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Welcome to our Tissue Division page. The Division consists of hundreds of technical professionals who work in the manufacture and converting of tissue products around the world. The Division's goal is to create a more knowledgeable tissue workforce in all markets through education, exchange of peer-reviewed, noncommercial technical information and networking. New members are always welcome.  

Division Co-Chair: David M. Zerr, Georgia-Pacific
Division Co-Chair: Jeffery C. Peters, BTG Americas

Tissue Division Brochure

The Tissue Division's newest event is Tissue 2018, a conference and trade fair jointly organized by TAPPI and RISI to provide the highest quality business insight and technical information available. 
The Technical Committees of the Tissue Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more. 

Each year, the Tissue Division is proud to provide several awards.

We are proud to provide  TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.


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Thursday 9/20 to Thursday 09/20

Moving Past Generational Differences-Webinar, open

On any given day, you may work with colleagues from as many as five different generations. Communication is key to working effectively, especially when working across multiple generations. But what other tools can help bridge generational gaps in the workplace? Featuring both new and veteran members of the workforce, this webinar will examine real world examples of fostering generational collaboration.

Tuesday 10/16 to Thursday 10/18

NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper - October 2018-NC State University, Raleigh, NC, open

A strategic and financial workshop tailored to the pulp and paper industry. October 16-18, 2018 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday 11/7 to Thursday 11/8

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course-Peachtree Corners, Georgia USA, open

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

Monday 1/7 to Thursday 01/10

Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course-St. Petersburg, Florida, open

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Offers introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen.  This course provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly. Learn from one of the most well-known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Kocurek.

Thursday 4/4 to Friday 04/5

Hands-On Paper Making Course - April 2019-University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, open

This two-day class features morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions of guided exercises operating the UW-Stevens Point Fourdrinier pilot paper machine. This combination has proven to be a highly effective and enjoyable way to gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process.

Tuesday 4/30 to Wednesday 05/1

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability-Neenah, WI, open

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.