TAPPI Webinar Series
Available to stream free for TAPPI Members
Advanced Online Process Analyzers for Pulp Mill Control
Description - With increasing competition worldwide, pulp and paper manufacturers, particularly those in North America, require greater emphasis on cost reduction and increased efficiency and product quality. Optimization must also focus on minimizing chemical and energy consumption, particularly for those mills that could utilize the excess steam to drive turbine for electrical generation, allowing for diversification of revenue stream. To this end, process measurements and control play an important and critical role. This webinar will briefly review the technology and give further details on economic impacts achieved through the installation of rugged process online FT-NIR analyzers when coupled with advanced process control strategies.
Assessing Dryer Performance Using TAPPI TIPs
Description - This webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on September 28, 2010. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers and Water Removal Committees.
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability, Transport Options and Delivery Costs
Description - The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years. As the biomass market grows, the need to rigorous Supply availability, sustainability, and economic assessment will become important. Enegis, LLC developed the Biomass Energy Analytical Model (BEAM) to assess biomass energy availability, transport options, and delivery cost. BEAM models resources from field/forest, through processing, to demand, providing a geographic quantification, storage and densification options and transportation analysis. The model has a 30 meter resolution for the lower 48 states, currently carries about 50 species and commodities and performs analysis with costs, net energy and net carbon carried forward at all modeling steps. BEAM can conduct assessments on a site-specific, regional, or national-scale. BEAM focuses on residuals, consistent with the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) proposed definition for biomass and has been run in a number of cases, including mark to market. BEAM was originally developed for the Federal Energy Management Program.
Binders – Latex: Acrylic Chemistry
Description - This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on October 24, 2012. The presenters are Maureen Nunn and Melinda Einsla with Dow Chemical.
Binders – Latex: Butadiene-Based Latex Binders
Description - This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on July 26, 2012. The presenter is Andy Spears with Styron, LLC.
Binders – Latex: Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization
Description - This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on March 22, 2012. The presenter is Mark Yanutola with the Omnova Performance Chemicals Division.
Cellulose Nanomaterials – A Transformative Opportunity for the Forest Products Industry
Description - What are cellulose nanomaterials? What potential do they offer our industry? Listen to this webinar given by Sean Ireland, Manager of New Technologies and Market Ventures for Verso Paper Corp as he provides an overview of what cellulose nanomaterials are, how they are produced, and highlights their unique properties. Sean will also review the many applications for these materials, including composites, batteries, super-capacitors, high-efficiency filters, reinforce polymers, bioplastics, coatings, sensors, flexible display, membranes and many other high-end products. This webinar was sponsored by TAPPI’s International Nanotechnology Division.
Combat Process Disturbances and Interactions
Description - PID loop interactions and process disturbances are a leading source of process variability and instability in all processes. This webinar shows you how to employ new tools to easily obtain the effects of interaction and disturbances on your process (the models) and how to use these to break or eliminate loop interactions and the effects of disturbances. Appropriate for managers, process engineers and process control engineers who are concerned about pesky interactions and disturbances. This webinar is presented by TAPPI’s Process Control Division and was selected as the best Process Control Paper at PaperCon 2011.
A Comparison of the FSC and SFI Forest Certification Standards
Description - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards offer two approaches to forest management certification. Both programs recently updated their standards for forest certification auditing in the United States. This webinar will review the FSC and SFI standards and some of their key differences. The information from this discussion will be helpful to land managers that are audited to these standards as well as to manufacturers and customers interested in understanding the requirements behind these eco-labels.
How to Deal with Misleading Environmental Claims Related to Print and Paper
Description - Many corporations are promoting electronic communications (ex: e-billing) as a more environmentally-friendly method of communication, and in doing such they are spreading erroneous facts and messages about print and paper. This presentation outlines some of the unique environmental and social features of print and paper products which make it a sustainable way of communicating. The (often ignored) environmental and social impacts of electronic communications will also be reviewed, as well as environmental marketing rules and guidelines that companies should respect when making environmental claims (ex: US Federal Trade Commission Green Guides).
Increasing Paper Machine Agility with a Novel Grade Change Concept
Description - A narrow grade mix and long grade runs were once common. Not today. Most machines make a wider set of products with many grade changes. A new grade transition concept makes such machines more competitive by increasing the stability and agility of the line. Unlike traditional programs, the new grade change concept relies on the normal quality controls to move the machine from one grade to the next quickly and smoothly in closed loop. Mill results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the new approach.
Microbes in Papermaking – Do You Have a Problem?
Description - Microorganisms can thrive in papermaking systems when water, cellulose, starch, furnish and other additives combined at favorable pH and warm temperatures. This webinar will help you recognize the problems microbes cause in papermaking systems, discover where microbes grow and recognize the differences between spoilage and deposit control. The webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Microbiology and Microbial Technology Committee.
Microbial Control: Protecting Mineral Slurries and Papermaking Additives from Spoilage
Description - Protecting additives in storage against the growth of ever-changing microorganisms can sometimes be challenging and is different from the familiar understanding we have of other chemicals commonly used in our processes. The preservation of mineral slurries and other additives for pulp and paper processes can be a challenge given the dynamic nature of the microorganisms, characteristics of individual biocides, and the chemistry of the products to be preserved. One must consider that although biocides can be a critical part of the solution, they are also one of the most highly regulated chemistries in North America and Europe. Therefore it requires a working knowledge of their use, application, and safe handling as it concerns the pulp and paper industry. To avoid spoilage of additives and all its’ negative impacts, there are several aspects that must be considered to maintain control and eliminate much of the guess-work. These include an understanding of various biocide chemistries, problematic groups of organisms, and physical parameters of storage. This webinar will review microbial control in the world of white pigments and additives where we will combine the tools of biocides, microbiology, monitoring, and housekeeping that can make our jobs a little easier.
