TAPPICon 2021

April 25 - 28, 2021 | Cobb Galleria Centre | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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“Envision Modern Papermaking – Merging Data with Practical and Theoretical Papermaking”

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.


Abstract suggested topics included:

•    Managing Papermaking Processes
What data should we use and look at, what should we look for in the field, what should we monitor, and how should we monitor different papermaking systems. Subdivided into the following areas:
      o    Water Utilization
      o    Press Section Operation and Maintenance
      o    Energy Conservation including Vacuum and Air Systems
      o    Drying Energy Efficiency and Maintenance
      o    Air Systems
      o    Dry End and Winder Reliability

•    Data Analysis
How can we utilize data for stabilizing, troubleshooting, and optimizing quality and machine performance?

(Using BIG Data and Advanced Process Control to improve machine performance.)


    Old-School Systems we shouldn't forget with New-School Processes

•    Keeping Our Systems Operating Efficiently

•    Papermaking Success Stories
Case studies including, but limited to:
      o    Wire Cleaning
      o    Online Scanners
      o    Dryer Section Rebuilds
      o    Project Execution

•    Papermaking Roundtable
Sharing experiences with papermakers, suppliers, and consultants