Innovative Modeling and Advanced Process Control Discussed at PaperCon 2018

Innovative Modeling and Advanced Process Control Discussed in Papermaking Innovations Track

Mill managers are always looking at ways to increase paper quality while at the same time be more efficient in their papermaking processes. In order to stay competitive in today’s marketplace, it is vital they stay abreast of the latest innovations and technologies available as well as any new methods and applications that can streamline their systems. PaperCon 2018 features a Papermaking Innovations track that focuses on key issues, strategies and cutting-edge technologies to help mills be more profitable.

The Papermaking Innovations track will concentrate on innovations in the papermaking process. Sessions will be held on worldwide trends and development packaging machine design, energy systems, advanced process control concepts, application success stories, clothing measurement and management, auxiliary systems, and new concepts for standard problem areas. The track will also include three roundtables where attendees can discuss papermaking key topics with their peers.  

Over 24 expert-led presentations will be delivered within the Papermaking Innovations track including:

•    Multivariate Modeling to Optimized Paper Quality and Production Based on Fiber Morphology Data - Jamro Kahala, Glocell Oy
•    Quality Improvement from the Wet End for Board and Packaging Grades - Martin Lehmer, Voith Paper
•    Forming and Press Section Optimization Concept – A Full Improvement Package for Vacuum System, Dewatering, Doctoring and Runnability - Tero Pärssinen, Runtech Systems Inc.
•    Gapforming Trends for Packaging Grades - Moritz Strepp, Voith Papers

PaperCon 2018

PaperCon, the world’s largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry, will take place on April 15-18, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Paper and packaging professionals from over 23 different countries will gather to share and discuss new technologies, best practices and key issues affecting the industry.

PaperCon’s comprehensive technical program will include nine tracks:  Papermaking Innovations, Papermaking Additives, Fluid Fundamentals, Coating & Graphic Arts, PIMA Management, RPTA (paperboard recycling), NETInc (nonwovens), Reliability & Maintenance (TAPPI/IDCON), and Control Systems. PaperCon also offers multiple networking opportunities throughout the 4-day event.

Conference Highlights include:

•   Keynote Speaker – Hannah Ubl, Research Director, BridgeWorks
•   Technical Program – Expert led and peer-reviewed
•   New Technology Showcase – Witness the latest technologies
•   NASCAR Hall of Fame Reception – Fun networking opportunity at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
•   Community Service Project – Industry volunteering opportunity to help stop hunger
•   Runnability Fun Run/Walk – Helping students achieve a future career in the paper industry
•   Couch Pit University & Young Professionals Mixer – Roundtable discussions focused on topics pertinent to young professionals
•   Hagemeyer Happy Hour – Hosted by TAPPI’s Coating & Graphic Arts Division
•   5th Annual Alumni Soiree & Young Professionals Mixer – Reunion and networking event for alumni and current students
•   Women in Industry Reception – Hosted by the new Women in Industry Division
•   Exhibits and Exhibit Reception – Over 130 exhibitors showcasing new technologies

PaperCon 2018 will be co-located with four other high-powered events including NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference), Recycled Paperboard Technical Association Production-Technical Seminar (RPTA P-T), Control Systems 2018, and TAPPI/IDCON Reliability & Maintenance. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions from each event based on registration. PaperCon 2018 will also be held in conjunction with two additional events including the Women’s Summit and the 15th Advanced Coating Symposium. Additional registration is required for these two events.

Plan on being part of the most important event for your industry.  Register today for PaperCon 2018 and get an Early Bird Discount.  Mills get a special mill discount.

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