Modern Hydraulic Headboxes – Managing Expectations and Operations
Description - This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on October 11, 2011. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers, Water Removal, and young professionals Committee.
Monitoring Tools and Strategies for the Detection and Control of Microbial Growth in Papermaking Systems
Description - Provides an overview of monitoring approaches that can be used to assess the performance of biocontrol programs and optimize treatment strategies for improved control of microbial spoilage and deposit formation. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in deposit control and spoilage in industrial systems
Description - This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on June 29, 2010. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers and Water Removal Committees. (Total running time: 30 minutes 45 seconds)
Operator Training Strategies: Developing a more Competitive and Technologically Advanced Workforce
Description - The webinar covers various methods of operator training, including the more advanced educational training used by the paper industry around the world; introduction to the newest and most advanced curriculum of e-learning available, developed by industry experts; and how mills can customize learning.
Optimizing Time in the Air Gap in Extrusion Coating for Improved Adhesion
Description - Presented by Kelly Frey, of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, and the recipient of the TAPPI 2012 PLACE Division Leadership and Service Award.
"Optimizing Time in the Air Gap in Extrusion Coating for Improved Adhesion" is the 2012 WINNER of the prestigious Dragan Djordjevic Award for best conference paper in extrusion coating or cast film.
This webinar explores adhesion through oxidation, in the extrusion coating process, and how Time in the Air Gap (TIAG) affects adhesion for extrusion coating primed and unprimed paper and film.
Paper Machine Vacuum Systems 101 & Papermakers Roundtable
Description: Every paper/containerboard/pulp machine has a vacuum system. These can be simple systems with 4 or 5 vacuum pumps or very complex with 12 – 16 vacuum pumps. Most will consist of liquid ring pumps, but can also be a hybrid of low vacuum fans, centrifugal exhausters and vacuum pumps with installed horsepower between 500 and 1000 hp to over 6000 hp. Generally they are forgiving systems and do not receive much attention. However, inattention can lead to insufficient water removal in the former and press, and higher energy usage for drying.
The intent of this seminar is to review some of the typical issues with the vacuum system including instrumentation and vacuum control, seal water systems and cooling towers, flatboxes and uhle boxes (more aren’t better), separators and extraction pumps, and vacuum pump reliability. It is true, “You can get the sheet to the reel with a screwed up vacuum system”. This webinar will show the upside opportunities to vacuum systems following an audit of the process and improved understanding by mill personnel.
Following Doug's presentation is a roundtable discussion featuring John Neun, Albany International, Gary Nyman, International Paper and Dave Burton, Asten Johnson. They answer questions and listen to the concerns your mill may have to help improve operations.
Processing of nanocellulose based polyer nanocomposites
Description - A webinar on the Processing of nanocellulose based polymer nanocomposites. The presentation covered the different strategies reported in the literature to process polymer nanocomposites reinforced when nanocellulose are presented. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees were able to identify the different strategies allowing processing of cellulose nanocomposites, and appraise the challenges for the processing of nanocomposites.
Renewing the Renewable Industry: Driving Innovation In Forest Products
Description - On this upcoming webinar, you will learn more about Agenda 2020, and its mission to transform the forest products industry through innovation. You will also learn about the technology priorities that can enable the industry’s transformation. Receive an update on important research initiatives, and successes and opportunities in funding them–and learn how to benefit from the Agenda 2020 program.
Sustaining Profit in Tomorrow's Green Economy
Description - The global economy will need to go green. What does that really mean? Will old concepts of sustainability endure? Where will forest products fit and who will profit? Join Avrim Lazar as he looks into our future. He’ll speak to how the global forest products industry is moving to become a major player in the developing bio-economy, through extracting more value out of the tree as bio-fuels, bio-chemicals, and bio-materials. Given these new product innovations, the best uses and value of wood become critical discussion points in the ongoing sustainability conversations. Existing and expanding competing interests for wood, require in-depth assessments across the economic, social, and environmental landscapes.
In early 2010, FPAC, along with several Canadian partners, released the first phase of the Forest Biopathways study. This initial release examined the economic, social and environmental benefits of integrating new bio-technologies within the traditional forest products industry and it considered how this approach will boost employment and strengthen Canada's economy and rural communities. Canada has unique infrastructure and resources, but the learnings gained from this work can be extended globally.
Description - The TAPPISAFE program provides a means for outside contractors and suppliers to complete OSHA required safety awareness-level orientation and site specific safety orientation before ever stepping foot in your mills.
It is the only contractor orientation developed for and by the pulp and paper industry.
Best of all, there is no cost to mills to participate in the program. TAPPISAFE will update or develop your site specific orientation once you enroll.
Tissue Manufacturing for Softness and Bulk
Description - This webinar is appropriate for anyone new to tissue or needing an introduction to the manufacturing variables affecting softness in tissue grades: fiber raw materials, stock prep, wet end chemicals, forming, drying method, creping, calendering and converting. Based on TAPPI’s two day “Tissue Properties and Manufacturing” Course and presented by Dr. Mike Kocurek. Open to TAPPI members only (running time 50 minutes).
Why Filtered Whitewater Systems Fail
Description - This webinar explains why paper machine whitewater filtration systems are often problematic and in some cases fail. The presentation shows how controlling variability in your whitewater system can help save energy, reduce fresh water consumption and improve product variability. A similar presentation is planned for TAPPI’s PaperCon 2013. Organized by the TAPPI Papermakers Committee, and open to all TAPPI Members. (Total running time 44 minutes)