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This track will explore innovative developments in papermaking additives. This year's program will highlight the best use of current state-of-the-art technology as well as both incremental optimization and non-incremental advancements in technology. The program focus will be shared between new additives and/or new application strategies that shape our future.
Abstract suggested topics included:
Process and Functional Additives
o Biocides, enzymes or other biologically derived additives
o Contaminant Control
o Retention, Drainage, and Formation
o Dry Strength
o Wet Strength
o “Green” additives
Methods and Applications
o Wet end chemistry management, measurement and control
o Water use and reuse, quality and quantity management
o Ways to produce paper grades with enhanced strength, printability,
lightweightening, and other consumer desirable properties.
o Utilization of computational and statistical tools as predictive tools
o Nano- or micro fibrillated cellulose
o Improved barrier materials (heat, moisture, oxygen)
o Critical requirements for high speed ink jet printing
o Development of New paper grades
o Use of cellulose based products to replace plastic