2023 Bookstore

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

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TAPPI Press is known as an industry leader for publishing reliable and practical publications and training products created and peer reviewed by industry experts for professionals and students alike.  This is a great time to refresh or master new skills and restock your corporate or personal library.

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Below are the books selected for this event.



Book Title 

Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists, 4th Ed. (Smook Book)

Also known as The Smook Book, this is the preferred and most widely used text by pulp and paper industry professionals, companies, and universities. Whether on-boarding a new hire or using the text as a personal desk reference, this is a must-have resource for your industry library.

Smook SPANISH Edition Available.


NEW!  Process Chemicals for Papermaking

Process Chemicals for Papermaking is an authoritative, up-to-date, practical and readable text that describes some of the most important technological strategies in the use of process chemicals to achieve efficient operation of paper mills, starting with freshwater treatment and ending with wastewater treatment.

NEW!  Make Paper Products Stand Out-Strategic Use of Wet End Chemical Additives

Now more than ever, paper technologists are motivated to differentiate their products and better meet the paper performance needs of their customers.  Learn how to use functional additives as a way to leverage your investments and fine-tune your products.  Consider strategies to achieve differentiation of paper products to meet different performance requirements, learn the principles by which different papermaking additives work and how they can add value to your paper products, review strategies that can be employed to achieve paper product specifications with greater reliability, consider ways to innovate, including novel approaches to address some customers’ new needs, and learn about a variety of “functional additives.”


Advances in Papermaking Wet End Chemistry Application Technologies

The first of its kind, this book is a compilation of collaborative information in a cohesive form and brings attention to unexplored aspects of the industry.  Highlights include:  perspectives from multiple companies and academic sources, practical applications demonstrated in the paper mill industry, advancement of technology related to equipment, automation, and procedures, and comprehensive insight of operating principles.


NEW!  Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Fourth Edition

Updated by subject matter experts, this fourth edition is a practical guide for engineers and technicians reflecting advances made in technology and operating practice.  The book covers the entire liquor cycle from the generation of black liquor in the brownstock washers through evaporation, the recovery boiler, green and white liquor preparation and lime kiln operation.

NEW!  Guidelines for the Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers

A project of the Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee, this new edition provides updated guidelines relative to steel Yankee dryers, as well as new learnings and recommendations for cast iron Yankee dryers. Its contents are categorized into Engineering and Design, Maintenance and Repair, Operating Guidelines, and Personnel Safety. If you are a Yankee Responsible Person (YRP), a municipal official that makes onsite inspections, or an insurance carrier that covers Yankee dryers, this is your must have resource.


Mechanics of Rollers

This comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs, and containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries.


Critical Thinking in Converting

This book illustrates many different problem-solving techniques by example.  The plant-proven tools introduced in this unique book will help you quickly find solutions to your toughest problems.  The tools can be adapted to uncover the inner workings of almost any specific problem.  Once the problem is truly understood, solution options follow easily.


NEW!  Kraft Recovery Boilers, 3rd Edition

This highly anticipated edition is not only a research reference, providing you rapid access to the pertinent technical information on recovery boiler topics, but it also provides specific information and understanding to technical people working in the field. Topics include: fouling and plugging, soot blowing, corrosion and cracking, particulate and gas emissions, safety, equipment design and control Principles, and material and energy balances.   Sponsored by the Recovery Boiler Program R&D Subcommittee of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and published by TAPPI Press.


Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

This book describes in detail the measurement technology used in Quality Control Systems (QCS). Individual chapters are devoted to the five most prevalent QCS measurements (Basis Weight, Moisture, Caliper, Ash and Color) in the paper industry. Each of these chapters covers the physical principles involved in each measurement, sensor designs, various methods of implementation and influence factors. A somewhat lighter coverage is given to ten other QCS measurements that do not have such a broad installation base.


Nanocellulose Challenges and Opportunities:  End Users Prospective

The report was developed to explore the commercial and technical challenges holding end users back from full commercialization of cellulose nanomaterial (CNM) and provide the viewpoint of end users and potential end users. Opportunities and challenges are explored with recommendations for producers based on  2017 survey of 40 nanocellulose end users, including executive interviews and  End User Panel discussions at 2017 and 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials in Montreal, plus a Bonus Appendix with highlights from the 2018 End User Panel.



Nanocellulose:  Producers, Products, and Applications, A Guide

Designed for end users and processors, provides an in-depth description of the various cellulose nanomaterials, highlights the state of the industry, and details the offerings of various suppliers, including more than 50 Profiles, many with product specifications


NEW!  Lime Kiln and Recausticizing; The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill

This new resource reviews the entire kraft chemical recovery cycle, lime kiln chemistry and includes 11 chapters dedicated to all areas of the kiln, both process and mechanical.  This book provides a solid theoretical foundation, intermixed with practical operating experiences and troubleshooting guides. Learn good operating practices and understand the theories that back them up.


Micro and Nanoparticles in Papermaking

This nine-chapter volume explains the roles and performance of microparticles in the manufacturing and processing of paper and paper products. It covers key topics such as drainage and retention; cationic microparticles; colloidal silica; organic microparticles; hectorite systems; dual-polymer retention; clay minerals, and electron microscopy.


Papermaking Part 1, Stock Preparation & Wet End (2nd Ed.)

An overview of stock preparation and the wet end of the modern paper machine. The book covers slushing, defibration, web forming, wet pressing and more. It also includes diagrams of modern mills and a brief history of papermaking. 

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Papermaking Part 2, Drying (2nd Ed.)

An overview of the design and operations of the drying section of a modern paper machine, covering: drying of the paper web, runnability in the paper machine drying section, drying quality, drying automation and energy management in the drying section, as well as operations of important auxiliary systems, such as ventilation and heat recovery systems, steam and condensate systems and paper machine drives. New drying technologies are reflected in this book as well as research activity on new solutions to drying and new drying technology, and advanced drying modelling and simulations.

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Papermaking Chemistry (Second edition)

This comprehensive textbook presents an overview of the design and operations of the dryer section of a modern paper machine. The book covers drying of the paper web, runnability of the paper machine dryer section, and operations of important auxiliary systems to the dryer section.

(Discount does not apply).


Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (Second edition)      

The second edition is intended to serve as a text and handbook for pigment coating and surface sizing technologies.

(Discount does not apply).



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