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

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Focused on on-going and emerging topics of interest within the industry, the Tissue program attracts tissue professionals from all areas within manufacturing, converting and supply.

Tissue Technical Program


Monday, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
T1: Equipment
    Session Chair: Andy Chorney, Essity  
      T1.1 Part 1: Steam Solutions Shawn Bernard, GE Industrial Turbine
      T1.2 Part 2: Consumption Junction Luke Thompson, GE Industrial Turbine
      T1.3 AC Motor Bearing Failure Due to Electrical Discharge Andrew Kressbach, Aegis
       T1.4 Engineered Reliability – Safeguarding the Pulp/Paper Production Process with Conformal Coatings Richard Wiland, HZO Inc.
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
T2: Water & Steam
    Session Chair: Bud Chase, EDT  
      T2.1 Optimizing Wastewater in your Mill Gary Hopkins, Conmark
      T2.2 Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis - A Better Mousetrap for the Water Purification Needs of the Paper Industry Kody Ballard, DuPont Water Solutions
      T2.3 Differentiating Between Microbiological and Wet Strength Resin-driven Runnability Issues in Tissue and Towel Grades Matthew Blazey, Solenis
      T2.4 Super Heated Steam Drying of Market Pulps Mattias Drotz, RISE Innventia AB - Stockholm
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
T3: Processes
    Session Chair: Tim Patterson, Solenis  
      T3.1 Getting Rid of Radioactive Basis Weight Sensors for Tissue Machines David Maddux, Valmet Automation 
      T3.2 Improving Sustainability through Advanced Extended Nip Pressing Heikki Luoma, Valmet
      T3.3 Selection and Treatment of Pulp Furnishes as a Means of Enhancing Tissue Performance Xuejun Zou, FPInnovations

Optimizing Production Yield and Cost Through State-of-the-art Machine Vision with Color Camera and Laser Technology – OR, How to Save more than $550,000* a Year with Vision Solutions Along the Whole Production Process

Christian Eikmeyer, ISRA VISION


1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
T4: Project Management
    Session Chair: David Zerr, Retired  
      T4.1 Tissue Manufacturers – It’s Time to Address Your Equipment Concerns! Myron Smith, OASIS Alignment Services
      T4.2 ABCs of Project Management – Learn Key Skillsets Needed to Justify Projects, Estimate Capital Spending and Managing Capital Projects Once Approved David Zerr, Consultant
      T4.3 PART 3:  Energy Optimization Nathan Dunn, GE
3:30pm - 5:30pm ET
T5: Converting
    Session Chair: TBD  
      T5.1 Two-prong Approach to Dust Control in Tissue Lucyna Pawlowska, Kemira
      T5.2 High Efficiency, High Speed, Modern Converting Lines Jay Silverthorne, Jedson Engineering
      T5.3 Safe and Clean Dust Removal in Tissue Mills Utilizing Drone Technology Bobby Hyde, Valmet
       T5.4 Characterization of Tissue Uniformity to Help Enhance Tissue Machine Runnability and Converting Efficiency  Frédéric Parent, FPInnovations
Wednesday, May 4, 2022


8:00am - 9:00am ET
T6: Tissue Structure
    Session Chair: Ravi Challa, Suominen  
      T6.1 An Analytical Approach to Assess the Interrelation of Surface Properties and Softness of Tissue Paper Jürgen Reitbauer, Graz University of Technology
      T6.2 A Fiber Network Formation Model in Tissue Papermaking Shubham Agarwal, The University of British Columbia
       T6.3 A Novel Technique and a Parameter to Quantify Creped Tissue Structure Shubham Agarwal, The University of British Columbia
9:30a - 10:30am ET     Yankee Dryer Tech Talks  
11:00am - 12:00pm ET     Yankee Dryer Tech Talks Cont.