Get Involved in the Division

Welcome to our Tissue Division page. The division is made up of hundreds of technical professionals who work in the manufacture and converting of tissue products around the world and the work of its volunteers. New members are always welcome.  

Division Chair: William Oliver, Clearwater Paper
Division Co-Chair: John M. Muchukot, Chemstone

The Tissue Division's newest event is Tissue 2017, a conference and trade fair jointly organized by TAPPI and RISI to provide the highest quality business insight and technical information available. 

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

Each year, the Tissue Division is proud to provide several scholarships and awards.

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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Tuesday 9/19 to Thursday 09/21

Tissue 202: Converting Operations-Green Bay, Wisconsin USA, open

This training explores the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.

Tuesday 10/3 to Friday 10/6

Tissue 2017-Miami Beach, FL, open

Tissue 2017 is a new conference that brings together TAPPI technical content with RISI expertise in market trends, grade expectations and competitive data for the North American Tissue market.

Tuesday 11/7 to Wednesday 11/8

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course-Peachtree Corners, GA, USA, open

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

Thursday 11/9 to Thursday 11/9

Tissue 203: Converting System Analysis & Simulation-Peachtree Corners (Greater Atlanta), GA, USA, open

This course is intended to teach attendees the factors affecting productivity of a tissue converting line to help optimize layouts and debottleneck existing lines.

Monday 1/8 to Thursday 01/11

Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course-St. Petersburg, Florida, open

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Learn from one of the most well known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Korcurek.  Co-located with the Kraft Recovery Course to bring many experts and peers together at one time.

Tuesday 5/1 to Wednesday 05/2

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability-Appleton, WI, open

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.