Hot Topics Breakfasts

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

Hot Topics Breakfasts

6:45am – 8:30am
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 

6:45am – 8:30am
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HTB Co-chairs, J. Peter Gorog, Houghton Cascade Holdings LLC and Tom Mullen, Process Innovations

These highly popular sessions begin with a complimentary continental breakfast followed by peer discussions on the industry’s latest technical/production developments and operating problems.  Open to all conference attendees, these breakfast gatherings provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together and discuss topics. 

Please note: There is limited seating and tables are filling up fast. If you are interested in attending this event, sign-up as soon as possible to ensure you get a spot at the table with the topic that most interests you.

These events are open to all registered attendees but pre-registration is required due to space limitations.


Full topics as of 10/12/18 are indicated with **

Tuesday topics include:

Bleach Plant Scale Control
        Moderator: Peter W. Hart, WestRock

•  Nonwood
        Moderator: Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies

•  Bleach Plant Optimization: Where to Use the Various Bleaching Chemicals in Bleaching Sequence
        Moderator: Brian N. Brogdon, Future Bridge Consulting Services, LLC

•  **Black Liquor Firing Techniques - FULL (no more spaces available)
        Moderator: Pasi H. Miikkulainen, Andritz

•  Overview of APPTI Alliance
        Moderator: David Turpin, APPTI

•  Tariff Impacts to the Paper Industry
        Moderator: Meg Murphy, Felker Brothers


Wednesday topics include:

•  **Increasing Kiln Reliability - FULL (no more spaces available)
        Moderator: Glenn M. Hanson III, Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group

•  Reductions Efficiency Measurements
        Moderator: Thanh Trung, FITNIR Analyzers Inc.

•  **Improving Kraft Pulping/Pulp Yield - FULL (no more spaces available)
        Moderator: Humphrey Moynihan, WestRock

•  O2 Delignification Optimization/Benchmarking
        Moderator: Tom Mullen, Process Innovations

•  Keeping Composure in Difficult Situations
        Moderator: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solutions

•  Value Add Products from Lignin
        Moderator: R.Daniel Haynes, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

•  Water Handling (Non-Boiler) Corrosion.  It's not always MIC.
        Moderator: Sandy Sharp, SharpConsultant