Papermaking Fundamentals

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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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, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PF1: Water Removal - Sponsored by: 
    Session Chair: John Xu, AstenJohnson  
      PF1.1 Microscopic Characterization of Fabrics and Fiber Mats Timo Frick, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
      PF1.2 Wet Pressing and Product Quality - Review of Previous Pilot Machine Trials J. David McDonald, JDMcD Consulting Inc.
       PF1.3 Rewet Suppression Through Press Felt Engineering Summer C. Dudick, Georgia Tech University
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF2:  3D Fiber-based Packaging
    Session Chair: Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden  
      PF2.1 Advanced Development in 3D Forming Methods for Paper Packaging Heike Stotz, Syntegon Holding GmbH
      PF2.2 Stock Preparation as a Key Operation for Making High-Quality Wet Moulded Fibre Products Dino Muhic, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
      PF2.3 Dry Molded Fiber Packaging as an Alternative to Single-use Plastics Sanna Fager and Sebastian Roos, PulPac AB
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PF3: Paper Physics


Session Chair: Steven Keller, University of Miami

      PF3.1 Span Length Effects on In-plane Tensile Strength Joel Panek, WestRock
      PF3.2 Determining Operating Variables Impacting Internal Fiber Bonding Using Wedge Statistical Analysis Sergio Guiste, WestRock
      PF3.3 ZD – Directional Testing of Paperboard, Using Refined Methods to Revisit Out of Plane Properties Anton Hagman, RISE Innventia AB
       PF3.4 Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Mechanical Properties of Composites of Cellulose and Carbon Nanotubes Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University 
1:30pm -3:00pm ET
PF4-CGA4: Forward Looking Research in EU (Papermaking Fundamentals and Coating & Graphic Arts Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Joel Panek, WestRock   
      PF4-CGA4.1 Rethinking the Packaging System Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
      PF4-CGA4.2 The 4evergreen Journey Towards Perfecting Circularity Susanne Haase, CEPI-Confederation of European Paper Industries
      PF4-CGA4.3 Every Fibre Counts! Michael Brandi, EXTR:ACT
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF5: Refining Fundamentals
    Session Chair: Joel Panek, WestRock  
      PF5.1 Upgrading of Recycled Pulp Quality by Fractionation and Selective Refining Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
      PF5.2 How to Fibrillate Recycled Fibers to Achieve up to 30% Additional Strength David Zerr, Pulmac Systems International Inc.
      PF5.3 Improving Refining Efficiency With Multi-Fiber Morphology Modification Dwight Anderson, International Paper
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PF6-PA6: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part II)

(Papermaking Fundamentals and Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Terry Bliss, Solenis, LLC
      PF6-PA6.1 Advances in Multiphase Forming Mustafa Usta, Georgia Tech University
      PF6-PA6.2 Advanced Real-time Digital Microscopy of Foaming Processes Markus Honkanen, Pixact Ltd.
9:15am - 10:15am ET
PF7-PA7: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part III)

(Papermaking Fundamentals and Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University
      PF7-PA7.1 Flow Rheology of Light Foams Generated from Aqueous Solutions of Polyvinyl Alcohol Ari Jäsberg, VTT
      PF7-PA7.2 Computational Modeling of Multiphase Forming Processes Dogukan Karahan, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
PF8-PA8: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part IV)

(Papermaking Fundamentals and Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Terry Bliss, Solenis LLC  
      PF8-PA8.1 The Effect of Acoustic Pressure on High-Density Foam with Potential Application to MP Forming Uzay Karahan Cansu, Georgia Tech University
      PF8-PA8.2 New Opportunities in Paper and Nonwoven Industries with Foam Assisted Web Forming and Chemical Application

Antti Oksanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Presented By: Kristian Salminen