TAPPI Courses & Events

April 15 - 18, 2018 | Charlotte, NC, USA | Shaping the Future through Innovation

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Keeping our incredibly talented community of 7,000+ members, volunteers and experts informed, engaged and energized is our goal. We provide an open forum for communication and an environment to cultivate relationships with some of the brightest minds in the industry. All backed by a rock-solid antitrust compliance policy. Our members leverage the power of peer-to-peer connections and tap into the largest repository of technical industry information in the world.

TAPPI provides educational resources to support the day-to-day duties of industry professionals, as well as research and academic pursuits. When our members look for leading-edge news in the industry, they turn to us as the go-to resource. That’s because our ten targeted publications and specialty newsletters serve up the knowledge and news they need – tailored specifically to their areas of interest. We also offer over 30 international conferences, symposia, and courses each year, and our IACET-approved status ensures quality, and continuous improvement, in all our event programs.

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Upcoming Courses and Workshops for Paper and Packaging Professionals



February 13, 2018

NET Division's Webinar:
"Sustainable Approaches in Nonwovens"


Sustainable Approaches in Nonwovens:
"Where are We and What's Next
NET Division

This presentation will look into the sustainable use of raw materials, and new and yet to be established methods in nonwovens with a focus on plasma processing. Emerging areas, such as super critical vapor extraction techniques for surface modification and finishing, and biomaterials for treatments, will also be highlighted.

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Multiple courses held throughout the year.

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TAPPI Reliability and Maintenance
Improvement Training

Partnership Courses with IDCON



TAPPI-IDCON Reliabiloty & Maintenance

TAPPI is pleased to deliver through its partnership with IDCON an effective series of workshops to help you lower costs and improve manufacturing reliability through specialized training in root cause problem elimination, preventive maintenance, work planning and scheduling, parts management, shutdown turnaround optimization, and inspection techniques.  Review the 2018 schedule of events in the U.S. and Quebec, Canada.


May 1-2, 2018

TAPPI Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

Neenah, Wisconsin USA



Tissue 201 Course

Learn proven methods to improve tissue quality and consistency.  The TAPPI Tissue 201 course also helps you understand contributors to waste and downtime.  World leadership in the tissue industry has designed a curriculum that delivers reliability and maintenance best practices and enables you to better diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.  The early-bird deadline to save for this training is Monday, April 2



May 15-17, 2018 

TAPPI Paper Machine Operations Course
Neenah, Wisconsin USA




Paper Machine Operations Course

Build confidence and a better understanding of overall paper machine operations with this introductory to intermediate-level training. You’ll learn about the mechanical components and operations of the paper machine that affect the structure and quality of paper.  You’ll also discover methods to improve paper machine efficiency and product quality.  Register before Monday, April 16 to save


June 12-14, 2018 

TAPPI Introduction to Wet End
Chemistry Course

Peachtree Corners, Georgia USA




Wet End Chemistry Course

 This introductory course will provide you 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.  Register before Monday, May 11 to save