FPInnovations provides a strong presence in important events
FPInnovations’ Pulp and Paper research groups have been pretty busy over the last couple of months. In addition to their research and innovation activities, many of them have been attending important meetings, where their work hasn’t gone unnoticed.
A team of research and business development staff was present at the Tissue World Miami event, which took place from March 20 to 23 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition to the numerous interactions with many tissue companies and suppliers who visited FPInnovations booth, participants also got the opportunity to hear Nina Deng, Research scientist in FPInnovations’ Paper and Consumer Products program, whose presentation on Characterization of tissue web non-uniformity and its impact on tissue converting efficiency was further discussed as part of a Tissue World TV interview. As an outcome of this event, we have received inquiries and requests for using our expertise and services in tissue area.
A few weeks later, another FPInnovations’ delegation traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to take part in TAPPI PaperCon 2018, from April 15 to 18. Again, the team got the opportunity to interact with numerous visitors on site. The event program also featured interesting presentations from some of our researchers, with Rafik Allem, Frédéric Parent and Javad Saberian presenting as part of the pulp, paper and non-woven sessions. Some of our coworkers were also honoured at this year’s PAPTAC Awards ceremony, held Februry 5-8. Javad Saberian, senior scientist in our Paper and Consumer Products group, was awarded the Jasper Mardon Award for best papermaking paper for his paper on efficiency improvement of the paper machine through a reduction of wet end variabilities (Améliorer l’efficacité de la machine à papier en réduisant les variabilités au bout humide). On other side, Talat Mahmood and Allan Elliott, scientists in the Regulatory Affair group, received the Douglas Jones Environmental Award for a paper entitled “Novel Approach to Recover Products from Ash”.
Training has been on the high priority of our member’s agenda. In March, FPInnovations gave three sessions of Pulp, Paper, Tissue & Biomaterials 101 course at one member company’s head office, with more than 90 people participating. The Pulp and Paper program is now getting ready for the 2018 edition of the Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts Course, which will take place this year from October 15 to 19. With topics ranging from fibre supply to final products and new bioproducts, this course is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to enhance their technical knowledge in pulp, paper, and bioproducts!
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