Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

Peachtree Corners, GA, USA
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

November 7-8, 2017

Increase your understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted by the manufacturing process.

The TAPPI Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course offers an introductory-level curriculum designed for anyone new to tissue.

You can accelerate your on-the-job learning and gain a strong knowledge of ways to improve tissue performance and manufacturing efficiency.

Expand your professional network as well, through meeting the instructors and course attendees.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to tissue business and products
  • Web-fiber networks and physical properties test methods
  • Fibers and furnishes, stock preparation and control
  • Wet-end chemistry and control
  • Forming, water removal and drying processes
  • Pressing fabrics, creping
  • Dry-end processes and chemical additives
  • Sheet and roll handling, and converting

Basic raw materials and physical property relationships are discussed to develop an appreciation of the trade-offs when designing a tissue product for a specific application. Each major step of the tissue-making process is reviewed to describe key engineering relationships and their effect on final tissue product properties.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Basics of tissue sheet structure and properties, and how the manufacturing process affects performance and design.
  2. The effect of fiber raw materials on tissue structure and properties, and how to select and apply them to achieve product goals.
  3. The functions of chemicals in tissue manufacture and how to apply them to increase machine/product performance.
  4. How each tissue machine process creates/effects tissue structure and properties.
  5. The most important variables controlling product quality/variability.


Professional Development Credits

15 professional development hours or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to attendees.

Stay one extra day at TAPPI for additional tissue training!
Attend the TAPPI Tissue 203: Converting System Analysis and Simulation Workshop held at the same location - November 9.

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If you're not a member yet, join us!

 

 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for those new to the tissue manufacturing process or who simply want to refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals including: Converters and End-Users, Technical Process Engineers, Tissue Mill Operators, Tissue Product Buyers and Tissue Chemical and Equipment Suppliers.

Exceptional industry leadership is coming together to help you build a firm foundation in knowledge.

16TIS101-BruceJanda2016Bruce W. Janda, Course Chair
Co-founder and Principal of InnovaSpec, LLC and Course Chair has nearly 40 years of experience in the Paper and Nonwoven industry, specializing in Tissue and Towel Processes and Products.  Bruce held positions in the Tissue industry at Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly-Clark and others with roles in Product Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing.  He worked on the supplier side at AstenJohnson as the Product Manager for TAD and Forming Fabrics in addition to leading serving as the North American Product Business Leader and Global Innovation Leader for Forming.

Bruce has extensive applications experience on World Class, high speed Tissue and TAD machines in North America and Europe both as a producer and supplier.  He had the opportunity to participate in three new tissue machine projects as process design leader, construction supervisor, and checkout/start up leader.  Bruce has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, MBA from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Executive Scholar Certificate from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, and Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification from AstenJohnson.  He has 17 US patents issued and 1 pending, all related to Tissue and papermaking.  One of his key product development projects was leadership of the eMotion® electronic towel dispenser and TAD towel from concept through manufacturing and commercialization.  This now represents a $1 billion/year sales brand for Georgia-Pacific.

Lucyna Pawlowska - Tissue 101Lucyna M. Pawlowska
Lucyna is a Tissue Process Application Specialist working for Kemira North America.  She interfaces closely with Kemira's sales and research and development, as well as the mill production staff to facilitate product development and the introduction of products into the market place. Prior to her current position, she worked in paper chemicals R&D for 18 years developing new products, such as retention aids, temporary wet strength resin, dry strength resins, internal and surface sizing agents, emulsifiers for sizing agents, softeners and tissue creping aids.

Lucyna has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Charter Oak State College, Newington, CT, and a Master Degree of Commodities Engineering from the University of Economy, Krakow, Poland.  She relocated from Poland to U.S.A. in 1988 and gained her US citizenship in 1993. In 1991 she started her career in the paper chemicals industry with American Cyanamid.  Due to a series of spin offs and acquisitions in the paper chemicals industry, during her career she worked for Cytec Industries, Bayer, Bayer Chemicals and Lanxess.  She joined Kemira Chemicals Inc., in April 2006 following the acquisition of Lanxess.  

Lucyna was awarded four patents and filed several patent applications. She has presented at paper conferences in the U.S.A., Canada, Poland, and South Korea. She is a member of TAPPI.

Jeff Peters - Tissue 101Jeff Peters

Jeff is with BTG, Americas in the role of Tissue Applications Manager.  He has published several tissue related papers and has a patent related to developing strength in tissue.  He is also actively involved with TAPPI, currently serving as co-chairman of the Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee, co-chairman of the TAPPI Tissue 201 training course, trainer for Tissue 101, part of the TAPPI Tissue University training development team and on the TAPPI Tissue360Forum program team.

