Sunday October 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM EDT
Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Doubletree-Brownstone University Hotel 
1707 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605

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Helen Roush 
Light Green Machine Institute 




in the 21st Century


The conference is being held at the Doubletree-Brownstone University Hotel, 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605, click here to book a hotel room. 

Half of the gross receipts of the 2016 LGMI Conference            will be donated to the NC State Pulp & Paper Foundation         for student scholarships. Click here to learn more about          NC State's Pulp & Paper Foundation. 

One attendee from a pulp and/or paper manufacturer will win a grand prize of a "Flash Forge 3d Printer Creator Pro" (valued at over $900) in a drawing at the conference.

Gold, Silver and Bronze level sponsorship opportunities are available to producers, suppliers and all those interested in the pulp & paper industry. Donations are also welcome. All donors will be recognized in the conference program. 

Gold Sponsors receive name recognition, free admission, a tabletop display and the opportunity to have marketing items included in swag bags. 

Silver Sponsors receive name recognition, a tabletop display, and the opportunity to have marketing items included in swag bags. 

Bronze Sponsors receive name recognition and the opportunity to have marketing items included in swag bags. 





Preliminary Schedule

16th October 2016

3:00 - 5:00 PM Negotiationg Workshop (a bonus feature for this year's conference)


  • What to reveal in negotiations
  • What to keep silent about in negotiations
  • Why driving for the best price in the short term may not result in the least expensive solution in the long term
  • The three postures of sellers.
  • The three postrues of buyers.
  • Watch role plays.
  • Participate in role plays.

    6:00 PM Reception open to attendees, students, faculty  

    A Student Poster Session is planned for this event

    Supplier Tabletop Exhibits Open

    17th October 2016

    7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

    7:45 AM Progress Report - Light Green Machine Institute

    Jim Thompson, LGMI Founder

    8:00 AM  Wood Supply Changes in the Southeastern United States and Effects on Pine Pulping, Bleaching and Papermaking

    Dr. Jeff Wright, CEO Durania, LLC

    8:35 AM  Update Report: Development of Eucalyptus Plantation Program in the Southeastern United States and Higher Elevations in Southern Brazil

    Dr. Peter Hart, WestRock

    9:10 AM Break

    9:25 AM Energy

    Combined Heat and Power Opportunities

     Art Samberg, Project Coordinator for USD DOE Southeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership

     Application of Carbon Dioxide to reduce water-side lime scale in heat exchangers

    Dr. Peter Hart, WestRock

    Airmaster Aerator -- HIgh Performance Wastewater Treatment System

    Wayne Bucher, Airmaster Aerators

    11:15 AM Pulp Mill competitive trends - High, Kappa cooking with extended impregnation

    Anders Hjort, Valmet

    Noon Lunch  Keynote #1--Jay Hennessey, Mill Manager, Pratt Paper Valparaiso, Indiana 100% recycled container board mill.

    12:45 PM Future trends in papermaking - Presented by NC State Faculty and Staff

    3-D Printing Applications in the Pulp and Paper Industry

    Dr. Lokendra Pal, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Biomaterials

    3:00 PM Break

    3:15 PM Pragmatic Papermaking--Learning from Other Industries and our Own

    Guidelines for Improving Paper Machine Performance and Reducing Energy Use

    Dick Reese, renowned industry consultant


    5:00 PM Reception and Supplier Exhibit open to attendees, students, faculty

    Supplier Tabletop Exhibits Open

    7:00 PM Dinner on your own

    18th October 2016

    7:30 AM Continental Breakfast

     8:00 AM New ideas in papermaking--NC State Student Competition

     Dr. Joel Pawlak

    10:00 AM Break

     10:15 AM An update on industry equipment and application developments

    North American Equipment Manufacturers--where does LGMI fit in?

    Dave Bennett, LGMI Fellow

    Breakthrough technologies since we last met

    Steve Roush, Vice President, Paperitalo Publications

    Continous Coloration of  Coatings for Coated Paper and Paperboard

    Mark Crable, Raj Chemicals

    Noon Lunch Keynote #2--IDCON-- New Trends in Maintenance

    1:00 PM Tour of NC State Facilities - NC State is excited to show off its laboratory and pilot plant spaces.  Come see where students "Think and Do" to make learning about our industry a hands on experience.  NC State’s Wolfpack Baby Paper machine is sure to be just one of the highlights!

    3:00 - 5:00 PM Negotiating Workshop (a repeat for those who could not attend on 16th of October).

    5:00 PM Close