Best Practices for Papermaking Starches

Monday, November 25, 2019 to Monday, November 25, 2019

Organized by the PAPTAC Papermaking Technology Commitee

Are you using your wet end and surface starch properly and most efficiently?
Refresh your knowledge of best practices of cooking and applying starch to your paper making process.
Find out what new technology there is in 100 % latex replacement and biopolymers for Tissue and sizing.


Eric Khater, Global Market Manager, joined Roquette in 2016 as Global Market Manager for Paper & Board Industry. He is a Chemical Engineer from the ECPM in Strasbourg, France. In the last 20 years, he has gained experience in paper chemicals at technical and business positions in specialty chemicals companies.

After studying paper chemistry in Grenoble, France (EFPG/CTP), Dr. Nicolas-N Leroy, Application Team Leader & Scientist, worked in R&D, on the pulp preparation and the pulp bleaching (PhD). He joined Roquette in 2007 and manages the Paper Application Laboratory. He works as a scientist on wet end starches and biopolymers for paper machines.

Nicolas Lesueur, Application Scientist, 
is achemical Engineer from ENSCL in Lille, France, with a specialization in formulation chemistry, Nicolas Lesueur joined Roquette in 2011 as a Business Developer for paper market in France, Benelux and Switzerland. In 2017, he specialized as a Coating Scientist, bringing its expertise in surface-sizing and coating color developments.

How to make sure your process improvement project lives on after you’ve moved on

Thursday, August 06, 2020

This webinar explores why equipment installed in paper mills to generate data that gets left idle after a few years because the person who championed the project has retired or moved on.
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Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course - Virtual

Monday, September 14, 2020

This virtual blended learning course can help you expand your overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations and your awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations. You can become better equipped to troubleshoot quality problems and feel more confident in your interactions among process engineers and operators with this training.
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Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.
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