Get Involved in the Division

Welcome to our Tissue Division page. The division is made up of hundreds of technical professionals who work in the manufacture and converting of tissue products around the world and the work of its volunteers. New members are always welcome.  

Division Chair: William Oliver, Clearwater Paper
Division Co-Chair: John M. Muchukot, Chemstone

The Tissue Division's newest event is Tissue 2017, 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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Saturday 9/30 to Thursday 02/15

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications-, open

Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. The deadline to submit applications for all Technical Division scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year.

Monday 1/8 to Thursday 01/11

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 4/5 to Friday 04/6

Hands-On Papermaking Course - April 2018-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 5/1 to Wednesday 05/2

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability-Appleton, 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.

Tuesday 5/15 to Thursday 05/17

NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper-Raleigh, North Carolina, open

This workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision making across the whole pulp and paper operation.