternoon. Friday morning will be a tour ofSolvays facility in Syracuse.7POSTERPAPERMAKER NEWSPAPERMAKER NEWSNEWS FROM TAPPIS PAPER & BOARD DIVISION JULY 2000 TAPPIs Paper & Board DivisionTechnology Park/AtlantaP.O. Box 105113Atlanta, GA 30348-51132000 All rights reservedNONPROFITU.S. PostagePAIDPermit No. 555Kennesaw, GA Division Vice Chairman & Technical Program ChairmanThomas E. RodencalSr. Paper Staff EngineerGeorgia-Pacific Corporationterodenc@gapac.comphone: 404-652-4514fax: 404-584-1466Division Secretary & Newsletter EditorMark SmithSenior ScientistOMYA UK Ltd.markj.smith@omya.comphone: 44-1482-636867fax: 44-1482-636880Newsletter ContactMartha Quinlin+1-770-209-7399mquinlin@tappi.orgMeeting PlannerKaren Van Duren+1-770-209-7291kvanduren@tappi.orgTechnical Program AdministratorKathy Betts+1-770-209-7418kbetts@tappi.orgExhibit SalesClare Reagan+1-770-209-7271creagan@tappi.orgExhibit OperationsLisa Archer+1-770-209-7225larcher@tappi.orgTechnical Operations ManagerMike Molter+1-770-209-7264mmolter@tappi.orgDivision Chairman & Conference ChairmanJohn KerrDirector of Bus. Dev.Ahlstrom Machineryjon.kerr@ahlstrom.comphone: 518-745-2890fax: 518-745-28582001 TAPPI PAPERMAKERS CONFERENCE POSTER SESSIONThe 2001 Papermakers Conference will once again feature a Poster Session which offers excellent opportunities for one-to-one interaction between authors and conference participants. The conference will be held at the Cincinnati OmniHotel in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 11-14.During the Poster Session, conference attendees are free to browse among the presentations of interest to them and tospeak directly with the authors. The visual materials will be available for viewing for an extended period of time without theauthor present as well as for specified periods with the author present. These sessions are informal, conversational, and highlyresponsive to the interests of the attendees. Co-authors and colleagues may also be present and participate at the same timein discussions.Any person or company interested in presenting a poster at the 2001 Conference should contact the Poster SessionChairman, Harry Heise, at (704) 847-6435 (phone), (704) 847-6435 (fax), or harry@ndcinfrared.com (e-mail). To beincluded in the Poster Session, the preliminary title or Abstract must be sent to Harry Heise by September 15, 2000.