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Paper and Board

Welcome to our Paper & Board Division page. The division consists of hundreds of professionals who focus on the mechanical preparation of fibers prior to the paper machine, the preparation and evaluation of the effect of papermaking additives (fillers and chemicals), surface applications on the paper machine, and paper machine auxiliary systems operation. 

Division Chair: Darren Swales, Kemira

Division Vice Chair: Paula Hajakian, U. S. Gypsum Inc.

Division Secretary: Dale Midyette, Jacobs Engineering

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 The Paper & Board Division's annual event,  PaperCon , is the premier opportunity for CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers to gather for the largest pulp and paper technical  program in the world. 


 Technical Committees

 The  Technical Committees  of the Paper & Board Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more.  


 Each year at PaperCon, the Paper & Board Division is proud to provide several division awards to deserving members of the industry. They are nominated and voted on by members of the Paper & Board Division Awards & Scholarship Committee.

 TAPPI Connect 

 We are proud to provide TAPPI Connect  as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate. 


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