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The mission of the Technical Committee (ATC) is to:

  1. To advance and promote innovation and manufacturing best practice across the pulp and paper value chain, including new biomass-derived products.
  2. To develop and support programs that encourages the growth of a diverse, well-prepared pool of industry professionals.
  3. To lead the development and transfer of technical information and best practices fundamental to the industry.
  4. To develop programs and services to drive the interchange of information across the industry supply chain through effective networking.

Assesses all papers offered for presentation at the Appita Annual Conference and manages the Appita Visiting Speaker Program.

It also considers entries for the Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize and the Ken Maddern Award. The Technical Committee is also the Editorial Board of Appita Journal, and reviews the technical content of the Journal for relevance and quality.