2021 Virtual Winter Conference - A Webinar Series in February


"Continuous Improvement in a Difficult Environment"


This conference is designed to help you improve a variety of important processes throughout your operation. This will be a virtual conference consisting of a four week series of two presentations, available each Thursday, throughout the month of February. The presentations will be available via live Zoom video conferencing, each lasting approximately 45 minutes with additional time available for your questions.  You can register for just a single day or the complete series.

As is our tradition, there is "no charge" for the conference, but you do need to preregister to receive the link for the days you select. 

Supplier sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Conference Chair, Susan Sargeant (susan_sargeant@proflow-inc.com) for details. 

“Continuous Improvement in a Difficult Environment”


Day 1 - Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 9:00am – 11:00am

9:00 AM - Paper Machine Water Efficiency, John Neun, CleanTech Partners, Inc.

10:00 AM - DEC Region 5 -Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update, Joseph Zalewski & Don Nelson, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


Day 2 - Thursday, February 11 2021 – 11:00am – 1:00pm

11:00 AM - Lean Six Sigma focused on Wireless Sensor Technology, David Howard, Erbessd Instruments

12:00PM - Microbial Impacts on Wet End Chemistry, Kevin MacDonald, Buckman


Day 3 - Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

2:00PM - Enzymatic Fiber Modification, Kevin MacDonald, Buckman

3:00PM - Statistical Analysis and Validation (6-Sigma) on the Effects of Roll Grinding, Doug Thompson, Precision Roll Grinders



Day 4 - Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 9:00am – 11:00am

9:00AM - Magnesium Hydroxide: A Non Hazardous pH and Alkalinity Source for Wastewater Treatment, Bruce Graveley, Aries Chemical

10:00AM - Total Pulp and Paper Mill Energy Evaluations, Dick Reese, CleanTech Partners, Inc.


TAPPI's aim is to promote research and education, and to arrange for the collection, dissemination and interchange of technical concepts and information in fields of interest to its members. TAPPI is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of its members or their employer, or in any way restrict competition among companies.

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