Experts Present Solutions for Improving Strength and Productivity at PaperCon 2018

Experts Present Solutions for Improving Strength and Productivity at PaperCon 2018

Finding new strength solutions as well as improving operational efficiencies and cost savings are key goals for many mills today. PaperCon 2018 offers paper and packaging professionals multiple sessions that focus on innovative strength technologies as well as new sustainability and recycling initiatives.

The Papermaking Additives Track features three sessions focused on strength technologies: Dry Strength, Wet Strength and Natural. Expert-led presentations within each session include such topics as Wet Strength Overview, a Novel Kraft Liner Retention and Drainage Polymer, New Strength Solutions for Packaging Grades, a Multi-Functional Polymer Additive for Improved Strength and Productivity, Regulatory and Sustainability Initiatives that Lead to Improved PAE Wet Strength Resins and Paper Products, and Production of Pulps with an Extremely High Fines Content for Use as a Strength Agent.

The Track will also follow a new format offering sessions on the basic core additives group (sizing, wet stream, enzymes, mixing, and brightness) presented by world class experts. Each session will start with a brief tutorial or refresher and then lead into new advances and innovations. The Track will also include its popular wrap-up roundtable session.

PaperCon 2018 – Early Bird Discount Ends March 15th

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 offers an Early Bird Discount to all attendees that register on or before March 15th. Mills get a special mill discount. Register.

PaperCon’s comprehensive technical program will include nine topic-specific 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
•    NASCAR Hall of Fame Reception – Fun networking opportunity at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
•    Exhibits, Safety Pavilion and New Technology Showcase – 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.

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