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AROUND THE INDUSTRY TECHLINK TAPPI JOURNAL welcomes two to Ed Board TAPPI JOURNAL, the Association’s flagship research publication, has welcomed two new members to its Editorial Board: Dr. Mahendra Doshi, who is also the editor of Progress in Paper Recycling; and Dr. Norman Lifshutz, who also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics. Both bring an impressive industry background and solid editorial expertise to the table. Like other Editorial Board members, each will help identify and attract current research in their respective areas for potential publication in TJ, and will serve as lead reviewers for papers in their expertise. TAPPI members receive TAPPI JOURNAL at no charge. However, international mailing fees do apply. In early 2010, TAPPI members will also receive a special print publication including the collected abstracts of every paper published in TJ during 2009, plus indices, a Products and Services Guide, and other useful information. Thank you to TJ’s Editorial Board TAPPI JOURNAL relies on its experienced Editorial Board members to oversee peer review, identify important current research, and maintain TJ’s high editorial standards. TAPPI would like to thank TJ’s volunteer editorial board members for their excellent work in support of our industry’s research community: • Raimo J. Alén, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Ramkumar nets Scientist of the Year Award Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Associate Professor of Nonwoven Materials at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, has received the “Scientist of the Year” award for his work on a patented decontamination wipe for U.S. military use. Dr. Ramkumar’s invention, the Fibertect decontamination wipe, is a multilayered wipe with a unique fabric structure, which can wipe liquid and vapor toxins. The award was presented by the Lubbock, TX chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS). ARCS is a national body with 14 chapters nationwide, supporting more than 40 universities through scholarships and other activities. Dr. Ramkumar is a TAPPI Member active in the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division (NET). • James W. Atkins, Atkins, Inc. • Terry L. Bliss, Ashland, Inc. • Brian N. Brogdon • Dave Carlson, Carlson Consulting • Jere W. Crouse, JWC Consulting • Mahendra Doshi, Progress in Paper Recycling • William S. Fuller • Peter W. Hart, Westvaco Corp. • Norman Lifshutz, JEFF Journal • Ted McDermott, McDermott Consulting Services • Scott Rosencrance, Kemira • Nick G. Triantafillopoulos, ROHM NOVA LLC • Paul Wiegand, NCASI • Junyong Zhu, USDA Forest Products Laboratory AF&PA offers recycling education Working with educational materials publisher Scholastic, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has updated its Recycling Starts with You! educational program. More than 2.5 million students in classrooms nationwide have received the materials, which include a mini-poster featuring standards-based math, science, and language arts lessons about paper recycling for third- through sixthgrade students. The new resources are also available online at, along with how-to guides, statistics, and interactive features for educators and students. WE NEED YOUR HELP: If you would like to serve as a volunteer peer-reviewer, please forward your contact information and areas of expertise to the editor of TAPPI JOURNAL. Selected professionals will be given the opportunity to participate in the peer review process, providing valuable feedback to authors and sharing their expertise with the pulp, paper, packaging and nonwovens industries. Paper360º January/February 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2010

Paper360 - January/February 2010
Over the Wire
Outlook: North America 2010
Confronting the Carbon Challenge
Improve Your Energy Efficiency
Feature: Paper Machine Clothing
Around the Industry
Association News
Improving Print Performance
Tracking Tension
Dateline: London
Index of Advertisers

Paper360 - January/February 2010