February 25, 2015

Joint Meeting of the Executive Council and Community Chairmen

On Monday February 2, during PaperWeek, a joint meeting between the PAPTAC Executive Councillors and the Technical Community Chairmen was organized to discuss the status of the communities and how to continue to increase their value among PAPTAC members. Webinars are still the most highly considered and successful Community benefit but other activities such as F2F meetings, roundtables and mill visits have their own importance as well and need to be organized yearly. Members’ activities are very important, and each technical community should engage all potential stakeholders with a special focus on mill operations; for this reason we recommend all members to visit our technical communities and communicate with PAPTAC and read about their activities. We remind you that it is part of your benefits as members to belong to one or several communities which will provide a quality industry-specific network to develop your skills, knowledge and contacts, and stay abreast of the latest news and advancements.

New Leadership for the
Mechanical Pulping Community
  Look out for the Complete Review
of PaperWeek 2015

James Olson, Associate Dean, Research & Industrial Partnerships at The University of British Columbia is the new Chairman of the PAPTAC Mechanical Pulping Community. He was the past Director of UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre and is an internationally recognized forest products researcher who has been actively involved in the transformation of the forest sector into a vibrant diversified bio-products industry.
PAPTAC whishes to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Zhirun Yuan for his great leadership as outgoing Chairman.
PAPTAC's Technical Communities


With one of the most successful editions of the event in the past decade, we are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Official Review and Coverage of PaperWeek Canada 2015, including exclusive interviews with participating CEOs and industry leaders, session reviews, editorials, market insight, innovative breakthroughs and all the highlights of the 100th anniversary of PAPTAC. Stay tuned !

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