Call for Papers

May 5 - 8, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN, USA | Setting the Pace

Call for Papers Now Open

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Invitation to Present

Abstracts are Due October 12
PaperCon 2019 brings together the largest technical audience in pulp and paper.

Bring visibility to your new technology, technical success, or case study by presenting at PaperCon 2019.

PaperCon 2019 CFP
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Coating Technologies

Papermaking: Setting the Pace Through Conversions and Optimization
Papermaking Additives
Process Control
Fluid Mechanics: Papermaking Fundamentals

The track will focus on fundamentals of cellulose-based materials and related production processes.  This will include the latest research developments in understanding of cellulosic fibres and their interaction with other components, process phenomena, and material functionality, with a focus on both traditional and novel materials.

Suggested session themes include:

  1. Fundamentals of new, cellulose-based materials
    • Novel cellulose-based composites
    • Use of nano-cellulose aerogels
    • Cellulose-based electronics
    • Yarns and textiles from wood pulp
  2. Novel process fundamentals
    • Foam forming
    • Flexible production
    • Advancements in web dewatering
  3. Fundamentals of strength development at cellulosic level
    • Understanding strength develop at a molecular level with cellulose fibres
    • Exploiting the strength potential in all fiber components (lignin, hemi-cellulose, cellulose)
    • Understanding web densification mechanisms
    • Nanocellulose in papermaking and other new materials
    • Enzymes for fibrillation
    • Fiber charge control/optimization
  4. Fluid Fundaments in papermaking
    • Fundaments of fibre suspension flows
    • Computational fluid dynamics in papermaking
    • Fluid mechanics of wet-end and forming operations
  5. Paper physics (Tentative joint session with Tappi Paper Physics)
    • Advancements in box mechanics
    • Understanding McKee equation, Box Compression & Edge compression
    • Fundamentals of creasing and folding
    • Damage mechanics
    • Creep mechanics
  6. Tutorials
    • Headbox flows
    • Forming section/wire dewatering
    • Top former operation

Co-located Events

Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA)


International Paper Physics Conference (IPPC)

Paper properties

Experimental methods

Computational methods and simulations


Deadline for Submission
October 12th

Event Dates
May 5 - 8, 2019

Contact Pat Stiede or Jessica Reaves with Speaker Management questions
Contact Sarah Lunceford with PaperCon questions