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2003 International Mechanical Pulping Conference


August 1, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The 2003 International Mechanical Pulping Conference was recently held at the Loews Le Concorde Hotel in Quebec City, Qubec, Canada, from June 2 to 5, 2003. The conference was sponsored by PAPTAC (Ca…

The 2003 International Mechanical Pulping Conference was recently held at the Loews Le Concorde Hotel in Quebec City, Qubec, Canada, from June 2 to 5, 2003. The conference was sponsored by PAPTAC (Canada), TAPPI (United States), SPCI (Sweden), PTF (Norway) and PI (Finland). The Conference Chairman was Richard Presley, Southern Ionics, Inc., Kingwood, Texas, USA, with the Program Chairman David McDonald, Paprican, Pointe-Claire, Qubec, Canada.

There were a total of 248 delegates from 14 countries around the world, with an additional 41 spouses present.

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The conference focused on the manufacture and use of mechanical pulps with the theme: Cost efficient mechanical pulp in high-quality products: A bright future. Session topics included end-use applications, an update on the status of the Eurofiber Project, CTMP production, bleaching, grinding, refining, controls and sensors, fundamentals and mill applications. Also, very interesting posters were available during the conference, presenting the results of the work of 21 authors for discussion.

Following the conference banquet, three awards were presented.

The 2003 Arne Asplund Award was presented to Torbjorn Helle, Per Olav Johnsen, Kjell-Arve Kure and Philip Reme, by Hans Hglund.

The 2003 Keith Kirkpatrick Award was given for the best presentation by a young scientist, by the Eminent Refiner Groundwood Scientists, ERGS, to Fredrik Norman, Metso Paper, Sweden, by David Mackie, ERGS president 2001-2003.

The International Mechanical Pulping Conference Best Poster Award was presented to S. Norgren, H. Hoglund and R. Back, by David McDonald.

The next International Mechanical Pulping Conference will be held in Oslo, Norway, in 2005.#text2#


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