Hot Topics Breakfasts

October 28 - 31, 2018 | October 28 - 31, 2018 | Portland, Oregon | Breakthrough Technologies 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, 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. 

Featured IBBC Hot Topic

Value Added Products from Lignin
Wednesday, October 31st
Moderator: R. Daniel Haynes, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

To learn more about Lignin advancements and opportunities, attend IBBC's Session 5: Lignin to Whatever on Wednesday, October 31st from 8:30AM - 10:00AM.


Additional PEERS/IBBC Hot Topics



Bleach Plant Scale Control
        Moderator: Peter Hart, WestRock

•  Nonwood
        Moderator: Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies

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

•  Black Liquor Firing Techniques
        Moderator: Pasi Miikkulainen, Andritz

•  Overview of APPTI Alliance
        Moderator: David Turpin, APPTI

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



•  Increasing Kiln Reliability
        Moderator: Glenn Hanson, Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group

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

•  Improving Kraft Pulping/Pulp Yield
        Moderator: Hasan Jameel, North Carolina State University

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

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

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

•  Water Handling (Non-Boiler) Corrosion.  It's not always MIC.
        Moderator: Katie Day, Sandvik