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intouch | PEERS PEERS Offers Opportunities for Optimization the Experts" discussions, roundtable forums, topic-specific panels and more. "Make the most of what you've got" is not just good advice - it's a way of viewing your mill's processes and equipment with an eye toward optimal results. It's also the focus of the TAPPI PEERS Conference, October 25-28, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga. More than a single event, PEERS is a coordinated approach to boosting mill performance in a range of critical areas. PEERS (an acronym for Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling, and Sustainability), tackles the most dynamic, forward-leaning topics in the forest products area today. As every session of the highly customizable technical program has been designed by working professionals, attendees return to their mills with sound answers and actionable ideas. Attendees are active participants and contributors to "Ask THE PEERS PROGRAM The 2015 PEERS program features more than 40 peer-reviewed sessions, plus a chance to sign up for an exclusive tour of American Process Inc.'s Thomaston Biorefinery (tour is limited to 50 participants; pre-registration is required.) Attendees can preview coming innovations in the New Technology Showcase and on the exhibit floor, and a new Career Development Track will be of particular interest to young professionals. PEERS will once again be co-located with the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC), October 28-30, 2015. Attending both events offers an outstanding value. IBBC attracts a global audience and focuses on technical advancements and commercialization of bioconversion technologies that leverage the forest products manufacturing infrastructure. (Visit for more information; additional fee and registration required.) John D. Williams CEO & President, Domtar Full PEERS Conference registration includes access to all PEERS sessions, plus IBBC "Bridge Sessions" open to attendees from both events. Registration cost covers some meals, including two high-energy Hot Topic Breakfasts. Attendees also return home with conference proceedings, an invaluable reference tool back on the job. For more information, v isit PEERS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Keynote Address: John D. Williams, CEO & President, Domtar, will discuss Embracing Sustainability as a Business Framework to Enhance Long-Term Shareholder Value. Practical Advice on Improving Sensor Reliability: Most mill sensors are installed correctly, but not properly calibrated. Outlined will be some culprits responsible for the disparity in results and how lab improvements can boost overall sensor performance. CH(i)P Away at High Energy Costs: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can help operators effectively manage electric and thermal resources to not only reduce operating costs, but also be part of a mill's implementation of measures to comply with Boiler MACT. Pulp Viscosity vs. Paper Properties: Some research has shown that higher pulp viscosity may not always be best. Evaluating Recycle Mill Stickies: A simple indicator paper approach to recycle mill stickie control will be presented for the first time. Considerations for Adding Brown Stock Washers: A wrongly placed washer can impact the fiberline and create more problems than it solves. 32 Paper360º JULY/AUGUST 2015 MILL DISCOUNT: ONE FEE COVERS THE WHOLE TEAM For one flat fee, pulp, paper and tissue mills can bring an unlimited number of employees to PEERS. Attend for one hour, one day or the entire conference and take advantage of the topics related to your job, while your team members do the same. To qualify for this special rate, employees must work together at the same location and register through one TAPPI member using a special Mill Registration Form available at For more information, or for a customized program covering several mills, contact Lisa Stephens at: lstephens@ or 770.209.7313.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2015

Over the Wire
Augmented Reality
Root Cause Problem Elimination…or Only Analysis?
Steam Profiler Gets New Lease on Life
Maintenance Showcase
From Reactive to Proactive
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Kemira Expands its Global Business and Humanitarian Reach
Consolidation Watch
Association News
PEERS Offers Opportunities for Optimization
Online Exclusives
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - July/August 2015