October 3 - 6, 2021 | Atlanta, GA USA

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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

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

Monday, October 4, 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM1: Keynote & Kickoff
    Session Chair: Todd Varner, Jacobs  
      PM1.1 Is It Time to Redefine Papermaking? - Challenges & Ideas for the Future Maja Mejsner, Valmet
      PM1.2 Future of Papermaking Sakari Karjalainen, Valmet
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM2: Papermakers Roundtable
    Session Chair: John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC  
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
PM3: Press Section Ops: Tech for 2021
    Session Chair: John Edwards, Domtar  
      PM3.1 Precision Alignment is Critical to Fabric Performance, Sheet Formation & Water Removal Myron Smith, OASIS Alignment Services
      PM3.2 Reduction of Machine Energy and Water Usage Costs through New Seal Strip Technology  Wyatt Boyett, Voith US Inc.
      PM3.3 How to Effectively Judge Press Felt Trials Marcel Lensvelt , Feltest Equipment
      PM3.4 Press Section Optimization Through Technology Thomas Flanders, Voith Paper FRS
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM4: Dry End/Winder Vibe
    Session Chair: Mark Harrison, Southern Erectors  
      PM4.1 Winder Vibration - Costly and Complex Paul Kristopeit, Valmet
      PM4.2 Calender Barring Review with Experiences Jake Zwart, Spectrum Technologies
       PM4.3 How You Operate an Asset Impacts its Reliability - Identify the Risk Now!  Scott Morris, Andritz
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5A: Dry End Ops: Tech for 2021
    Session Chair: Pekka Kormano, International Paper  
      PM5A.1 Emerging Dominant Bearing Failure Mode as Temperatures Escalate in the Dryer Section Steven Soetjiandi, SKF
      PM5A.2 How Should Modern Papermakers Manage Dryer Steam and Condensate Systems? Mike Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems
      PM5A.3 Heat Recovery Systems Alfredo Sarli, Valmet
 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5B: Water Utilization for 2021
    Session Chair: Tom Rodencal, Tom Rodencal & Associates  
      PM5B.1 Paper Machine Water Efficiency John A. Neun, LLC
      PM5B.2 New Total Solids Measurements Help Optimize Pulp and Paper Industry Wastewater Treatment  Heli Karaila, Valmet
      PM5B.3 Flammable Gases in Stock and White Water Systems??? Rick Wasson, Lake Utopia Paper
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
PM6: It's a Science - How to Handle Big Data
    Session Chair: Paula Hajakian, USG  
      PM6.1 Machine Learning Algorithm for Online Identification of Wet End Stability Torsten Haverinen-Nielsen, Kemira
      PM6.2 Asset and Process Insight, Driven by Data Analytics Andrew Wyse & Philip Armstrong, Jacobs
      PM6.3 Using Process Information Survey Techniques to Support Gap Closure David Burton, AstenJohnson
      PM6.4 Optimizing Mill Effectiveness Through Statistical Process Control (SPC) Kim William Robinson, Process Solutions Group
10:30am - 12:00pm ET
PM7A: Energy Conservation for 2021
    Session Chair: Sarah Dawkins, Solenis  
      PM7A.1 Managing the Paper Machine Vacuum System – An App Doesn't Exist Doug Sweet, Doug Sweet & Associates
      PM7A.2 Pulp and Paper Mill Energy Guidebook Richard Reese, CleanTech Partners
      PM7A.3 How to Balance a Paper Machine Hood Air Systems and Why It's Important Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
10:30am - 12:00pm ET
PM7B: Papermaking Success Stories
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, Advanced Dynamics  
      PM7B.1 Game Changing Wire Cleaner Case Study, 1st North American Application Gilles Boulianne, Coldwater Group, Inc.
      PM7B.2 Success Stories Documenting the Use of Microwave Instrument Technology to Solve Common Problems Frank Cunnane, Cristini
      PM7B.3 Toscotec's Dryer Section Rebuild: The In-Depth Analysis of a Case History Francesco Possenti, Fabrizio Charrier and Enrico Raffanti, Toscotec SpA
      PM7B.4 Overcoming the Traditional Mindset to Design & Build a PM of the Future - Valmet's Case Study Project in Russia Rocky Matuska & Wojciech Niemczyk, Valmet
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM8: Planning for 2040
    Session Chair: Jon Kerr, Process Training Consultants, Inc  
      PM8.1 Packaging Solutions--A Conversion Checklist Dave Burton, AstenJohnson
      PM8.2 Preliminary Engineering of Successful Paper Machine Conversions Dale Midyette, Jacobs
      PM8.3 First Experience with Break Prediction Matthias W. Schmitt, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
3:30pm - 5:00pm
PM9-PA9: Wrap-Up 
    Session Chair: Joseph Mahoney, Buckman & Todd Varner, Jacobs