Papermaking Fundamentals

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

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Papermaking Fundamentals (PF)


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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, October 4, 2021
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PF1: Nano-scale Phenomena
    Session Chair: Shih-Chin Chen, ABB and Ignacio De San Pio, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden  
      PF1.1 Towards Truly Repulpable Wet-strengthened Papers Robert Pelton, McMaster University
      PF1.2 Bulking Method for Chemical Pulps and its Effect on Supramolecular Cellulose Structure Caroline Ankerfors, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden
       PF1.3 Use of Crill in Pulp Manufacturing David Zerr, Consultant
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PF2: Fiber Water Interactions


Session Chair: D. Steven Keller, Miami University

      PF2.1 Computer Simulation of Liquid Wetting in Low Density Fibrous Networks  D. Steven Keller, Miami University
      PF2.2 Fiber Water Interactions in Refining Michael Kocurek, North Carolina State University
      PF2.3 Chemical Reactivity of Nanofibrillated Cellulose with Varying Levels of Fibrillation Khandoker Samaher Salem, North Carolina State University
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PC5-PF3: Mechanical Performance (Joint Session)
    Session Chair: D. Steven Keller, Miami University  
      PC5-PF3.1 Understanding Wet Tear Strength at Varying Moisture Content in Handsheets Adele Panek, WestRock (Presented by Joel Panek, Westrock)
      PC5-PF3.2 Historical Perspectives of Corrugated Box Testing for 2021 Douglas Coffin, Miami University
      PC5-PF3.3 Steady-State Tearing in Copy Paper Exhibits Three Stages of Deformation Sarah Paluskiewicz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PF4-PA6: Advances in Forming and Refining

(Papermaking Fundamentals & Papermaking Additives Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Scott Pantaleo, International Paper
      PF4-PA6.1 Efficient Management of Fines in the Stock Flow prior to Headbox Jouni Matula, Wetend Technologies, Ltd.
      PF4-PA6.2 Numerical Simulation of a Low Consistency Single-Disc Refiner including Analysis of Experimental Rheological Data Marcus Britz, J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG
      PF4-PA6.3 Multiphase Forming; Advantages and Challenges Mustafa Usta, Georgia Institute of Technology
       PF4-PA6.4 Computational Modeling of Multiphase Forming Processes Dogukan Karahan, Georgia Institute of Technology