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TAPPI calls for papers for TAPPICon 2022; deadline Nov. 1

October 26, 2021  By P&PC Staff

TAPPICon 2022 is accepting paper submissions on innovative technical solutions, advancements and case studies. Submissions close on Nov. 1, 2021.

The 2022 TAPPICon theme is “Racing towards a smart future.” The event is scheduled to be held from May 1 to 4, in Charlotte, N.C. The focus of the conference will be on paper, tissue, recycled paperboard and reliability and maintenance. The event invites experts to discuss the latest advancements, technical successes or case studies within the industry.

Experts who are interested in speaking can submit an abstract Nov. 1, 2021 to be considered.


TAPPICon is seeking abstracts for topics with the following program tracks:

Coating and graphic arts

Attracting professionals from all areas of the paper and board coating, converting and graphic arts industries, this track focuses on emerging solutions in areas such as packaging, label and digital coating applications; novel coating and process technologies; printing and graphic arts; and coating and finishing.


Focused on innovations in the paper machine area and how they can help renew good performance on the machines, this track encourages papermakers to rethink their processes and redefine success.

Papermaking additives

Exploring innovative developments in papermaking additives, the track also highlights the best use of current state-of-the-art technology as well as both incremental optimization and non-incremental advancements in technology.

Papermaking fundamentals

This track addresses the latest advancements in our fundamental understandings of wood fibres, process phenomena and product performance at both low and high solids content.

PIMA management

Providing managers with strategies on how to better run organizations, the track offers insight, tools, and techniques for all levels of experience in areas of digitalization, multigenerational leadership, and more.

Process control

Addressing key topics related to process measurement and control, the track focuses on WIS and machine vision, analytics and monitoring, MD and CD control, measurement technologies, field devices, QCS, and DCS.

Recycled paperboard

Attracting production and technical personnel from recycled paper mills, the track focuses on topics relevant to manufacturers of high-recycle content grades such as multi-ply paperboard, containerboard, tube and core and gypsum liner.

Reliability and maintenance

Machine reliability and maintenance issues are frequently complex, and the solutions require special tools and expertise that are not always available. The tracks offers attendees solutions and case studies of where equipment failure was averted and money was saved.


Drawing tissue professionals from all areas within manufacturing, converting and supply, the tracks focuses on on-going and emerging topics including production/conversion of tissue, sustainability, quality improvement, data management and new technologies.

The abstract submittal deadline is Nov. 1, 2021 and should be uploaded to the TAPPI speaker management system.


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