April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

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Focused on on-going and emerging topics of interest within the industry, the Tissue program attracts tissue professionals from all areas within manufacturing, converting and supply.

Tissue Technical Program

  The program is currently being developed. Please visit the TAPPICon website often for updates.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:00am - 10:00am ET
T1: Energy
  Session Chair: Andy Chorney, Essity  
  T1.1 How Can Cogeneration Benefit a Tissue Mill Mihail Shekhter, Valmet North America
  T1.2 Energy Optimization of the Yankee Hood Air System Alfredo Sarli, Valmet, Ltd.
  T1.3 Automating Tissue Waste, The Last Frontier Nick Beitler, Industrial Shredders
  T1.4 Nested Machine Vision For Paring Data Between A Tissue Machine and Converting Line Brian Mock, Event Capture Systems Inc.
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET
T2: Fibers
  Session Chair: Jeff Peters, BTG  
   T2.1 Innovating Recycled Fibers Using High-Shear Homogenization for Sustainable Packaging and Hygiene Bioproducts  
Mrittika Debnath, North Carolina State University
  T2.2 Developing Strength from Recycled Fibers using Micro Fibrillation David Zerr, Pulmac Systems International
  T2.3 Correctly Utilizing Maintenance Outages to Improve Future Machine Alignment and Reliability Decision-Making  Bob Bustin, Oasis Alignment
  T2.4 Alternative Fibers for Hygiene Tissue Applications Ramo Vera, North Carolina State University
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:00 - 9:00 AM
T3: Chemistry 

Session Chair: Tim Patterson, Solenis, LLC

   T3.1 New Simplified High-Performance Yankee Coating for Advanced Machines Jia-Yu Wang, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
  T3.2 Wet Strength Alternative for Towel Lucyna Pawlowska, Kemira


9:15 - 10:15 AM
T4: Vibration
   Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Pulmac Systems International  
   T4.1 Introducing Yankee Operation Intelligence – A Next Generation Crepe Blade Vibration Monitoring Tool Gary Furman, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company
  T4.2 Best Practices: Vibration Monitoring of Pulp & Paper Production Assets Peter Eitnier, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
10:30 – 11:30 AM
T5: Fiber Modification
  Session Chair: Anthony Petty II, Solenis, LLC  
   T5.1 Sustainable Surface Modification Strategies for Upgrading Softness and Tensile Properties of Lignocellulosic Fibers Hasan Jameel, North Carolina State University
  T5.2 Understanding of Quat Binding with Cellulosic Fibers and Wipes for Sustainable Hygiene Product Developments Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University