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Keith Kemp

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“I would have to say that one of the industry’s most significant contributions has been sustainability. Through aggressive tree planting programs, recovery boilers, biomass boilers, cogeneration, recycled fiber, shoe press...

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Whole Tree Pulping Experiment by Bill Fu…

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Whole Tree Pulping Experiment by Bill Fuller

Before I get into the discussion of the attached technical papers, a review of the history of utilizing un-debarked wood in the form of whole tree chips, whole stemwood chips...

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Write-in-the-Rain

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Write-in-the-Rain

By John Neun In my lifetime, the most significant technical events in papermaking have been the adaptation of gap formers and the shoe press, and the conversion of clothing to synthetic...

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History of TAPPI Conference Fun Runs by …

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BE&K and Pulp and Paper Magazine started the “Paper Chase 5K” at the 1983 Engineering Conference in Dallas.  Scott Robertson and Ken Patrick were the fathers of this TAPPI running...

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Teaching Disney about Paper

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Teaching Disney about Paper

by Dave Peakes TAPPI staff received a request from Disney World, Orlando, Florida, to have a meeting at TAPPI offices to discuss TAPPI inquiry about an exhibit. Wayne Gross, Pat Dunwoody...

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The Start of the Twin Wire Former Mentor…

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The Start of the Twin Wire Former Mentoring

By Ben Thorp In the 1950’s, Time-Life Corp. forecasted a growth in postal rates which would have made it cost prohibitive to mail magazines that used 50 + pound sheets. The company...

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Westbrook Steele - Memories by Megan Mur…

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Westbrook Steele - Memories by Megan Murray Wilholt

Westbrook Steele arrived in Appleton in 1928 to assist Lawrence College in its ambitious reorganization program. He left twenty-seven years later as President Emeritus of the Institute of Paper Chemistry...

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Memory by Raj Attalla

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Memory by Raj Attalla

I want to acknowledge a number of individuals who influenced my path along the way and inspired me.  One in particular, who some of you will remember, is the late...

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36 Long Distance Runners - Paper Trade J…

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36 Long Distance Runners - Paper Trade Journal

Article from “Paper Trade Journal 100th Anniversary Issue”, May 27, 1972, page 211 A few other U.S. paper mills with histories of varied ownership of equal age or older, but only 31...

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Brian Brogdon

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Brian Brogdon

There have been numerous developments in our industry over the past 100 years. It is hard to pick out just one. Probably one of the more significant breakthroughs that revolutionized...

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Jon Humphrey

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Jon Humphrey

One thing I would like to highlight is the new vision from TAPPI with the TAPPISAFE program. This educational tool is an excellent example of TAPPI’s commitment to ALL members, both suppliers and...

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Ted Wegner

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Ted Wegner

Over the three plus decades that I have been associated with the industry, I have seen great improvements in productivity. There have been numerous technological developments -- too many to...

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Paul Krochak

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Paul Krochak

The biggest breakthrough probably relates to the increased efficiency of paper machines and the production process. The massive improvements in the use of energy, fibre raw material and water are...

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