About The Paper Industry Technical Association
The Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA) is an independent, professionally managed organisation and produces the journal Paper Technology. It provides a forum for the exchange of information and technology to the benefit of its members in the pulp, paper, converting and allied trades. Whilst under the management of a dedicated professional team, the Association's activities are directed by volunteers from all areas of the industry.
Technical information is disseminated through district meetings, working groups, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, web site and the Association's regular publications. PITA operates for the general benefit of its individual and corporate members and the general public at large. It's single most important objective is to promote communication and therefore knowledge and technology, between members.
PITA also aims to:
PITA is a leading member of EUCEPA, the European Association of Technical Associations. Further afield PITA regularly exchanges dialogue with TAPPI, APPITA, PAPTAC and other overseas bodies throughout the world.
Relationships with other industry bodies
Closer to home PITA works closely with the industry bodies within the UK such as the Confederation of Paper Industries, PICON, the University of Manchester School of Materials and also provides the secretarial and management support of the Pulp and Paper Fundamental Research Society.