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IN TOUCH ASSOCIATION NEWS Young Professionals Gather for Summit Meeting Young Professionals met in March, to provide TAPPI with feedback regarding their needs and how to best structure their committee. Sarah Muzzy from O’Neil Inc., volunteered to chair the committee and John Vanderklok from AstenJohnson will be vice chair. “I think there are many wonderful opportunities to make the Young Professionals a strong and meaningful division of TAPPI, and I am glad that others share the vision and drive to help this group take shape,” said Muzzy. The committee decided to start with four core interest areas: Programming and New Technology, Networking and Local Sections, YP Awards and Recognition, and YP Ambassadors, which will focus on committee development and student connections. In addition to the leadership listed above, Austin Stickle from Stickle Steam agreed to chair the Networking interest area and Andrew Reep from Ashland agreed to chair the Programming and New Technology interest area. TAPPI has purchased a new communities module for, that will improve member online experience and add new functionality for sharing information. With a target date of early April, the Young Professional committee will act as a beta test for this new soft ware so that it can eventually be rolled out to all TAPPI members. If you would like to join the Young Professionals Committee please contact: PPSA Announces 70th Annual Safety and Health Conference The Pulp and Paper Safety Association (PPSA) will host their 70th Annual Safety and Health Conference—“The Human Element of Safety,” June 9-12, 2013 in Williamsburg, Va. Eighteen speakers will address how human behavior will proactively help prevent, detect and control events before they occur. The conference will also feature updates from OSHA, member company case studies, and PPSA’s popular legal update. Among the confirmed speakers are representatives from International Paper, MWV, Weyerhaeuser, Domtar, Safe Start, REM Safety Consulting Inc, Michael Best & Friedrich Law Firm, Training Logic, Change Management Consulting, Inc., and BushCo, Inc. PPSA is a non-profit, non-political, international organization, devoted to the continuous improvement of safety throughout all aspects of the paper industry. From forest products to paper mills, to converting plants, to recycle collection centers, membership is grouped by category to ensure a fair and appropriate basis for comparison. Registration is currently open for this event. For more information go to php?eventid=55902&) or visit: Sustainable Solutions for Tomrrow’s Bio-economy TAPPI’s International Nanotechnology Division will hold its 8th Annual International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, June 24-27, 2013, at the KTH Royal Institute of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden. The division will continue its support of the search for renewable materials to replace many existing petroleum-based products, with a technical program that features cellulose nanomaterials in a variety of applications: 36 Paper360º MAY/JUNE 2013 • Unique and Thin-Film Composites • Filler and Coating Applications for Different Paper Grades • Improved Barrier Properties for Packaging Applications • Cellulose Nanomaterials as Films and Carriers in Medical Applications • Nanopaper and Iridescent Colored Cellulose Films Left to right: John Vanderklok, AstenJohnson, and Andrew Reep, Ashland. Coming Soon! Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials Early this summer, TAPPI Press will release the International Nanotechnology Division’s first publication, Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials. Edited by Michael T. Postek (NIST), Robert Moon (U.S. Forest Products Laboratory), Michael Bilodeau (University of Maine), and Alan Rudie (U.S. Forest Products Laboratory), this volume is a collection of more than 100 short, two-to-four-page technical summaries providing a state-of-the-art overview on the production and modification of these materials, plus properties and processing of various composites. High-end applications in electronics and coatings plus modeling summaries are also included. Visit to learn more. Check out the new logo for the TAPPI International Nanotechnology Division:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2013

Over the Wire . . . News Summary
The 2013 TAPPI Award Winners
Successful Asset Management in the Paper Industry from an OEM Point of View
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Managing the Risk of Fire and Explosion in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Broadening the Availability of Carbon Fibers with Lignin
TAPPISAFE Through the Eyes of a Labor Attorney
Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp
Association News
What’s New on

Paper360 - May/June 2013