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, 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. 

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.


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.

​Additional PEERS/IBBC Hot Topics

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

Tuesday Topics

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

•  **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: 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 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