Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

Peachtree Corners, Georgia USA
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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, 2018

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

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:

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

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You can earn 15 professional development hours or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of this course. TAPPI's Professional Development department has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

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TAPPI Members receive discounted rates for this course.
If you're not a member yet, join us!


Professional CertificateEarn the Professional Certificate
TAPPI offers a Professional Certificate for Tissue 101: Properties and Processes.  Completion of the Professional Certificate demonstrates your competency in understanding tissue manufacturing processes and methods to improve tissue performance and manufacturing efficiency.


Unroll Your Potential with TAPPI Training
TAPPI works with many exceptional, subject-matter experts in the dynamic and growing tissue industry to deliver educational opportunities of interest specifically with you in mind.  Check out these tissue training events coming up:

19TIS201 Promo SquareTissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course
April 30 - May 1, 2019 | Neenah, Wisconsin

Learn how to improve tissue quality and consistency, reduce downtime, learn best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.  This training course assembles a huge panel of experts in a number of key operational areas to bring you the latest and best information available in the tissue industry.

19TIS202 Promo SquareTAPPI Tissue 202: Roll Products Converting Operations Course
May 14-16, 2019 | Green Bay, Wisconsin

Explore the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.  Participants also get to run several hands-on lab exercises on the Fabio Perini Converting Web Pilot Line.  For this reason, seating is limited to ensure small work groups.




 

 

 

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.

Bruce W. Janda, Course Chair
Bruce Janda 2018Bruce is a Senior Consultant at Fisher International, a TAPPI Fellow, and the Education Committee Chair of TAPPI's Tissue Division. He is also a tissue paper product and process expert, serving as the leader of TAPPI's Tissue 101, 202, and 203 courses.

Bruce holds more than 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 check out/start up leader.  Bruce has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Executive Scholar Certificate from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, and Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification from AstenJohnson.  He holds 19 US patents issued and one pending, all related to Tissue and papermaking.  One of his key product development projects was the 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, Senior Application Expert, Kemira North America
Lucyna works closely with Kemira's sales and R&D to facilitate product development and the chemical products introduction into the papermaking process. She specializes in the wet-end chemistry of papermaking process and in tissue specialty products application. Prior to her current position, she worked in paper chemicals R&D for 18 years, developing new chemical products for paper production. She 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. In 1991, she started her career in the paper chemicals industry with American Cyanamid, and in 2006 she joined Kemira Chemicals. Lucyna has been a faculty member of the TAPPI Tissue 101 course since 2012.

Jeff Peters - Tissue 101Jeff Peters, BTG Tissue Applications Manager, Americas
Jeff has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.  He started 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.  Jeff published several tissue related papers and holds a patent related to developing strength in tissue.  He left the paper industry for a few years to test his entrepreneurial spirit and decided to come back to the Tissue industry in 2009 with BTG to start up their tissue applications group.
Jeff is co-chair of the TAPPI Tissue 201 training session and co-chair of the TAPPI Tissue Division.
Jeff loves to waterski, fish and hunt.  He is happily married, 35 years, has two boys (married) and 7 grandchildren (4 girls and 3 boys).  Jeff resides on a lake in Vicksburg (Kalamazoo), Michigan.

Calvin Hayden - Tissue 101Calvin Hayden, Tissue Application Manager, Voith Paper Fabrics & Roll Systems, Inc.
Calvin has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.  He started in paper mill production supervision.  For the last 23 years, he has held design and application roles for paper machine clothing, and specifically as a tissue press fabric specialist and product manager for 21 years.  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 holds two US and European patents in seamed and endless tissue press fabrics.

 

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: Basic 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.

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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!

Three Ways to Save!

