Coating and Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

Coating and Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

TAPPICon in Atlanta, GA USA
Saturday, April 24, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021

This event has been postponed until 2021

Coming April 24-25, 2021

TAPPI's Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course is structured to provide participants with a solid understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted by manufacturing processes, helping them to effectively achieve production goals and objectives. 

The Added Bonus
This foundational course is the building block for much of the featured technologies and innovative tissue concepts that will be showcased at TAPPICon.

Registration will open soon.  For now, email us to be notified when registration opens.

  • TAPPI's Tissue 101 Course is designed for anyone new to tissue and anyone who wants to refresh their fundamental tissue knowledge.
  • You can accelerate your on-the-job learning and gain better insight into 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:

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course
May 2021

  • 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.


TAPPI Tissue 202: Roll Products Converting Operations Course
Coming in 2021

  • 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.

 

Who Will Be Attending?

TAPPI's Tissue 101 Course is designed for anyone new to the tissue industry and seasoned professionals who wants to refresh their fundamental knowledge of tissue manufacturing.

 

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

Bruce W. Janda, Course Chair
Bruce 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 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, 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 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.

Stefano Marenco, Projects Coordinator, Toscotec Italy
With Tocsotec since 2010, Stefano 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.

A Past Participant Said...

“My goal for attending this course was to get an overview of the tissue making process.  I specifically liked the very comprehensive concepts taught by subject matter experts in the industry.”

~ F.U., Marketing Manager, Supplier Company

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.

Day One
8:00am - 8:30am       Section 1

  • 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

  • Tissue Forming Systems

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm    

  • Questions

Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am     Section 9

  • Tissue Forming Fabrics

9:00 am - 10:15 am     Section 10

  • Pressing and Press Fabrics

10:15 am - 10:30 am  

  • Break

10:30 am - 10:45 am  Section 11

  • Drying Systems

10:45 am - 12:30 pm  

  • LUNCH

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm     Section 12

  • Creping Chemistry Overview

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm     Section 13

  • Creping and 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.

The Education Project Center of TAPPI has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102.

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.

A Past Participant Said...

“I attended Tissue 101 to learn more about headboxes and formation.  I can speak more comfortably now with my customers about their needs. I like interacting with fellow papermakers from around the world.”

~ E.P., Technical Sales, Tissue Company

Register for the Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course at the TissueCon event site.

Ways to Save:

1.     Be the early bird. Discounts are available to those who register before the early deadline.

2.     Join TAPPI.  TAPPI members enjoy discounted rates for this course. If 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.

4.     50% Discount for TissueCon 2020. Register to attend Tissue 101 and receive half-off your registration fee to attend TissueCon 2020. Please contact Shannon Warchalowsky {[email protected]} for more information for more information. 


Attendance 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.

Add the Professional Certificate

TAPPI offers a Professional Certificate for Tissue 101: Properties and Processes, which can be purchased during registration. A Professional Certificate demonstrates competency in understanding tissue manufacturing processes and methods.

Course Dates:  
Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, April, 25, 2021

Event Location:   Atlanta, Georgia

This training takes place at TAPPICon 2021 taking place at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta.

RECOMMENDED HOTEL

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
Address: 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 953-4500

Book a Room

You can also make your reservation by phone at 1 (800) 468-3571 and be sure to mention TissueCon.


ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - ATL
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Airport Security Advisory
Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. Check for the star. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card. For more information, please visit https://www.tsa.gov/real-id

MARTA RAIL SERVICE FROM AIRPORT
Rail service is available from the airport. Check MARTA for rail line and pricing. 


TAXI SERVICE
Cabs are available from the Atlanta airport.  The trip may take about 45 minutes to an hour.


CAR 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.

A Past Participant Said...

“I wanted to gain a base of overall knowledge on the tissue making process.  Now, I better understand my customers’ processes as well.”

~ T.B., Sales Director, Supplier Company

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

These special publications from TAPPI are available to TAPPICon 2021 event attendees

Purchase these books when registering and pick them up at the course to save on shipping!

NEW! Guidelines for Safe Assessment & Operation of Yankee Dryers
Order Code:  0101R357
Special Member Price: $72.00
Special Non-member Price: $86.00

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers
Order Code:  0101R250
Special Member Price: $31.00
Special Non-member Price: $46.00

Towel and Tissue Making CD (#15 in the Making Pulp and Paper Series)
Order Code:  MPP-15
Special Member Price: $50.00
Special Non-member Price: $76.00

Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists (The Smook Book ) FOURTH Edition
Order Code:  0202SMOOK4
Special Member Price: $81.00
Special Non-member Price: $105.00

Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists (The Smook Book ) FOURTH Edition in SPANISH (NEW)
Order Code:  0202SMOOK4S
Special Member Price: $81.00
Special Non-member Price: $105.00

Winders: The Complete Guide for Paper Mills and Converters 
Order Code:  0101R274
Special Member Price: $54.00
Special Non-member Price: $82.00

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements
Order Code:  0102B068
Special Member Price: $149.00
Special Non-member Price: $195.00

Mechanics of Rollers
Order Code:  010R255
Special Member Price: $64.00
Special Non-member Price: $95.00

Mechanics of Web Handling
Order Code:  010R273
Special Member Price: $73.00
Special Non-member Price: $95.00

2020 Standards and TIPS CD
Order Code:  STUCD-20
Special Member Price: $169.00
Special Non-member Price: $526.00

E-Learning Tissue Courses – Register Online


Tissue 101 eLearning Course: Properties & Processes
Course Only
Order Code:  ELT-T101
Member: $750.00
Non-Member: $975.00

Course with Certificate Test
Order Code:  ELT-T101CERTPP
Member: $900.00
Non-Member: $1,170.00

Certificate Test Only
Order Code:  ELT-CERTPP
Special Introductory Offer: $250.00*

* Certificate Test is only $150 when purchased with course.


Tissue 201 eLearning Course: Operations & Runnability
Course Only
Order Code:  ELT-T201
Member: $750.00
Non-Member: $975.00 

Course with Certificate Test
Order Code:  ELT-T201CERTOR
Member: $900.00
Non-Member: $1,170.00

Certificate Test Only
Order Code:  ELT-CERTOR
Special Introductory Offer: $250.00*
* Certificate Test is only $150 when purchased with course.


Tissue Manufacturing Technology
Course Only
Order Code:  ELN-002
Member: $950.00
Non-Member: $1,235.00

 

A Past Participant Said...

“I wanted to learn about small things, details that I otherwise would not have learned at work.  I now have a couple of follow ups with our chemical supplier and potentially some new projects to work on.”

~ T.O., Process Engineer, Tissue Company

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