Papermaking Fundamentals

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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Papermaking Fundamentals (PF)


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


Monday, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PF1: Water Removal
    Session Chair: TBD  
      PF1.1 Microscopic Characterization of Fabrics and Fiber Mats Timo Frick, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
      PF1.2 Wet Pressing and Product Quality - Review of Previous Pilot Machine Trials J. David McDonald, JDMcD Consulting Inc.
       PF1.3 Rewet Suppression Through Press Felt Reengineering Summer C. Dudick, Georgia Tech University
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF2:  3D Fiber-based Packaging
    Session Chair: TBD  
      PF2.1 Advanced Development in 3D Forming Methods for Paper Packaging Heike Stotz, Syntegon Holding GmbH
      PF2.2 Stock Preparation as a Key Operation for Making High Quality 3D Moulded Fibre Products Dino Muhic, RISE AB
      PF2.3 Dry Molded Fiber: How Does it Work? How is it Different From Other Fiber Forming Technologies? Ann Dynehäll, PulPac AB
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PF3: Paper Physics


Session Chair: Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University

      PF3.1 Size Effects on Tensile Properties of Paperboard Joel Panek, WestRock
      PF3.2 Determining Operating Variables Which Impact Internal Fiber Bonding Using Wedge Statistical Analysis Methods Sergio Guiste, WestRock
      PF3.3 ZD – Directional Testing of Paperboard, Using Refined Methods to Revisit Out of Plane Properties Anton Hagman, RISE Innventia AB
       PF3.4 Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Amrphous Cellulose and its Functions in Papermaking  Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University 
1:30pm -3:00pm ET
PF4-CGA4: Forward Looking Research in EU (Papermaking Fundamentals and Coating & Graphic Arts Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Joel Panek, WestRock and Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden  
      PF4-CGA4.1 Rethinking the Packaging System Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
      PF4-CGA4.2 The 4evergreen Journey Towards Perfecting Circularity Susanne Haase, CEPI-Confederation of European Paper Industries
      PF4-CGA4.3 Every Fibre Counts! Michael Brandi, EXTR:ACT
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF5: Refining Fundamentals
    Session Chair: Joel Panek, WestRock  
      PF5.1 Upgrading of Recycled Pulp Quality by Fractionation and Selective Refining Annika Bjärestrand, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
      PF5.2 How to Fibrillate Recycled Fibers to Achieve up to 30% Additional Strength David Zerr, Consultant
      PF5.3 Improving Refining Efficiency With Multi-Fiber Morphology Modification Dwight Anderson, International Paper
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PF6-PA6: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part II)

(Papermaking Fundamentals and Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Terry Bliss, Solenis, LLC
      PF6-PA6.1 Advances in Multiphase Forming Mustafa Usta, Georgia Tech University
      PF6-PA6.2 Advanced Real-time Digital Microscopy of Foaming Processes Markus Honkanen, Pixact Ltd.
9:30am - 10:30am ET
PF7-PA7: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part III)

(Papermaking Fundamentals and Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Dewei Qi, Western Michigan University
      PF7-PA7.1 Flow Rheology of Light Foams Generated from Aqueous Solutions of Polyvinyl Alcohol Ari Jäsberg, VTT
      PF7-PA7.2 Computational Modeling of Multiphase Forming Processes Dogukan Karahan, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00am - 12:00pmET
PF8-PA8: Foam Forming Subtrack (Part IV)

(Papermaking Fundamentals and Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Terry Bliss, Solenis LLC  
      PF8-PA8.1 The Effect of Acoustic Pressure on High-Density Foam with Potential Application to MP Forming Uzay Karahan Cansu, Georgia Tech University
      PF8-PA8.2 New Opportunities in Paper and Nonwoven Industries with Foam Assisted Web Forming and Chemical Application Antti Oksanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland