June 7, 2012


Ross Griffin,
PAPTAC Atlantic Chairman

Greg Hay,
PAPTAC Executive Director


PAPTAC to support the Atlantic Branch Student Bursary

PAPTAC is pleased to announce its support of the Atlantic Branch Student Bursary. The $1000 annual bursary is applicable to students who are registered for full-time studies during the 2012-2013 academic year and who have completed one or more work terms with PAPTAC Member Mills or Affiliates. Applications will need to include a cover letter stating the student's interest in the Pulp and Paper Industry in Atlantic Canada; a resume outlining the educational background, work experience, and community involvement; and a copy of unofficial transcripts.

"We are very pleased to be supporting the Atlantic Branch with this great initiative, helping encourage students to play an active role in the industry and the Association and develop their interest in a taking on a career in pulp and paper". - Greg Hay, PAPTAC

Further information and the application form will be available in the coming months and the winner will also be recognized at the 2013 Atlantic Annual Branch Meeting.


Meeting Recap
Standard Methods Committee


J-FOR Vol 2 Issue 1 available

Wayne Bichard, Standard Methods Committee Chairman

The PAPTAC Standard Methods Committee held its spring meeting on May 31st at FPInnovations, Pointe Claire, QC.
The main themes discussed was the revision list for the remaining of 2012, the evolution of new standards in preparation, as well as the coorganization of the ISO TC6 Conference which will take place in Montreal in October.

Please take note that Standard D.38P ''SIZE TEST FOR PAPER AND PAPERBOARD BY INK RESISTANCE (Hercules – type Tester)'' has been revised and republished this week. The Committee also declared Standards G.32, J.15, J.24a, J.24d, J24e and J.24f to be made historical.

Standard Methods Community Info

We are pleased to be sending you the first issue of J-FOR's second volume, featuring three PAPTAC award-winning papers and this issue's invited review paper by Thore Berntsson and Maryam Mahmoudkhaniof of Chalmers Univ. of Technology. The Journal of Science & Technology for Forest Products and Processes is PAPTAC's new flagship publication, incorporating high-quality peer-reviewed papers dealing with the technology and science of traditional and emerging areas that are pertinent to the forest industry.To access the online version of this new issue Click here

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