May 17, 2012



PAPTAC to host ISWFPC int'l symposium in Vancouver in 2013

PAPTAC will be hosting the 17th International Symposium on Wood, Fibre and Pulping Chemistry. ISWFPC is a world-renowned symposium on the utilization of forest resources and gathers leaders from academia and industry to discuss the properties & processes, development and innovation of wood, fibres and other lignocellulosic materials.

Furthermore, the event will also feature a pre-symposium on Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) in Victoria, BC, bringing together leading experts in materials science, chemistry and physics to discuss the most recent advances in NCC manufacture and product development.

Further information will be distributed in the coming months. Abstract submissions can be sent to [email protected].

Call for Papers - PaperWeek Canada 2013


Invitation for Nominations,
John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal

PaperWeek Canada, the major Canadian gathering for the advancement of the pulp and paper industry, will be taking place February 4-7 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Building on the success of the previous edition's program, we encourage all mill personnel, suppliers, researchers and experts to submit their latest work for presentation in the technical program. PaperWeek Canada has been the top platform in Canada to reach the key players of the industry and raise global awareness of the most recent progress in the technology and innovation of the pulp and paper industry. We invite all technical experts to take advantage of this opportunity and play an active role in making our industry innovative. Click here to access the call for papers.
jsbates Please consider submitting the name of a worthy candidate for PAPTAC's most prestigious award.
The John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal is PAPTAC's premiere award, and was instituted at the 75th Annual Meeting of PAPTAC, to recognize the contribution of its founder, and first chairman, Dr. John S. Bates.The first medal was called "The 75th Anniversary Gold Medal.", and was presented to Dr. Bates on February 2nd, 1989 in his 101st year.
It became the John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal on Dr. Bates' death in November 1991. The Gold Medal is presented annually to a member of PAPTAC in recognition of long-term scientific and technological contributions to the pulp and paper industry. Many of the past winners have been researchers, but the award can also be presented to visionaries and leaders provided who have helped stimulate the development and/or implementation of new technologies and innovation. Nominations should be received by August 31st. Please click here to access the terms of reference and complete documentation.
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