April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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Papermaking (PM)



This track will help modern papermakers be successful in today’s world as we bring modern control and data analysis into traditional papermaking processes and equipment. Visit our website often for program updates.


Papermaking Technical Program


Monday, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM1: Green Flag - Opening Panel Discussion (Water & Resource Conservations)
    Session Chair: John, Edwards, Domtar  


Process Water Management for Sustainable Papermaking

Ignacio De San Pio, RISE Innventia AB



Troubleshooting Paper Machine Water Systems with a Portable Flowmeter

Jeff Fochs, CleanTech Partners, Inc.



Water & Resource Conservation Open Discussion

 John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM2: Warm Up Lap - Papermaker's Round Table
    Session Chair: John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC  
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
PM3-PC3-M5B: Mastering the Apex with Data Analytics (Papermakers, Process Control, & PIMA IT Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation & Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB  


Understanding Path to 4-IR Success

Paul Treic, Braincube



Data Analytics: Advanced Analytics Capability for Assessing and Optimizing Multi-State Production Processes

Bob Rice, Control Station, Inc.



Paper Strength Optimization Utilizing Data Analytic Measurement and Control

Donald Stanley, ABB



Creating Efficiencies through Contextualizing Data: Conditional Based Analytics

Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation

1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM4A:  More Horsepower - Drive Systems

Session Chair: Dale Midyette, Jacobs



Review of TAPPI Constants in the Modernization of a Lineshaft Paper Machine 

Michael Kozlowski, ABB



Precision Drive Train Alignment Critical to Rotating Equipment Efficiency

Robert Bustin, OASIS Alignment Services



Improving Bearing Reliability in Highly Loaded Paper Machine Rolls

Pekka Korpelainen, SKF

1:30pm - 3:00pm ET  
PM4B:  Right Fuel Fiber
    Session Chair: Dave Burton, AstenJohnson  


Controlling Crill, Coarseness and Freeness off Refiners Leads to Improved Strength  

David Zerr, Pulmac Systems International



Minimizing Energy Consumption in LC Refining

Luis Gonzalez, Valmet



New Pulping Technology Handles High Trash Load Waste Paper Grades

Neale Fetterly, Kadant

 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5A: Dryers
    Session Chair: Dick Reese, Dick Reese and Associates Inc.  


What is the Purpose of a Desuperheater?

Mike Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems



Revisiting Pocket Ventilation Technology in 2022

Lawrence Yane, Enerquin



Plume Reduction on Dryer Hood Exhaust Stacks

Alfredo Sarli, Valmet Ltd.

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5B: Check the Instrument Cluster Controls/Tech
    Session Chair: Mark Harrison, Southern Erectors Inc.  


How the Journey to Industry 4.0 Creates Greater Efficiency, Productivity and Profitability

Chris Kramm, Bently Nevada



Intelligent Roll Technology Offers Greater Sensitivity

Tatu Pitkänen, Valmet



Remote Technology for New Paper Machine Startup and Optimization

Jim Czenczek and David Eapen, Valmet North America

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PM6: Keeping on Rolling-Winder and Roll Handling
    Session Chair: Michel Paquette, Domtar  

Eliminate Paper Waste with HTRC

Chris Shelley, HTRC

Roll Handling Safety Considerations When Modernizing Your “Liner/Medium” Winder Deck

Peter Hanna, EPIQ Machinery

9:15am - 10:15am ET
PM7: Recent Wins & Trophies (PM Success Stories)
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, EPIQ Machinery  


Enhance Board Strength and Save Energy with New Forming Technology

Petteri Halme, Valmet



Green Bay Packaging Green Bay Mill Project WolfPack

Bob Mihalski, Green Bay Packaging

10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
PM8: Checkered Flag - Wrap-Up Highlight Reel
    Session Chair: John Edwards, Domtar; Todd Varner, Wood PLC