Jeff began his career with Hercules and spent 23 years in a variety of positions; field sales, started the Hercules Tissue Applications group, managed the Americas tissue business and was Global Tissue Marketing and Business Development Manager.  He left the paper industry for a few years to test his entrepreneurial spirit and decided to return to the tissue industry in 2008 with BTG to start up their tissue applications group.  Jeff earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

Calvin Hayden - Tissue 101Calvin Hayden
Calvin is an Tissue Application and Process Specialist with Voith Paper Fabrics & Roll Systems, Inc.  He has 30 years of experience in the industry.  He started in paper mill production supervision.  

For the last 21 years, he has held design and application roles for paper machine clothing.  The last 19 years have been as a Tissue press fabric specialist and product manager.  In this role, Calvin coordinates the optimization of tissue press fabrics at customer mill sites, the felt manufacturing site and works with R&D to bring new tissue papermaking technologies to market. He received his degree in Paper Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.  Calvin has two US and European patents in seamed and endless tissue press fabrics.

Stafano MarencoStefano Marenco
Since July 2010, Stefano is been working with Toscotec Italy as Projects Coordinator. He supervises the large investment and new technologies projects. He utilizes his 15 years of experience having served as Project Manager, Process Engineer and Technical Expert within developing new technologies and new products for the tissue papermaking industry. 

After graduating at Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) in Mechanical Engineering, Stefano joined Beloit Corporation in Italy as a Process Engineer where he gained experience in designing large tissue plants and tissue paper machinery.

Stefano then took an MBA and spent some years as consultant focusing on Business Process Reengineering in design and manufacturing divisions of big size organizations.

 

 

What Past Participants Say

"This is an excellent foundation for TAPPI's advanced 200-level courses."

Earn 1.5 CEUs for attending this course!

Proposed Course Schedule

Course Description: Basis raw materials and physical property relationships are discussed to develop an appreciation of the trade-offs made in designing a tissue product for a specific application.  Each major unit operation of the tissue making process is reviewed to describe key engineering relationships and their effect on final tissue product properties.

Tuesday, November 7
8:00am - 8:30am       Section1

  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Objectives

8:30 am - 9:15 am      Section 2

  • Tissue Business
  • Product Requirements
  • Softness Panel

9:15 am - 10:30 am    Section 3

  • Web
  • Fiber Networks
  • Physical Properties 

10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am  Section 4

  • Tissue Fiber Properties

11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Section 5

  • Consistency Measure
  • Control

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm   LUNCH

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm     Section 6

  • Chemical Additives

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm     Break

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm     Section 7

  • Stock Prep and Refining

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm     Section 8

  • Forming Fabrics

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm     Questions

Wednesday, November 8

8:00 am - 8:30 am     Questions

8:30 am - 9:30 am     Section 9

  • Forming and Headbox Operations

9:30 am - 10:15 am   

10:15 am - 10:30 am  Break

10:30 am - 10:45 am  Section 10

  • Pressing and Press Fabrics

10:45 am - 12:30 pm  LUNCH

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm     Sections 11 and 12

  • Drying Systems
  • Creping Chemistry Overview

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm     Section 13

  • Creping
  • Blade Geometry Effects

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm     Break

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm     Section 14

  • Structured Tissue

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm     Section 15

  • Winding and Converting

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Wrap Up and Evaluations

TAPPI will award 1.5 CEUs for completion of this course.

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TAPPI will award 1.5 CEU credits to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

What Past Participants Say

This course helped me gain "a new way to look at what I'm currently working with."

TAPPI members can benefit from savings discounts on educational training and other events!

Register by October 6, 2017 to secure the early-bird discounted rate!

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2017 Course Registration RatesBefore Oct 6After Oct 6 or Onsite

TAPPI Member
$925$1,025

Join or Renew and Save
$1,099$1,199

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save
$1,037$1,137

Non-Member of TAPPI
$1,695$1,800
   

Speaker Registration - Complimentary
$0 $0
   

Group Meeting Registration
  
(These rates are per person and apply to 3 or more people from same location.)  

TAPPI Member
$845 $950

Join or Renew and Save
$1,019$1,124

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save
$957$1,062

Non-Members of TAPPI
$1,435$1,540

 

Payment Policy
TAPPI requires that all registration fees are paid in full prior to the start of the course. Attendees paying by check will be registered for the course only after the payment has been received.

 

Cancellation Policy
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at +1-770-209-7206) by October 6, 2017.  Please note:  There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after October 6, 2017, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, November 2, 2017.  Understandably, after November 2, 2017, no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund
100% - Cancellation received by October 6, 2017.
50% - Cancellations received after October 6, 2017 and no later than November 2, 2017.
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after November 2, 2017.

 

What Past Participants Say

"I'm now more accountable with clients; and have a better understanding of challenges."

