Papermaking Additives

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

Sign up for updates

Papermaking Additives (PA)

The program will highlight the best use of current state of the art technology as well as both incremental optimization and non-incremental advancements in technology.  The focus will be on new additives and application strategies.


Papermaking Additives Technical Program

Monday, April 24, 2023
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
Session 1: Microfibrillared Cellulose (MFC/Nano)
  Session Chair: Joe Mahoney, Buckman  
   PA1.1 Production of Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Using Stirred Media Mills and Applications in Paper and Board David Skuse, FiberLean Technologies Limited
  PA1.2 Mechanistic Aspects of Nanocellulose – Cationic Starch – Colloidal Silica Systems for Papermaking Nelson Barrios, North Carolina State University
  PA1.3 Microfibrillated Cellulose for Next-generation Sustainable Packaging Tom Larson, FiberLean Technologies Limited
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
Session 2: Advances in Strength Technologies
  Session Chair: Larry Anker, Solenis, LLC  
   PA2.1 Next Generation Dry Strength Additives: Leveraging On-site Synthesis to Develop High Performance Glyoxalated Polyacrylamides Anthony Petty II, Solenis, LLC
  PA2.2 The Use of Amphoteric Polymers in the Production of Packaging and Paper Michael Wallace, Kemira (Presented by Jennifer Riser)
  PA2.3 Amphoteric Dry Strength Chemistry Approach to Deal with Low-Quality Fiber and Difficult Wet-end Chemistry Conditions in the Asian and North American Ryo Ito, Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc.
Tuesday, April 25, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 3A: Breakthrough Technologies in Molded Fiber
(Joint Session w/Papermaking Technology and Operations)
  Session Chair: Lon Pschigoda, Western Michican University  
  PA3A.1-PM3A Challenges and Innovations of Barrier Coatings Application on 3D Food-contact Molded Fiber Packaging Emily Parson, Solenis, LLC
  PA3A.2-PM3A Dry Molded Fiber Packaging and Methods to achieve reduced WVTR functionality in-line within the molding process Sebastian Roos, PulPac
  PA3A.3-PM3A Strategies for Developing Molded Fibers-based Packaging for Sustainable Alternatives to Single-use Plastic Items Roman Sarder, NC State University / College of Natural Resources
  PA3A.4-PM3A Methods to Achieve Increased Dimensional Stability in Humid, Hot and Refrigerated Environments and How the Critical Functionality is Evaluated Sanna Fager, PulPac
8:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 3B: Advances in Water Removal
(Joint Session w/Papermaking Technology and Operations & Papermaking Fundamentals)
  Session Co-Chair: John Xu, David Burton, AstenJohnsten  
  PA3B.1-PM3B-PF3 The Effect of Shoe Press Angle on Bulk, Dryness and Paper Properties Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  PA3B.2-PM3B-PF3 Vacuum-assisted Water Removal From Highly Refined Furnish Juan Cecchini, Valmet
  PA3B.3-PM3B-PF3 Biocatalysts and Chemical Pretreatments of Lignocellulosics for Enhanced Press Dewatering and Energy Efficiency Nelson Barrios, North Carolina State University
  PA3B.4-PM3B-PF3 Finite Element Analysis Modelling, Data Generation and Energy Management for Paper Drying Process Kamlesh Pandey, North Carolina State University
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET
Session 4: New Developments in Formulation Design for Water Based Barrier Coatings
(Joint Session w/Coating & Graphic Arts)
  Session Chair: Greg Welsch, Trinseo, LLC
  PA4.1-CGA4 Use of Kaolin Clay in Aqueous Barrier Coating Applications Siva Devisetti, Thiele Kaolin Company
  PA4.2-CGA4 A Recyclable Barrier Paper for Flow Wrap Packaging Thomas Gillgren, Billerud
  PA4.3-CGA4 Improving The Barrier Properties of Paper Using Hydrophobically Modified PVOH Yuta Taoka, Kuraray America, Inc.
4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
Session 5: Novel Additives
  Session Chair: Greg Delozier, Novozymes
   PA5.1 Improving Monochloramine Performance with Innovative Sensor-Controlled Dosing  Ryan Eberhardt, Buckman
  PA5.2 Poly Aluminum Chloride [PAC] - Surface Sizing Application for Corrugated Medium Grade Osama Waleed, Arab Paper Manufacturing Co. (WARAQ)
  PA5.3 A Bio-based Paper Additive for High Strength (wet and dry) and Antimicrobial Properties of Paper Products Abdus Salam, Western Michigan University
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:00am - 9:00am ET
Session 6: Functional Fillers
  Session Chair: David Skuse, FiberLean Technologies Limited  
   PA6.1 Use of Minerals in Fiber Based Packaging and Pulp Molding

Gregg Reed, Eli (Elinor) Gaskin, IMERYS Minerals Ltd.


  PA6.2 Decarbonization with Carbonate: How to Reduce CO2 Footprint and to Improve Productivity with Functional Pigments Thomas Staehrfeldt, Omya International AG
9:15AM – 10:15AM ET
Session 7: Additives for Improved Pulp Mill Performance
  Session Chair: Scott Roscencrance, Kemira  
   PA7.1 Uniform Wood Cooking Agent for Improved Digester Performance Randy Elliott , Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
  PA7.2 Pulp Mill Defoamer – Reduced Silicone with Improved Performance Bruce Barker, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
Session 8: Foam Forming
(Joint Session w/Papermaking Technology and Operations)
  Session Chair: Joe Mahoney, Buckman  
   PA8.1-PM8 Formable Cellulose-based Webs Enabled by Foam Forming Technology Kristian Salminen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  PA8.2-PM8 Application of High Consistency Foams in Semi-Pilot and Pilot Scale Baranivignesh Prakash, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.