October 1 - 4, 2019 | Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center - Orlando, FL

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Monday, September 30, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM       Tissue 101: Properties and ProcessesAn Introduction to Tissue Manufacturing

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

8:00 PM – 5:00 PM        Tissue 101: Properties and Processes; An Introduction to Tissue Manufacturing

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM         Registration Open

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM       Yankee Dryer Fall Meeting | Joint Sub-Committee Meeting (separate registration required)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM         Yankee Dryer Fall Meeting (separate registration required)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM         Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM        Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM        Keynote

                                     Cheng Lim, Vice President, Georgia-Pacific/Koch

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM       ISO TC 6 TAG * invite only

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM       Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM     Physical Properties Committee

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM     Training Workshop A (Business & Professional Dev)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM     1A | Global & Business Insights

Trends, Trade, and Tariffs - Policy Impacts on Tissue
Mark Pitts

Sustainability, Performance & Pricing for Bath Tissue and Kitchen Towel: Evidence from the Field
Ronalds Gonzalez
, North Carolina State University

Lasse Sinikallas
, FastMarketsRISI

Tissue and Towel Converting
Juan Corzo, South Florida Tissue Paper Company

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM      Optical Properties Committee

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM        Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM         Training Workshop B (Business & Professional Dev)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM         1B | Global & Business Insights

Esko Uutela, FastMarketsRISI
TAPPI Tip on Felt Monitoring Device
David Zerr
, Georgia-Pacific

Addressing the Workforce Skills Gap Challenge
Mary Burgoon, Rockwell Automation

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM          SARG Committee Meeting 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM          Q&SMC Committee Meeting

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM          Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM          1C | Global & Business Insights

 New Business Models in the Tissue Paper Industry in a Digital World
 Claudio Munoz, Fabio Perini

 Recovered Paper Supply for Tissue Manufacturing
 Bill Moore, Moore & Associates

 Will Sustainability Pressures Disrupt the Tissue Business?
 Bruce Janda, Fisher International

 Creating Adaptive Predictions for Tissue and Towel Critical Quality Parameters Using Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning
 Cydney Rechtin, Solenis LLC

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM          New Technology Showcase 1

 AC Bearing Failure Due to Electrical Discharge
 Andrew Kressbach
, Aegis

 AC Kinetics
 Neil Singer, AC Kinetics

 Andrew Blair
, Augury
 Shawn Saathoff, AcoustiBlok

 Increased Productivity with Sustainable Non-Destructive Dry Ice Cleaning
 Tyson Marlowe
, Cold Jet

 HydraGEN - Diesel Engine Carbon Emission Reduction
 Robert Maier, dynaCert

 Nalco Water 3D Trasar Automation
 Bruce Barker, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

 Ultrasonic Flow Measurement in Pulp & Paper Applications
 John Van Norstrand, Flexim

  RDI Technologies
  Dan Nower, RDI Technologies

  Developing Innovative Tools to Enhance Quality Control, Mill Processes and Accelerate New Product Development
  Stephan Lariviere, FPInnovations

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM           Reception

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM         Registration Open 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM         TAPPI Tip Review

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM       2A | Maintenance & Reliability  

 Torbjörn Idhammer, IDCON

 You Are Now a Reliability Engineer – What’s Next?
 Jay Shellogg
, Strategic Maintenance Reliability

 Bill CorrellGeneration Systems, Inc

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM       2B | Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques

 Remote Troubleshooting with Smart Glasses
 Fabio Perini

 Noise Cancellation and Isolation
 Shawn Saathoff, AcoustiBlok

 Peter LinderGraco, Inc

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM      Break

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM      3 | Yankee Operations

 Traditional Diagnostics Meets Industry 4.0 to Drive Yankee Performance and Safety
 Daniel Ludden, BTG Americas

 Yankee Hood Drying: Temperature Versus Impingement Velocity
 Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air Inc.

 Minimizing Variations on the Yankee Dryer 
 Magnus Högman, Valmet

 An Innovative Helical Yankee Hood Design for Improved Profiling
 Alfredo Sarli, Valmet

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM      4 | Fibers

Technical Discussion of the Emtec Tissue Softness Analyzer (TSA)
Rocky Alston, Technidyne

Comparison of Wood and Non-Wood Market Pulps for Tissue Paper Application
Tiago de Assis, North Carolina State University

Application of Micro- and Nanofibrillated Cellulose (MNFC) in Hygiene Tissue Products
Franklin Zambrano, North Carolina State University

Surface Mapping of Fibers as a Screening Mechanism for Fiber Modifying Enzymes
Mark Reed, Buckman

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM        Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM          5 | Chemistry of Tissue

 Increased Tissue Machine Efficiency and Product Performance Using a Novel, Structured Wet Strength Resin
 Clay Ringold, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

 Hybrid Release Technology for Improved Yankee Coating Control
 Grant Downham, Buckman North America

 Intelligent Design of Yankee Coatings
 Gary Furman, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

 Fresh Water Treatment With Monochloramine
 Katherine Anderson, Solenis

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM          6 | Machine Operations

Active-Air Sheet Support For Increased Machine Efficiency
Alain Chamberland, Andritz

Quatis Machines: A Perfect Match Between Quality of Products and Efficiency of the Whole Line
Sol Sonnenschein, Pulsar America

Tissue and Towel Quality Management System

PrimeScreen X– Next Generation in Screening and Fractionation
Sampo Koylijarvi, Andritz

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM         Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM         7A | Modeling and Data Management

The Road to Prescriptive Maintenance - Moving from Data to Action
Saar Yoskovitz, Augury

Bridging the Divide between Reliability and Operations - Taking Gut Instinct Out of the Equation
Saar Yoskovitz, Augury

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM         7B | Modeling and Data Management

Mechanics of Tissue Creping: Modeling and Experiments
Srikantha Phani, University of British Columbia

A Mass Balance is the First Step to Mill Water System Closure
Scott Hangen, Hargrove Engineering

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM          New Technology Showcase 2

Ted Rudy, Reymsa Cooling Towers

Wrapping Up Energy Savings and Safety with Reusable Insulation
Frank Kovacs
, Shannon Global Energy Solutions

Water Insertion Valves - Conducting Maintenance while Maintaining Service
Chris Vazzana, Hydra-Stop

Determining Unit Load Stability with Transit Simulation
Kyle Pischel, Atlantic Packaging

New Age Vacuum System Concepts: New Tissue machines and Rebuilds
Jussi Lahtinen, Runtech

State of the Art Wastewater Lagoon Aeration: Better Treatment, Lower Cost
Patrick Hill, Triplepoint Environmental

P6 PolyMix System for Increased Dewatering Efficiency of Slurries and Sludge
Stephen Gerber, Gerber Pumps

Resurfacing Machine and Converting Rolls
William Bradley, American Roller Company

Unique Solutions for Tissue Machine Web Inspection Systems
Brian Mock, ECS Uptime

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM         Valmet Experience * invitation only

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:30 AM– 12:00 PM       Registration Open

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM       8 | Softness 

New Opportunities to Evaluate the Hand Feel (HF) Potential of Fibre Resources
Marcel Prinz, Munich University of Applied Sciences

Eucalyptus Fibers vs. Other Hardwood Fibers for Tissue Applications
Xuejun Zou, FPInnovations

The Role of High Performance Creping Blades in Developing Tissue Softness
Jeffrey Peters, BTG Americas

A New Paradigm for High Strength-High Softness (HS)2 Tissue Production
Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM     Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM      Breakout Session