Papermaking Fundamentals

October 3 - 6, 2021 | Atlanta, GA USA

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Papermaking Fundamentals (PF)


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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

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

Monday, October 3, 2021
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF2: Nano-scale Phenomena
    Session Chair: Ignacio De San Pio, RISE  
      PF2.1 Towards Truly Repulpable Wet-strengthened Papers Robert Pelton, McMaster University
      PF2.2 Bulking Method for Chemical Pulps and its Effect on Cellulose Structure Caroline Ankerfors, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden
       PF2.3 TBA  
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PF3-PA6: Advances in Forming and Refining (Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Darren Swales, Kemira  
      PF3-PA6.1 Efficient Management of Fines in the Stock Flow Prior to Headbox Jouni Matula, Wetend Technologies Ltd
      PF3-PA6.2 Numerical Simulation of a Low Consistency Single-Disc Refiner Including Analysis of Experimental Rheological Data Marcus Britz, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
      PF3-PA6.3 Viscoelastic Compression Model for the Simulation of Mechanical Dewatering Processes Mustafa Usta, Georgia Institute of Technology
       PF3-PA6.4 Fundamental Understanding of Bound Water Removal in Paper Drying Process Cyrus Aidun, Georgia Institute of Technology
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PF4: Fiber Water Interactions


Session Chair: Doug Coffin, Miami University

      PF4.1 Computer Simulation of Liquid Wetting in Low Density Fibrous Networks  D. Steven Keller, Miami University
      PF4.2 Fiber Water Interactions in Refining Michael Kocurek, North Carolina State University
      PF4.3 Chemical Reactivity of Nanofibrillated Cellulose with Varying Levels of Fibrillation for Surface Modification for Paper Product Application Khandoker Salem, North Carolina State University 
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF5: Mechanical Performance
    Session Chair: D. Steven Keller, Miami University  
      PF5.1 Understanding Wet Tear Strength at Varying Moisture Content in Handsheets Adele Panek, WestRock
      PF5.2 Historical Perspectives of Corrugated Box Testing for 2020 Douglas Coffin, Miami University
      PF5.3 Steady-State Tearing in Copy Paper Exhibits Three Stages of Deformation Sarah Paluskiewicz, Georgia Institute of Technology