Papermaking Additives

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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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, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PA1: Tutorial-Corrosion
    Session Chair: Marty Hubbe, North Carolina University  


Influent Water: Starting Out with the Right Water

 Temple Ballard, Water Technologies Solutions - presented by John Williamson

Corrosion Control: Maintaining your Physical Assets 

 Mel Esmacher, Suez
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PA2:  Green Means Go Bio
    Session Chair: Rosy Covarrubias, Buckman  

Using Novel DNA Methods to Achieve Higher Process Efficiency and Performance

Mark Nelson, Kemira Chemicals Inc 

Enzymatic Bio-bleaching to Elevate Final Brightness and Mitigate Pulp Reversion

Ben Pyle, EDT

Highly Effective Biobased Strength Solutions for Fine papers

Matthew Kolb, Kemirsa
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PA3:  Modified Cellulose
    Session Chair: Lebo  Xu, WestRock  


Preparation of Water Redispersible Nanocellulose Through the Addition of Polysaccharides

Chunlin Xu, Abo Akademi University



Commercializing Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Products: Regulatory Aspects

David Skuse, FiberLean Technologies Limited



Valorization of Paper Mill Sludge in Novel Bioproducts

Roman Sarder, NC State University

1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PA4: Boosting Your Octane Polymer
    Session Chair: Larry Anker, Solenis  


Entrained Air Management on Paper Machines

Bret Magness, Buckman



Quick Inversion Polymers- A New Family of Fixatives and Particle Retention Boosters

Peter Jelinek, Kemira



Intelligent Process Optimization Utilizing A Novel Control & Monitoring Platform

Meagan Walker, Kemira

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PA5: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part I)
    Session Chair: Scott Rosencrance, Kemira


Chemical Addition to Wet Webs Using Foam Application

Tuomo Hjelt, VTT



Scalable Method to Produce Foams like Wood

Juha Koivisto, Helsinki University of Technology



Z-Direction Chemical Distribution

Matthew Nickolas, Solenis LLC

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PA6-PF6: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part II)
(Papermaking Additives and Papermaking Fundamentals Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Terry Bliss, Solenis, LLC


Advances in Multiphase Forming

Mustafa Usta, Georgia Tech University



Advanced Real-time Digital Microscopy of Foaming Processes

Marcus Honkanen, Pixact Ltd

9:15am - 10:15am
PA7-PF7: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part III)
(Papermaking Additives and Papermaking Fundamentals Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University  

Flow Rheology of Light Foams Generated from Aqueous Solutions of Polyvinyl Alcohol

Ari Jäsberg, VTT

Computational Modeling of Multiphase (MP) Forming Processes

Dogukan T. Karahan, Georgia Tech University
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
PA8-PF8: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part IV)
(Papermaking Additives and Papermaking Fundamentals Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Terry Bliss, Solenis LLC  


The Effect of Acoustic Pressure on High-Density Foam with Potential Application to MP Forming

Cansu Uzay Karahan, Gerogia Tech University



New Opportunities in Paper and Nonwoven Industries with Foam Assisted Web Forming and Chemical Application

Antti Oksanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland