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, October 4, 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
T1: Kickoff
    Session Chairs: Bud Chase, EDT and Suzanne Blanchet, S.L.B. Inc.  
      T1.1 Welcome & Introduction Bud Chase, EDT and Suzanne Blanchet, S.L.B. Inc.
      T1.2 Marcal Fire Learnings Rob Baron, President and CEO, Marcal
      T1.3 Issues with Dust Control Alfredo Sarli, Valmet
       T1.4 Firefly AB – World Leading Provider of Fire Prevention and Protection Systems Ryan Morrow, Firefly AB
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET
T2: Sustainability Across the Mill
    Session Chair: Jeff Peters, BTG Americas  
      T2.1 Development of a Biodegradable Face Mask with Cellulosic Filter Media Francois Drolet, FPInnovations
      T2.2 Flushability in Towels and Wipes Technology Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University
      T2.3 Sustainability Metrics - How your Choice of Hygiene Products Affect Climate Change Amelys Brito, North Carolina State University
      T2.4 This is a Great Time for a Kaizen Event on Tissue Waste David Barnard, Industrial Shredders Ltd.


1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
T3: Alternative Fibers/Sustainability
    Session Chair: Bud Chase, EDT  
      T3.1 Pulp & Paper Industry 2021 Sustainability Kassy Brock, Aggreko
      T3.2 Siliconized Paper Release Liner - Another Source of Recovered Fiber Farminder Anand, Avery Denison
      T3.3 Understanding the Potential of OCC Fibers for the Manufacture of Hygiene Tissue Hasan Jameel, North Carolina State University
       T3.4 Recovered Paper Supply for Tissue Manufacturing Bill Moore, Moore & Associates
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
T4: Tissue 4.0
    Session Chair: Bud Chase, EDT  
      T4.1 AI-based Analytics for Industry 4.0: Opportunities and Challenges for Manufacturing Improvement Matt Callicott, Solenis
      T4.2 Applied Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Paper Quality Improvement Kamran Paynabar, ProcessMiner
      T4.3 Energy Reducing AI Solutions Commissioned by Tissue SME(s) AJ Alexander, ITG
Wednesday, October 6, 2021


8:00am - 10:00am ET
T5: Making Electronics Work in a Digital Age
    Session Chair: David Zerr  
      T5.1 A Review of the Implementation, Practical Application, and Observed Benefits of Adaptive Predictions and Autonomous Control in Tissue Manufacturing Jesse Stephens, St Croix Tissue and Matt Callicott, Solenis
      T5.2 Manufacturing Excellence: An Accelerator to Improve Results and Employee Engagements Marie-Danièle Ménard, Beth Anas, Ernst & Young s.r.l.
      T5.3 Immediate Workflow and Process Efficiencies Driven by Tissue Quality Management Pete Angle, ISRA VISION


10:30am - 12:00pm ET
T6: Softness/Creping
    Session Chair: Tim Patterson, Solenis  
      T6.1 Enzyme Blends as a Softness Tool for Tissue Mills Bud Chase, EDT
      T6.2 Creping Blade Wear Modeling James Litchwark, BTG Global Solutions (Presented by Jeff Peters, BTG)
      T6.3 The Emtec TSA: Reaching Optimal Process and Quality by a Clear Communication with Objective Data Alexander Grüner, emtec Electronic GmbH (Presented by Chase Tinker, Technidyne)
1:30pm - 3:30pm ET
T7: New Tissue Technologies
    Session Chair: Timothy Patterson, Solenis  
      T7.1 Industrial Scale Energy Storage Systems for the Tissue Industry Bill Birney, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
      T7.2 How to Keep Advanced Process Controls (APCs) Operational Longer Than 24-Months David Zerr, Consultant
      T7.3 Novel Branched Polyvinyl Alcohol for Yankee Coatings Jens-Mikael Gottberg, Kuraray Europe Nordic Ab Oy (Presented by Keisuke Morikawa, Kuraray America Inc.)
       T7.4 Minimize Maintenance Times (and Costs) with the New A.Celli Yankee Dryer   Clive Butler, A.Celli Paper S.p.A.