May 15, 2014


FIBRE Conference coverage underway


Dr. Theo van de Ven, the Chair of FIBRE Network officially opened the meeting by welcoming participants to the beautiful campus of the University of British Colombia (UBC) and thanking all partners: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Forest Products Association of Canada, FPInnovations and the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada.

Dr. van de Ven recalls that the network encompasses 27 participating universities. As when it was founded, FIBRE remains one of the largest university-led forestry research networks in the world. What drives the community is a dynamic of collaboration between these universities, industry and decision makers.

Click here to follow the live coverage of FIBRE by PAPTAC in collaboration with PaperAdvance and Le Maître papetier

Outstanding Educator Award to Patrice Mangin   J-FOR Vol 3 No 3 now available on-line

From left to right, Chris O. Luettgen, Kimberly-Clark, TAPPI Vice-Chairman, Professor Patrice Mangin, UQTR/CRML, Alonzo (Al) K. Osgood, Sappi Fine Papers, Chairman, TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Division

Patrice Mangin, member of the PAPTAC Executive Council has received the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Association TAPPI and MeadWestvaco(MWV) for his meritorious contributions to the development of career technical and operating professionals in the coating and graphic arts segment while promoting the paper and forest products industry among media, communities and all age groups. The award which is accompanied by an honorarium from MWV was been presented on April 27, 2014 during the opening ceremony of the 2014 PaperCon Conference.

We are pleased to be sending you the third issue of J-FOR's volume 3.

We hope you will enjoy this new issue of J-FOR featuring a special section with selected papers from the 2013 Intl Black Liquor Colloquium, as well as a mix of traditional and emerging area articles.

Click here to access J-FOR online

With guest editors Reyhaneh Shenassa and Jorge Colodette

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