Course Dates
November 7-8, 2017

Training Venue
TAPPI Headquarters - Training Room
15 Technology Parkway S
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  USA

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HOTELS NEAR TAPPI

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree
5600 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations by Phone: (Be sure to mention the TAPPI rate.)
Property Direct: 770-416-7655
Property Toll Free Direct:   800-233-1234

TAPPI Corporate Rate: $119/night
Includes: Complimentary internet, breakfast and shuttle bus to TAPPI

Check-In: 3:00pm     Check-Out: 12:00pm

Amenities Include: Business Center, ATM, Restaurant and Lounge, Coin Laundry, Gift Shop, Local Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, In-Room Safe, In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board, Room Service, Fitness Room.

Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations by Phone: (Be sure to mention the TAPPI rate.)
Property Direct: +1-770-447-4747 - Press 2
Property Toll Free Direct: 1-800-678-4120

NO TAPPI RATE - CALL HOTEL FOR BEST RATE

Check-In: 3:00pm   Check-Out: 12:00pm

Amenities Include: Business Center, ATM, Restaurant and Lounge, Coin Laundry, Gift Shop, Local Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, In-Room Safe, In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board, Room Service, Fitness Room, and Pool.

Atlanta Marriott Norcross
475 Technology Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations by Phone: 770-263-8558
Property Direct:   800-228-9290

NO TAPPI RATE - CALL HOTEL FOR BEST RATE

Check-In:  3:00pm   Check-Out:  12:00pm

Hotel Provides: Complimentary shuttle bus within 5 miles of hotel (including pickup at Doraville MARTA Station)
Amenities Include: Business Center, ATM, Restaurant and Lounge, Coin Laundry, Gift Shop, Local Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, In-Room Safe, In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Ironing Board, Room Service, Fitness Room, and Pool


MARTA It's Smarta

MARTA RAIL SERVICE FROM AIRPORT
Take the Gold Line from the Atlanta Airport all the way to the Doraville stop, last stop on the gold line.
Call the Hilton front desk (678-533-3333) to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station.


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TAXI SERVICE
Cabs from the Atlanta airport cost roughly $65 to $75 one way the trip is 45 minutes to an hour.


CAR RENTAL

AvisAvis Car Rental
http://www.avis.com

Phone: 1-800-831-8000
Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. Refer to code AWD: #U226600.

 

TAPPI Press LogoTAPPI PRESS PUBLICATIONS

TAPPI PRESS is offering these publications at a special course rate for attendees of this course.

Order any of these publications when you make your reservation to lock in the special pricing, which is offered at an even greater savings than the member price.

  • No shipping charge if you pre-order now and pick it up when you arrive at the course!

Winding Machines: Mechanics and MeasurementsWinding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements
Authors:  Dr. David Roisum and Dr. J. K. Good
Item Code:  0102B068
Course Price: $150
Member Price: $175
List Price: $229

MPP-CDROM SeriesTowel and Tissue Papermaking CD-ROM
Towel and Tissue Papermaking
 is the last of the 15 CDs in the Making Pulp and Making Paper CD Series. Through this highly interactive, self-paced CD participants learn towel and tissue papermaking terms, concepts, and processes.
Item Code:  MPP-15
Course price: $75
Member Price:  $78
List Price:  $119



You may also be interested in these other TAPPI PRESS publications available for purchase at either the member or list price.

Mechanics of Rollers, TheMechanics of Rollers, The
The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs.
Item Code:  0101R255
TAPPI Member Price:  $75
List Price:  $112

Winders, The Complete Guide for Paper Mills and ConvertersWinders: The Complete Guide for Paper Mills and Converters
This comprehensive book serves as a complete winder training, applications, and product buying guide. This helpful text shows readers how to analyze, select, implement, and improve a winding operation.
Item Code: 0101R274
TAPPI Member Price:  $64
List Price:  $96

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee DryersGuidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, 2nd Edition
This report provides suggested guidelines to aid in the safe operation and management of Yankee dryers. A project of the Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering Committee of TAPPI's Engineering Division, these guidelines are intended to satisfy existing ASME Codes and most jurisdictional requirements.
Item Code:  0101R244
Member Price:  $24
List Price: $36

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated DryersGuidelines for the Safe Operations of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers
The Steam Heated Dryer Subcommittee of the TAPPI Engineering Division's Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering Committee prepared this report. The report includes details on dryer construction, operation, and safety guidelines.
Item Code: 0101R250
Member Price:  $37
List Price:   $54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for those new to the tissue manufacturing process or who simply want to refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals including: Converters and End-Users, Technical Process Engineers, Tissue Mill Operators, Tissue Product Buyers and Tissue Chemical and Equipment Suppliers.

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