Hot Topics Breakfast

April 26 - 29, 2020 | Atlanta, GA, USA

Hot Topics Breakfast Roundtables

Tuesday, April 28th • 6:30 am - 7:45 am

 Join a discussion with experts!

Hot Topic Roundtables have limited availability. Sign up when you arrive at PaperCon or on the PaperCon Mobile App which will be available soon. 

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Hot Topics Breakfast Schedule

6:30 – 6:45 am
Breakfast Buffet / Find a Table / Personal Introductions
6:45 am
TAPPI Antitrust Policy Reminder
Table Discussions to Begin
7:40 am
Five Minute Warning
7:45 am
Announcement to Wrap-up
8:00 am
PaperCon Technical Sessions Begin


Table Topics


Coordinated by: Philip Wells, Wells Enterprises Inc. 
Hot Topic
Sponsoring Group
Table Moderators

“Alternate Fiber Sources”
Nonwoods Division

Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies

Women in Industry Division

Marcina Rogers, International Paper

“Are papermakers afraid of press felt trials?”
Paper & Board Division, Papermaking Technology and Operations  Committee

Marcel Lensvelt, Feltest

Papermaking Fundamentals Committee

Scott Pantaleo, International Paper 

What are the measures of a successful career?”

Couch Pit University

David Burton, Asten Johnson

Young Professionals Division

Daniel Phung, International Paper


Papermaking Additives Committee

Steve Boone, Bercen

“Process Controls – Vision to the Future”
Process Control Division

Dave Maddux, GPA

“PFAS impact”

Environmental and Sustainability Group  

Heather Jennings, Bio Huma Netics Inc

"Why are we driving safety from the rearview mirror?”


Kurt Mehlberg, Domtar

"OGR Barrier Coating Fundamentals”   

Discussion on the base paper properties and waterborne barrier coating mechanisms and how they relate to barrier properties for oil and grease resistance.

Coating and Graphic Arts Division

 Jeffrey M Leitinger, Dow Coatings Materials