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intouch | ASSOcIAtIOn neWS Young Professionals "Top 20 Under 30" Winners For the remainder of 2015, each Association News article in Paper360˚ will feature five winners from the Young Professionals "Top 20 Under 30" contest; individuals under the age of 30 who, through their achievements, are emerging as leaders in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. Congratulations to the first group shown here! Adebola Adedire (27), Account Manager, Solenis Co-led conversion of a washer defoamer that resulted in more than 100 percent ROI. He also helped justify the purchase of felt wash skids at his primary account, where he currently spends much of his time documenting and justifying the digester additive program. Sabrina Burkhardt (26), Pulping/Bleaching Supervisor, Econotech Designed an independent study to answer questions about upgrading kraft grade pulp to viscose grade pulp using enzymatic treatments. She presented the findings at the International Pulp Bleaching Conference in Grenoble as well as additional information at a meeting in Montreal. Alex Beam (27), Process Specialist, Domtar Worked closely with Domtar's supplier of calcium carbonate to reduce the impact of charge and non-desirable reactions, thus reducing defect and sizing costs. He helped contribute to significantly reducing paper defects due to water contamination at a post-primary screen addition point. Omkar Chandorkar (29) Application Specialist-R&D, EcoSynthetix In the last two years, conducted extensive laboratory tests and analysis on an average of 25 new prototypes each month. He recently played a key role in the commercialization of three new products to some of the largest coated paper and paperboard production companies in the world. Stephanie Boyce (29), Research Scientist, Georgia-Pacific Participated in more than 18 laboratory papermaking, converting or mill optimization trials, 14 of which she was project coordinator. She recently developed a new converting capability for the company's next generation of prototypes. TAPPI's Young Professionals Division is composed of members who are college undergraduates, recent graduates and personnel new to the industry. It provides a wide range of products, services and educational opportunities, as well as a means for experiencing different professional areas, resources for career advancement and the chance to network with peers and industry professionals. For more information about the YP Division, contact Libby Settle at On the Bookshelf Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials By Michael T. Postek, Robert J. Moon, Alan W. Rudie, Michael A. Bilodeau While they have been around for years, cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils are today exciting interest due to their high strength and other unique physical properties. 42 Paper360º MAY/JUNE 2015 TAPPI Plants Trees to Commemorate 100th Anniversary (l-r) Chris Luettgen (Georgia Tech), Bill Bohn (Valmet), Kevin Hudson (RockTenn) and India Woodson (City of Decatur) scoop the final shovels of dirt on a newly planted tree. Photo by Clayton Bannon. To help celebrate its 100th anniversary, more than 40 volunteers from TAPPI, RockTenn, Valmet, TREES Atlanta and members of the Dekalb County community planted 100 trees in Decatur, Georgia. Each tree represents one year during which TAPPI members in the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries have worked to sustain forests and parks. Corporate sponsors donated a total of $10,000 to provide the trees and other materials. This book is a collection of summaries of research related to these materials. It discusses production and modification, modeling and standards, and includes a who's who of researchers as well as leads on successful applications. Product code: 0101R332 Member Price: $189.00 Non-Member Price: $259.00

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - May/June 2015

Over the Wire
Centennial Wrap-Up
An Interview with James Hannan
Hydraulic Accumulators
Special Capabilities at Lincoln Paper
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Dewatering Fibrous Sludge with Soy Protein
Consolidation Watch
Association News
Online Exclusives
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - May/June 2015