Wayne M. Bundy, Ph.D. received the TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Division Technical Award and Charles W. Englehard Award at the 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference and Exhibit.
This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the industry,s technology.Dr. Bundy
is recognized as one of the industry,s outstanding kaolin experts, contributing significantly to the scientific knowledge concerning the use of kaolin in paper coatings and as a filler.Over a 35 year career, Dr. Bundy
was one of the outstanding leaders in developing kaolins for use as a prime paper coating pigment.He
worked extensively with precipitated calcium carbonate and was a proponent of mixing carbonate and kaolin in order to maximize the positive attributes of both of these pigments.He
was one of the first scientists to relate the physico-chemical properties of kaolinite to paper coating quality.Dr. Bundy was also a pioneer in using high bulking kaolin pigments in improving the opacity and other coating characteristics in paper coating.A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Bundy earned his M.A. in 1954 and his doctoral degree in 1957.Dr. Bundy began his career as a geologic assistant with the New Mexico Bureau of Mines before joining the Indiana Geological Survey as a petrographer until 1957.He then became the chief mineralogist at Georgia Kaolin Company and was later promoted to Director of Research and Vice-President of Research.In 1987, he became the Vice-President of Technology, serving in that position until his retirement in 1991.A TAPPI member since 1960, Dr. Bundy has been active in the Coating Division,s Pigments Committee for more than 30 years.He
has presented several outstanding papers for TAPPI
,s Coating Conferences, the Canadian Pulp and Paper Institute and the Clay Minerals Society
has also contributed to the industry,s technical progress through his
publications in Tappi Journal
and other trade publications, and his
nine patents.Dr. Bundy was named a TAPPI Fellow in 1994 in recognition of his meritorious service to the Association and the industry. In addition to his TAPPI activities, Dr. Bundy was a member of The Clay Minerals Society, serving as President from 1984-85, as well as the International Clay Minerals Association.