April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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Papermaking (PM)


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This track will help modern papermakers be successful in today’s world as we bring modern control and data analysis into traditional papermaking processes and equipment. Visit our website often for program updates.


Papermaking VIRTUAL Technical Program

Visit our website often for program updates as the program is subject to change.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM ET
PM1: Excelling into the Future

  Sponsored by Valmet

    Session Chair: Todd Varner, Wood  

Future of Papermaking

Is It Time to Redefine Papermaking? - Challenges & Ideas for the Future

Sakari Karjalainen and Maja Mejsner, Valmet
      PM1.2 Education and Training Options for Professional and Operators Michael Kocurek, North Carolina State University
1:00PM - 3:00PM ET
PM2: Driving Operations for Success

Sponsored byAmerican Roller Bearing Company

    Session Chair: John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC  
       PM2.1 How to Assess Press Felts  Marcel Lensvelt, FELTEST Equipment BV
      PM2.2 Press Section Performance Optimization Through Technology Thomas Flanders & Jonathan Antes, Voith Paper FRS
      PM2.3 Machine Learning Algorithm for Online Identification of Wet End Stability Torsten Haverinen-Nielsen, Juha Rintala, Marietta Pironen, Iris Joensuu, Vesa-Matti Tikkala, Kemira Oyj
      PM2.4 How You Operate an Asset Impacts its Reliability - Identify the Risk Now! Scott Morris, Andritz
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM ET
PM3: Thriving Through Improvements and Analysis

   Sponsored by  x-rite PANTONE

    Session Chair: Mark Harrison, Southern Erectors  
      PM3.1 Asset and Process Insight, Driven by Data Analytics Andrew Wyse, Philip Armstrong, Jacobs
      PM3.2 Paper Machine Water Efficiency John Neun, Clean Tech Partners
      PM3.3 Optimizing Mill Effectiveness Through Statistical Process Control (SPC) Kim William Robinson, Process Solutions Group
      PM3.4 Pulp and Paper Mill Energy Guidebook Richard Reese, CleanTech Partners