June 28, 2012



PAPTAC Launches New Microsites for Technical Communities

PAPTAC is pleased to announce the official launch of the first 5 microsites dedicated to Technical Communities. Others still under construction will follow. The Paper Machine Technology, Energy, Maintenance, Paperboard Packaging and Process Control Communities will have the opportunity to improve networking and communication among members through this new platform of information exchange. Each site offers an in-depth look at the communities, their objectives and what they do. Members who have not yet joined a Community are welcomed to visit the microsites and register, and start exchanging new ideas and opinions!
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A Successful 2012 PACWEST Conference

Shawn Russell, Zellstoff Celgar, HR MacMillan Award for best Technical Paper

PACWEST Co-chair, Al Parsons presenting gift of appreciation to Feature Luncheon Keynote Speaker, John Wright, Sr. VP, Ipsos-Reid.

Dan Davies, Evonik Degussa Canada, receives award for best supplier Paper

With close to 300 in attendance, the 2012 edition of the PACWEST Conference, under the theme "Sustainability through People and Technology" was a great success.
Taking place May 30 - June 2 in Jasper AB, the four-day conference featured a full program of Meetings; Technical Sessions; Panel Discussions; Roundtables and Short Courses. Visit www.pacwestcon.net for details and future updates.

Forum Participants:  Jean Hamel, James Olson, Tom Johnstone, Andrew Casey, Wade Chute, Martin Pudlas with Pacwest Executives, Al Parsons, Bill Adams and Randy Reimer.

PACWEST Chair, Randy Reimer, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries with Program Chair, Bill Adams, Domtar, at the Awards dinner

Nanotechnology Leaders Meet in Montreal

The International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, took place place June 4-7, 2012 in Montreal, QC Canada, featuring a tour of CelluForce, the world's first NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) plant in Windsor, QC and a series of keynotes and presentations, bringing together over 210 experts and leaders in Nanotechnology. Collaborating with TAPPI for the presentation of this conference in Montreal, PAPTAC will be publishing a special issue of J-FOR later this year featuring some of the bast papers that were presented at the conference.

Dr. Dylan J. Boday
Advisory Engineer Team Lead, IBM's Materials Engineering Laboratory


Vincent D’Arienzo
Aerospace Engineer and Chief, Materials & Process Engineering, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada

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