PaperCon 2018 Announces Call for Papers

PaperCon 2018 Announces Call for Papers

Bring visibility to your new technology, technical success, or case study by presenting at PaperCon 2018.  Abstracts are now being accepted for this global event to be held on April 15-18, 2017 in Charlotte, NC.  PaperCon is considered the world’s largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry and now you have the opportunity to be part of this premier event.  Submit your abstract by October 13, 2017 to be considered.

View the Invitation to Present

The PaperCon Program Committee invites all paper and packaging professionals interested in participating in the PaperCon 2018 technical program to submit an abstract to the TAPPI Speaker Management System by the October 13th deadline.  Topics of interest include: 

Division Track Topics:

Coating Technologies Track

Packaging Applications
• Barrier coatings and multi-layer coatings technologies
• Coatings for packaging, ink jet papers and digital printing
• Success stories in coating and finishing
• Flexible packaging
• Coated liner

Novel Coating Technologies
• Barrier coatings and multi-layer coatings technologies
• Novel coating materials
• Print applied barrier & specialty coatings

Papermaking Innovations Track

• Innovations in the papermaking process – anywhere from the HD through the winder
• Innovative paper products
• Innovations in paper machine research
• Innovative data analysis
• Innovations in papermaking training
• Innovative papermaking success stories

Fluid Fundamentals Track

• Fourdrinier, twin-wire, hybrid, foam and stratified forming technologies
• Analysis for wet-end variability, sheet forming and structure
• Stock and additives mixing
• Wet end measurements
• CFD for practical applications

PaperCon 2018 will be co-located with three additional events: Control Systems 2018, IDCON, NETInc, and RPTA.  Abstracts for these events are also requested on the following topics:

Co-located Events Topics:

Control Systems 2018

Control Systems
• IOT, cloud, and collaborative applications
• Paper machine control applications
• Sheet measurement technologies
• Process control diagnostics and analysis
• Imaging and machine vision applications 
• Pulp mill measurements and controls


Mill Reliability
• Best outage execution templates
• Best practice in operator equipment care routes and documentation systems
• Work management, planning and scheduling best practices
• Root cause problem elimination
• Materials selection for corrosion resistance


• Biobased and novel polymers
• Next generation binders and additives
• 3D printing and biomimetics
• New filtration and membrane technologies
• Fiber processing
• Converting Technologies
• Nanotechnology with nanofibers


Recycled Paperboard 
• Maximizing Recycled Fiber Performance
• Energy Reduction in Recycled Paperboard mills- Success Stories
• Water Usage in Recycled Paperboard Mills
• Reliability
For more information about submitting an abstract for PaperCon 2018, please visit the conference website at or contact Sarah Lunceford, TAPPI Account Manager at or 770-209-7345.
Abstract submittal deadline is October 13, 2017.

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