General Data Protection Regulations:
You may be aware, from 25th May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect across the UK and Europe. The new law means that we need to receive your permission to continue to keep in touch with you within Europe but we are also using this as an opportunity to clean up our contact list worldwide. We have sent out an email to our current contact list asking for permission to contact the recipients in the future.
To make sure that we will be able to keep you up to date with the plans for the next FRC Symposium to be held in September 2021 at Robinson College, Cambridge and subsequent events, please send an email to FRC@pita.co.uk, stating that you are happy to be contacted.
The FRC will not use your contact details or other data for any other reason than to keep you informed about Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposia. We will not pass on your data to other organisations for any reason.
Volume 3 Now Dispatched:
One of the features of the Fundamental Research Symposia that was introduce early in the history of the series of meetings (http://www.ppfrs.org/historypart1.html) is the publication of an edited transcript of the discussion following the presentation of each paper. This additional material is included in volume 3 of the proceedings, along with photographs and biographical details of presenters and Fundamental Research Committee members and an author index.
Volume 3 has now been mailed to all those who attended the 16th Symposium. Included is a memory card containing a high-resolution digital version of all 16 Fundamental Research Symposia to date.
If you have not received your copy please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Fundamental Research Committee Chairman:
The FRC is pleased to announce that Joel Panek has been appointed Chairman with effect from the 31st January 2018.
We now have a LinkedIn Group called "The
Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Symposia".
The 1st Fundamental Research Symposium was held in 1957 and since then has been held every 4 years, including contributions from the very best pulp and paper scientists and engineers from around the globe. Members of the FRC have picked out their own favourites from our extensive archive for our new Iconic Papers section. In each case, you can download a reprint of the paper and read the reasons why it is considered so influential on past and future research in our subject.
Proceedings of Fundamental Research Symposia now accredited by Thomson Reuters:
The proceedings of the 13th and 14th Fundamental Research Symposia have been included in the Thomson Reuters database. All articles published in these proceedings can now be searched via Web of Science®, Web of Knowledge® and the Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science®. Proceedings of future symposia will be submitted for inclusion in these databases.
If you have any ideas, comments or complaints please email us and let us know.
Steve I'Anson, Fundamental Research Committee.