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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 under development and subject to change. Visit our website often for program updates.


T1: Kickoff
    Session Chairs: Bud Chase, EDT and Suzanne Blanchet, S.L.B. Inc.  
      T1.1 Welcome & Intro  
      T1.2 TBA  
      T1.3 TBA  
T2: Fire Prevention
    Session Chair: Suzanne Blanchet, S.L.B. Inc.  
      T2.1 Fire Prevention and Protection Systems for Tissue, Paper Mats Kihlström, Firefly
      T2.2 Issues with Dust Control Alfredo Sarli, Valmet
      T2.3 Why converting waste is desperate for a Kaizen event?

David Barnard, Industrial Shredders Ltd

T3: The Intersection of Nonwovens and Tissue
    Session Chair: Jeff Peters, BTG Americas and NETInc  
      T3.1 TBA  
      T3.2 TBA  
      T3.3 TBA  
      T3.4 Sustainability metrics for evaluating hygiene tissue products Jameel Hasan, NC State


T4: Making Electronics Work in a Digital Age
    Session Chair: Cydney Rechtin, Solenis  
      T4.1 A Review of the Implementation, Practical Application, and Observed Benefits of Adaptive Predictions and Autonomous Control in Tissue Manufacturing Jesse Stephens, St Croix Tissue
      T4.2 How to Keep Advanced Process Controls (APCs) operational longer than 24-months Dave Zerr, Paper Professional
      T4.3 Immediate workflow and process efficiencies driven by tissue quality management Pete Angle, ISRA Vision
T5: Tissue 4.0
    Session Chair: Kareem Paurak, ProcessMiner  
      T5.1 Papermaking Industry 4.0: Gain More Insight from the Data You Already Have Cydney Rechtin, Solenis
      T5.2 Interpreting Predictive Systems Accuracy in Manufacturing Adityan Rajendran, ProcessMiner
      T5.3 Smarter Sheet Break Detection Systems Can Provide Valuable Instantaneous Information from the Mill Floor to Mill Management Karen Poole. Ryeco


T6: Alternative Fibers/Sustainability
    Session Chair: Bud Chase, EDT  
      T6.1 Pulp & Paper Industry 2021 Sustainability Brock Kassy. Aggreko
      T6.2 Siliconized paper release liner. Another source of recovered fiber Anand Farminder, Avery Denison
      T6.3 Understanding the potential of OCC fibers for the manufacture of hygiene tissue Jameel Hasan, NC State
      T6.4 Recovered Paper Supply for tissue manufacturing Bill Moore, Moore & Associates


T7: Softness/Creping
    Session Chair: Tim Patterson, Solenis  
      T6.1 The Role of Enzymes to Produce Softer Paper Bud Chase, EDT
      T6.2 Crepeing blade wear modeling: a statistical approach based on process data James Litchwark, BTG
      T6.3 The emtec TSA: Reaching optimal process and quality by a clear communication Alexander Gruner, Emtec
T8: New Tissue Technologies
    Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific  
      T8.1 TBA  
      T8.2 TBA  
      T8.3 Novel branched polyvinyl alcohol for yankee coatings Jens-Mikael Gottberg, Kuraray Europe Nordic