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Deadline:   12 January 2018                                                                                                


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Heinzel-Mondi-Sappi Award: Call for Nominations (Deadline: 15 March 2018)


Dear ladies and gentlemen!

The annual “Paper Conference” has been taking place in Graz (Austria) for more than 60 years. About 450 representatives from industry and research get together each year to exchange knowledge and to strengthen their networks. 

From 16 – 17 May 2018, the conference will prove yet again that it is a premier event, where the latest trends and industry developments are discussed: With its extended focus and international format it sets the trend, highlighting the innovative move of the pulp and paper sector as an increasingly successful operator in the biorefinery segment. Of course the conference will continue to address current topics in the pulp and paper industry presented by distinguished speakers.The Messecongress Graz offers again the ideal surroundings.

The APV (Association of Academic Paper Engineers Graz) together with the Austrian industry associations ÖZEPA and AUSTROPAPIER invites experts active in industry and research to present current results of their work at the PAPER & BIOREFINERY CONFERENCE 2018.


       Main topic 2018:   DISRUPTION

  • Innovative fiber based products and novel applications for pulp, paper and board (e.g. nanocelluloses, viscose fibers, super hydrophobic papers, barrier materials, novel packaging solutions, paper based sensors ...) 
  • Wood based biorefinery concepts including potential applications, realized projects and research results pertaining pulp & paper industry (e.g. wood based chemicals, bioenergy, biofuels...)  

  • Industry 4.0 / IOT applications
  • Advances in chemical pulping, mechanical pulping and stock preparation

  • Recycled Fiber: new production processes, raw material input, product innovations

  • Advances in research in all pulp and paper related fields

  • Projects, ideas and initiatives to strengthen collaboration along the entire wood based value-added chain

  • Practical experience reports by pulp-, paper- and board mill professionals (modernizations, rebuilds, optimization, energy projects...)

  • Improved energy efficiency in the whole pulp and paper production chain

  • Technological innovations in paper and coating machinery (including machine clothing, process and quality control...)

  • New and improved raw materials and chemical additives and their optimal use in the furnish and in coatings

  • Current developments in measurement and control systems in the pulp and paper industry

  • Innovative analysis routines and testing methods in the pulp and paper industry

  • Innovative concepts in the field of human resource management and education in the pulp and paper industry (staff recruitment, novel modes of working, workforce of the future)

  • Occupational health and safety issues 

When handing in a paper please use the Abstract Submission Form and observe the information and deadlines listed below. From all submitted papers the conference’s program committee will prepare the final program with about 30 presentations, which will be divided in two parallel sessions.

Please note: You are kindly asked to give your presentation in ENGLISH, as no simultaneous translation will be offered.


12 January 2018: Send your proposal per E-Mail to: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
Suggestion of topic/title, including an informative abstract and all authors. Please use the Abstract Submission Form and add – if desired – a separate abstract (max. 1 page in English, an additional German version is optional).

9 February 2018: Notice of acceptance to the authors.

20 April 2018: Final short version (abstract) due.
1-2 pages A4, Word-document; English (an additional German version is optional).

11 May 2018: Presentation due as PPT- and PDF-File.
All presentations will be published online in PDF-format on the conference homepage, which is only accessible for participants of the conference. If you do not want your presentation to be published online, please let us know.

We are looking forward to your contribution!



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