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 Processes; An Introduction to Tissue Manufacturing

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM        Yankee Dryer Fall Meeting | Joint Sub-Committee Meeting (separate registration required)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch

1:30 PM –  2:30 PM       P&PQ Division Council

2:30 PM –  4:00 PM       Tissue Properties Subcommittee

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM        Pulp and Chemical Properties Committee

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM        Registration Open

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
                                     Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific

                                      Building a Company Culture for Success
                                      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     Project Controls Workshop


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    1A | Global & Business Insights
                                     Session Chair: Graeme Rodden, RISI

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

Addressing the Workforce Skills Gap Challenge
Mary Burgoon, Rockwell Automation

Global Macroeconomic Outlook - The Age of Uncertainty
Lasse Sinikallas
, Fastmarkets RISI

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         Project Controls Workshop

 Rick DeansINEIGHT

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM         1B | Sustainability in Tissue
                                      Session Chair: Graeme Rodden, RISI

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

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

 Could Consumer Focus on Sustainability Disrupt the Tissue Business?
 Bruce Janda, Fisher International

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
                                       Session Chair: Graeme Rodden, RISI

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

 North American Tissue Market Outlook: Overview of Global Developments
 Esko Uutela
, Fastmarkets RISI
 Global Market Pulp Outlook: Have Prices Found a Bottom?
 Patrick Cavanagh
, Fastmarkets RISI

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

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM          New Technology Showcase 1
                                       Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific

 AC Bearing Failure Due to Electrical Discharge
 Andrew Kressbach
, Aegis

 Prominent Energy and Performance Improvements from Software for AC Induction Motor Drives
 Neil Singer, AC Kinetics

 AI Driven Machine Health and Performance
 Brian Charles, Augury

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

 HydraGEN - Diesel Engine Carbon Emission Reduction
 Robert Maier, dynaCert

 Nalco Water - Tissue Intelligence 3D Trasar™ for Yankee Dryers
 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

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM         Exhibit Hall Open

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM         Reception

Thursday, October 3, 2019

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM         Registration Open 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM         TAPPI Tip Review

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM       2A | Maintenance & Reliability
                                    Session Chair: Cabot Seguin, Clearwater Paper Corporation

 Quick Wins in Reliability and Maintenance
 Owe Forsberg

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

 Finally, A Better Way to Save on Compressed Air: Simple, Reliable, Safe
 Justin SheardFluke Corporation

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM       2B | Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques
                                      Session Chair: Ralph Lichtenberg, Solenis LLC

 Remote Troubleshooting with Smart Glasses
Matt Kowalski, Fabio Perini

 Yankee Coating Shower Design, A New Perspective
 Ralph Lichtenberg
, Solenis

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM      Break

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM      3 | Yankee Operations
                                      Session Chair: Jerry Jessick, Georgia-Pacific

 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
                                      Session Chair: Timothy Patterson, Solenis

 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
                                      Session Chair: Ralph Lichtenberg, Solenis LLC

 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
 Rob Melchiors, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

 Fresh Water Treatment with Ammonia (MCA)
Randy Elliot & Karry Mackie, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM          6 | Machine Operations
                                      Session Chair: Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air Inc.

 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
 Pete Angle, ISRA VISION

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

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM         Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM         7 | Modeling and Data Management
                                      Session Chair: Bruce Janda, Fisher International

Bridging the Divide between Maintenance and Operations: Moving from Data to Action
Brian Charles, Augury

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

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM          New Technology Showcase 2
                                     Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific

TissueCon Cooling Tower Discussion
Steve Carter
, 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
Troy Miller, 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

Disruptive Technology for Processing Hot Melt Adhesives
Peter Linder & Gary Biancini
, Advance Fluid Dispense

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM          Exhibit Hall Open

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM         Networking Hour - Cash Bar

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:30 AM– 12:00 PM       Registration Open

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM       8 | Softness 
                                    Session Chair: Timothy Patterson, Solenis

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

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM      Wrap Up Meeting