  1. Be the early-bird. Discounts are available for those who register before Monday, October 8, 2018.
  2. Join TAPPI.  TAPPI members enjoy discounted rates for this course. Join TAPPI ButtonIf you're not already a member, join us!
  3. Bring the team.  Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.
2018 Course Registration RatesBefore Oct 8After Oct 8 or Onsite

TAPPI Member
$955$1,055

Join or Renew and Save
$1,305$1,409

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save
$1,242$1,345

Non-Member of TAPPI
$1,745$1,855
   

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

TAPPI Member
$870$980

Join or Renew and Save
$1,225$1,335

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save
$1,160$1,270

Non-Members of TAPPI
$1,480$1,590

 

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 8, 2018.  Please note:  There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after October 8, 2018, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, October 31, 2018.  Understandably, after October 31, 2018, no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund
100% - Cancellation received by October 8, 2018.
50% - Cancellations received after October 8, 2018 and no later than October 31, 2018.
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after October 31, 2018.


Justification ToolkitAttendance Justification Toolkit

We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPI training events, so we've created materials to assist you with the approval process and in making a strong case for the investment.

Before the Event:  Prepare your Justification.
It's important for you to communicate that attending a TAPPI  course is a strategic investment in your training and development, and a cost-effective way to help you do your job better.  You'll meet others who experience the same day-to-day challenges, meet face to face with technical experts and gain an advantage in the industry from the influx of new ideas, innovations and solutions.  The materials below will help you organize the information that will provide the summary of course instruction, associated costs and value that your organization will gain from this training.

After the Event:  Follow-up.
After you return from the course, complete and submit a report to summarize your experience and key takeaways. They'll remember the extra effort.

Your preparation will help you earn the greatest benefit from TAPPI training.  In many cases, the work you put in beforehand can also help you determine what information that you want or need to learn from the experts who will assemble to lead this instruction.  The interaction with your manager or supervisor can be a productive process to go over some of the challenges that your organization would like to tackle.

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What Past Participants Say

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

TAPPI Headquarters - ExteriorCourse Dates:   November 7-8, 2018

Training Venue:
TAPPI Headquarters - Training Room
15 Technology Parkway South, Suite 115
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Suggested Hotel Near TAPPI:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree
Hyatt Hotel Norcross Ga35600 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations
By Phone: (Be sure to mention the 2018 TAPPI rate of $124 per night.)
Property Direct: 770-416-7655 
Property Toll Free Direct:   800-233-1234

TAPPI Corporate Rate: $124/night

Amenities include:

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary shuttle within five (5) miles of hotel
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Complimentary local/toll free phone calls
  • Complimentary onsite fitness center
  • Wine, beer & cocktails available for purchase
  • Grab-and-go food and beverages available 24/7
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet includes new AM kitchen skillet breakfast

Directions to the Hyatt Place Hotel

TRAVELING NORTH ON I-85 (from airport)
Take I-85 North to I-285 West
Exit 31-B  from I-285 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard North)
Follow Peachtree Ind. Blvd. for 5 miles
Take LEFT fork in highway toward Peachtree Parkway/141 North
Hyatt Place is 1.5 miles on your right

MARTA  - 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 Hyatt Place front desk (770-416-7655) to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station.



Other Hotels Near TAPPI:

Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations
Property Direct: +1-770-447-4747 - Press 2
Property Toll Free Direct: 1-800-678-4120
No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.


Atlanta Marriott Norcross
475 Technology Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Reservations
Property Direct: 770-263-8558
Property Toll Free Direct:   800-228-9290
No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.


 

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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.


avis 2CAR RENTAL
Rental cars are available at the Atlanta airport. 
Avis Car Reservations and Rentals
Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1-800-831-8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600. 

 

Many titles of interest to you have been discounted for attendees of this course!

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!

Smook Book - Handbook for TechnologistsThe Handbook of Pulp & Paper Technology (SMOOK Book)
Item Code: 0202SMOOK4
Course Price:  $90

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


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

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
Course Price: $70

Mechanics of Web HandlingMechanics of Web Handling, The
Item Code:  0101R273
Course Price: $80

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
Course Price: $60

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
Course Price:  $20

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
Course Price: $30


Tissue 360° Forum Proceedings - 2016 PaperCon 
Item Code:  PAPERFD-16
Course Price:  $69


Paper Machine Clothing BookPaper Machine Clothing, Second Edition (NEW)
Item Code: PMC2
Course Price:  $195
Non-Member Price: $215

 

 

Learn with Your Peers

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