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 Heinzel Mondi Sappi Award 2023:   Call for Nominations (Deadline: 28 February 2023)

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Dear Sir or Madam,

For now 70 years the pulp-, paper- and biorefinery industry has held an annual meeting in the beautiful city of Graz. About 450 representatives from industry and research are getting together for exchange of knowledge and professional networking.



Taking place May 24th – 25th, 2023 the conference will prove yet again to be a prime event, where the latest trends and industry developments are discussed: With its clear focus and international format the conference sets trends, particularly highlighting the important role of the pulp and paper sector as an increasingly successful operator in the circular bioeconomy helping to mitigate climate change. The conference will continue to address current topics in the pulp and paper industry presented by distinguished speakers. The Messecongress Graz is providing the ideal premises for this event.



The APV (Association of Academic Paper Engineers Graz) together with the Austrian industry associations ÖZEPA and AUSTROPAPIER invites experts active in industry and research to present current results of their work at the PAPER & BIOREFINERY CONFERENCE 2023.

Preferred topics of presentation are:

  • Conference theme 2023:   RETHINKING ENERGY.

  • Presentations/Best practice examples related to the conference main theme: Energy.

  • Improved energy efficiency in the pulp and paper production chain

  • Wood based biorefinery concepts including potential applications, industrial projects and research results

  • Innovative fibre based products and novel applications for pulp, viscose fibres, paper and board (e.g. nanocelluloses, barrier materials, packaging solutions, new paper and board based products)

  • Industry 4.0 / IIOT applications

  • Advances in chemical pulping, mechanical pulping, recycled fibre production and stock preparation

  • Advances in research in the fields of pulp, paper and board technology, converting, and biorefinery
  • Projects, ideas and initiatives to strengthen collaboration along the entire wood based value chain

  • Case reports from pulp-, paper- and board mill professionals (modernization, rebuilds, optimization, energy projects...)

  • Technological innovations in paper and coating machinery (including machine clothing, process and quality control...)

  • New and improved raw materials and chemical additives and their optimal use in furnish and coatings

  • Current developments in measurement and control systems

  • Innovative analysis routines and testing methods

  • Innovative management and education concepts

  • Occupational health and safety issues

For handing in a paper, please use our Conference Management System, oberserving the information and deadlines listed below. From all submitted papers the conference’s programme committee will prepare the final programme with about 30 presentations, which will be delivered in parallel sessions. 

Please note: You are kindly asked to give your presentation in ENGLISH, as no simultaneous translation will be offered. Button system


16 December 2022: Hand in your proposal via our CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Suggestion of topic/title, including an informative abstract (max. 500 words in English,
an additional German version is optional), naming all authors.

This guide will assist you in submitting your proposal online: How to submit a paper

25 January 2023:  Notice of acceptance to the authors.

24 April 2023: Final short version (abstract) due.
English (an additional German version is optional). Approx. 1 page A4, Word-document.

17 May 2023:  Final Presentation due as PPT- and PDF-File.
All presentations will be published online in PDF-format on the conference homepage, which is only accessible for participants of the conference. If you do not want your presentation to be published online, please let us know.

We are looking forward to your contribution!


Download PDF: Call for Papers                Instructions for authors:   How to submit a paper             Log in:  Conference Management System

 Heinzel Mondi Sappi Award 2023:   Call for Nominations



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