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"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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
(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
An Interview with James Hannan
Special Capabilities at Lincoln Paper
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Dewatering Fibrous Sludge with Soy Protein
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - May/June 2015