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Tuesday 4/23 to Tuesday 04/23

Lake States TAPPI & North Central Spring Clay Shoot -Brillion, Wisconsin, open

Spring Clay Shoot

Saturday 5/4 to Sunday 05/5

Coating 101: Pigmented Coatings for Paper and Paperboard-Indianapolis, USA - Co-Located with PaperCon, open

This course focuses on the fundamentals of pigment coating as well as market uses and key proponents of paper for good coating. It is ideal for paper coating professionals who are new to the industry as well as those who have some experience in the business but are now in need of understanding of the basics of coating.

Monday 5/6 to Tuesday 05/7

Lake States TAPPI & North Central PIMA Paper Hunt -Indianapolis, Indiana, open

Improve communication skills with vendors, increase networking and knowledge sharing on PaperCon exhibition floor, support Lake States TAPPI Scholarship fund raising, and win fun prizes such as a laptop, cool devices, gift cards, and more!

Tuesday 5/21 to Thursday 05/23

Papermachine Operations Course-Neenah, WI, open

This introductory course is designed to help you build confidence and knowledge of overall paper machine operations. Gain an understanding of the mechanical components and operations of the paper machine that affect the structure and quality of paper, learn to identify design and operation features, and discover methods to improve paper machine efficiency and product quality.

Thursday 5/30 to Friday 05/31

Advanced Paper Making: Additives-University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, open

Learn about the potential of additives in papermaking - where they are introduced in the process, potential interactions, and the relationship between additives and enhanced performance.

Monday 6/3 to Friday 06/7

2019 International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials-Makuhari Messe, International Conference Hall Chiba, Japan, open

This is the conference to attend if you work, conduct research, or use nanotechnology in any renewable materials

Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

This introductory to intermediate-level course will help you expand your overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations and broaden your awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations.  With this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to troubleshoot quality problems and feel more confident in your interactions among process engineers and operators.

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72nd Forest Products Society International Convention

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The FPS International Convention(IC) is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry.  It brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field.   In 2018 it will be co-held in conjunction with 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology, with bonus content and networking opportunities for IC attendees.   


The FPS IC is a showcase for ideas for development and advancing the viability of wood-based products.  Topics will include wood based products for construction, energy, composites, as well current issues around harvesting, environment, education and marketing for the industry.   Students in wood science are encouraged to join us.   A call for papers and posters will be issued soon. 

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Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This introductory course will provide attendees with a strong foundation in wet end chemistry troubleshooting and optimization best practices. New topics this year include injection systems, process control, biological control and enzymes.  The course is designed to help improve product quality, increase machine productivity and reduce costs.

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