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TAPPI's PLACE Division Announces Award Winners

Published on 2005-10-07. Author : SpecialChem

ATLANTA -- The PLACE (Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings, and Extrusions) Division of TAPPI announced several awards at the 2005 PLACE Conference in Las Vegas last week.

Barry A. Morris, Senior Technical Associate for DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers, received the 2005 PLACE Division Technical Award and Rohm and Haas Prize. Presented annually, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the industry's technology.

Warren Durling, Research Associate for Clorox Services Company, was awarded the TAPPI PLACE Division Leadership and Service Award and the accompanying Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Prize. This annual award recognizes an individual who has a proven history of diligent work for TAPPI; the PLACE Division; or division committees. In 1986, Enercon Industries endowed this prize in the name of Andreas G. Ahlbrandt, President and founder of Ahlbrandt System, GmbH.

Per-Ake Clevenhag and Claes Oveby of Tetra Pak Carton Ambient AB were awarded both the Best Paper Award and the Dragan Djordjevic Award for their paper "Rheological Indicators to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE." This paper was selected by conference attendees as the best out of more than 100 papers presented at the 2004 TAPPI PLACE Conference. TAPPI's Extrusion Coating Committee selected this paper to receive the Dragan Djordjevic award which honors the best paper about extrusion coating presented at the conference.

Karl Zuercher Development Leader for Dow Chemical Corporation received the Best Session award for the 2004 PLACE conference for his session, "European Exchange." Conference attendees chose this session as the best of the 2004 PLACE Conference.

Victor Melendez of Cornish College of the Arts received the 2005 Ralph A. Klucken Scholarship. This Scholarship is awarded annually by The PLACE Division of TAPPI. Recipients must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0; demonstrate responsibility and maturity throughout a history of part time and summer employment; and demonstrate an interest in the technological areas covered by the PLACE Division.

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industry and co-publisher of Solutions! for People, Processes and Paper. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost effective ways of doing business. TAPPI's PLACE Division is made up of professionals working in flexible packaging, laminations, adhesives, coatings, and extrusions.

Source: TAPPI

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