Papermaking Fundamentals

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

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Papermaking Fundamentals (PF)


The Papermaking Fundamentals track will focus on best available technologies and the progression of new technologies relating to the fluid mechanics.


Papermaking Fundamentals Technical Program  

Monday, April 24, 2023
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
Session 1: Paper Physics
    Session Chair:  Joel Panek, WestRock  
     PF1.1 Rapid, Out-Of-Plane Compression of Paperboard – Influence of Impact Velocity on The Surface Cecilia Rydefalk, RISE Innventia AB
    PF1.2 Kraft Pulp Viscosity as a Predictor of Paper Strength: Its Uses and Abuses Brian N. Brogdon, Future Bridge Consulting Services LLC
    PF1.3 Comparisons of the Tensile and Compressive Response of Paperboard Douglas Coffin, Miami University
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
Session 2: Converting & End Use
    Session Chair: Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden  
     PF2.1 Relations Between Material Properties and Performance of Paperboard Packages Gustav Marin, Rise
    PF2.2 Mechanical Properties of Paper Folding Cores Niklas Schäfer, Technische Universität Darmstadt
    PF2.3 Thermal Conductivity of Paperboard Joel Panek, WestRock
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 3: Advances in Water Removal
(Joint Session with/Papermaking Additives & Papermaking Technology and Operations)


Session Chair: John Xu, AstenJohnson

    PF3.1-PM3-PA3 The Effect of Shoe Press Angle on Bulk, Dryness and Paper Properties Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
    PF3.2-PM3-PA3 Vacuum-assisted Water Removal From Highly Refined Furnish Juan Cecchini, Valmet
    PF3.3-PM3-PA3 Biocatalysts and Chemical Pretreatments of Lignocellulosics for Enhanced Press Dewatering and Energy Efficiency Nelson Barrios, North Carolina State University
    PF3.4-PM3-PA3 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: Stock Preparation
    Session Chair: Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University  
     PF4.1 Numerical Analysis of the Impact of Rotor and Screen Hole Plate Design on the Performance of a Vertical Pulper Marcus Britz, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
    PF4.2 Meet Defloccers: Improving Refining Efficiency with Defloccing Refiner Plates Using Various Fiber Blends Dwight Anderson, International Paper
    PF4.3 Highly Refined Fibres Fluidization Samuli Heiskanen, Valmet Technologies, Inc.; Ari Jäsberg, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
Session 5: Modeling and Analysis Techniques
(Joint Session w/Process Control)
    Session Chair: Amanda Sans, Global Process Automation; Michael Forbes, Honeywell  

Analysis Techniques for Process Variability Evaluation in Paper Making

Seyhan Nuyan, Retired (Valmet, Inc.)
    PF5.2-PC5 Modelling Strength Properties of Kraft Linerboard made on Multi-ply Paper Machine from Component Properties and Machine Factors Ajit Kumar Ghosh, AKG Process Consulting
    PF5.3-PC5 Paperboard Surface Smoothness Correlation Study Sergio Giuste, WestRock
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:00am - 9:00am ET
Session 6: Recyclability
    Session Chair: Jabun Mita, Thiele Kaolin Inc.
     PF6.1 Mechanical and Repulpability Assessment of Four Recycled Demo Streams, A Study  Anton Hagman, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
    PF6.2 TBD  
9:15am - 10:15am ET
Session 7: Cellulose Interaction
    Session Chair: Steve Keller, University of Miami
     PF7.1 Unveiling the Cellulose-Water Interaction Through Computational Simulations Nelson Barrios, North Carolina State University
    PF7.2 Computer Designed OH Carbon Nanotube Cellulose Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
Session 8: Process Water Quality
    Session Chair: Joel Panek, WestRock
     PF8.1 Enhancing Process Stability Through Efficient Water Management: Methodology Peter Hansen, RISE Research institutes of Sweden AB
    PF8.1 The Impact of Dispersion Barrier Coatings on Water Quality after Recycling Paul Krochak, RISE Research institutes of Sweden AB