Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference

October 28 - 31, 2018 | Portland, Oregon | Technical Solutions for Today and Beyond

Thank You for Attending PEERS 2018

At the Hilton Portland Downtown

Portland, OR


As an attendee you joined 373 of your fellow industry professionals for four days of information-packed technical sessions, panels, committee meetings, two special keynote addresses and an exciting trade fair. While the weather outside trended typically Pacific Northwest, chilly and wet, inside the event was generating lots of thought provoking content. If you have not done so already, please take the time to fill out the post-conference survey which you will receive via email on November 7, or you can simply access here. Your opinion is greatly valued and we use your feedback to help make next year’s event even more aligned with the pulping, power/recovery, environmental, and equipment reliability needs of today’s mills.

Below you will find photos from PEERS 2018. Please check back as we will be posting more to TAPPI’s Flickr account soon.


Andritz Networking Dinner





Doug Singbeil, Division Leadership & Service Award and Amec Foster Wheeler Prize Winner  Alan Rudie, Division Technical Award and Johan C.F.C Richter Prize & Research and Development Technical Award and William H. Aiken Prize

Andy Jones, Division Technical Award and Beloit Prize Wei Ren, PEERS High Impact Paper award and Energy, Recovery, and Recaust Committee Best Paper Award  Matthew Tunnicliffe, Certificate of Appreciation, Corrosion and Material Engineering Committee Chair 

Certificate Winners Larry, Margaret, and Carl with Award Winners



Engineering Competition






Committee Meetings


Water Treatment Subcommittee Lime Kiln and Recaust Meeting Corrosion and Materials Engineering Meeting


Environmental Working Group Recovery and Power Boilers Subcommittee







Hot Topics Breakfast


Value Added Products From Lignin AAPTI Alliance Black Liquor Firing Technologies

Bleach Plant Scale Control  Increasing Kiln Reliability Water Handling Corrosion



Keynote Address 


Keynote Address Audience  Keynote Speaker John Carpenter Larry with John Carpenter and Nippon Dynawave Packaging Attendees



Raffle Winners









As part of the TAPPI PEERS programming, The Alliance for Pulp and Paper Technology Innovation (APPTI) hosted a panel discussion, Partnerships for Technology Challenges, October 29 at the conference in Portland, OR.

BiProduct Sustainability Bleaching Optimization Brownstock Washing Presentation

Chlorate Efficiency Panel  TAPPI TIPs  Energy Optimization

New Tech Showcase Presenters Nonwood Crossover Session State of the Industry




Bleach Plant Operations Workshop Brownstock Washing Workshop Process Simulation Workshop



 YP Mixer




See you in St. Louis, October 27 – 30, for PEERS 2019!
Co-Located with IBBC 2019

The industry's foremost technical event for pulp and paper companies looking to increase efficiencies and reliability as well as adopt new technologies that will help them stay competitive in today's marketplace. 

PEERS is an expert-led conference providing real-world results in the pulping, power/recovery, environmental, and equipment reliability areas of the mill and is designed to address actual challenges that mill teams face each day.


Our valued sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Andritz Chemstone Solenis Valmet

Silver Sponsors

Buckman Econotech FITNIR Noram North American Mechanical Services Texo Consulting & Controls

Bronze Sponsor

Fatigue Technology

Media Partners

Paper360 P&P Canada PaperFIRST