Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

Neenah, WI
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Wednesday, May 12, 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.

Coming in May 2021

Course Objective

This course delivers a comprehensive overview of the tissue making process.

With a more complete understanding of the process, you will be better able to safely achieve and maintain high production levels in mill operations by reducing downtime and off-quality paper.

A large panel of expert instructors will explain the most important industry-accepted best practices that will help you:

  • Improve overall tissue machine efficiency;
  • Increase production; and 
  • Enhance product softness and bulk.

After completing this course, you should be able to understand: 

  • Causes of tissue runnability and quality issues associated with the wet-end chemistry, stock approach, and headbox set-up
  • Procedures and principles for improving the cleaning and conditioning of felts and wires
  • Causes of tissue runnability problems associated with the pressing and drying
  • Problems with the Yankee dryer steam, coating, and hood systems to increase machine productivity
  • Runnability problems and opportunities for improvement on the dry end of the paper machine

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers, particularly Process Engineers
  • Machine Supervisors
  • Technical Resources
  • Lead Operators, particularly Shift Supervisors
  • Technical Personnel
  • Suppliers or other technical people who are new to tissue grades

Note:  This is an introductory to intermediate-level course.  Those with two or more years of tissue-making experience will benefit most.  The TAPPI Tissue 101 Course is considered a foundation for this course, but not a pre-requisite.

Comments from Previous Attendees

What will you be able to go back and do as a result of this course?

  • I'll have a better understanding of the overall process and how each part affects tissue production and quality.
  • I'll be able to optimize the pilot tissue machine to target better speed, runnability, and look for better value for our members and clients.
  • I'll ask more questions, bring back improvements and increase my "solo" troubleshooting.
  • Now, I can review basic conditions of our operations and validate they are in practice.

What specifically did you like about this course?

  • The experience and quality of speakers.
  • Broad content on manufacturing.
  • Excellent practical information.  Basic concepts were presented very clearly.

Important Note
This training event is taking place at the same location as the Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee annual spring meeting, which is being held following this course on Thursday, May 14.  This meeting is free to attend to members and first-time attendees.  You can add this meeting to your registration for this course at no additional charge.  Meeting sign-up is handled during your registration process.


IACET Logo - Standard for LearningProfessional Development Credits
You can earn 16 professional development hours or 1.6 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!


Earn the Professional CertificateProfessional Certificate
TAPPI offers a Professional Certificate for Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability.  Completion of this Professional Certificate will demonstrate competency in critical tissue manufacturing knowledge, skills and abilities including: improving overall tissue machine efficiency; increasing production; and enhancing product softness and bulk.


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 this tissue training event coming up next:

TAPPI Tissue 202: Roll Products Converting Operations Course
June 2-4, 2020 | 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 in 2020

Be a part of the course that delivers a comprehensive overview of the tissue making process.

Attend the YDSRC

The Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee annual spring meeting is taking place after this course on Thursday, May 14.  This meeting is free for members and first-time attendees.  Consider adding this meeting to your registration.

Benefit from meeting these experts.

Jeff Peters - Tissue 201Jeff Peters - BTG Americas
Course Co-Chair

Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He started his career with Hercules Incorporated.  Over his 23 year career, he spent time in field sales, global tissue applications, tissue business management, and global tissue marketing.  Jeff left the paper industry for a few years to test his entrepreneurial spirit.  Eight years ago, he joined BTG Americas as the organization's tissue applications manager.

17TIS201 Instructor Jim Bell

Jim Bell - Albany International
Course Co-Chair

Jim is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Chemical Engineering and an ME in engineering management.  Jim has worked for Albany International's press fabric applications team for more than 20 years with a focus on improving safety, drying and press fabric life through design.

Dave CastroDave Castro - Nalco
David started with the paper research group in Nalco Company in 2005 examining sheet properties that affect the linting tendency in the offset press. As part of this work, he developed new capabilities for sheet surface characterization including IGT printability and confocal light scanning microscopy.  Currently a staff scientist, he continues to work in projects related to fine paper, sizing or the paper ability to resist water penetration, and absorbency aids and Yankee coating formulations in tissue and towel applications.David J. Castro received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Puerto Rico in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.  As part of his graduate work, he used auger electron spectroscopy and molecular beam techniques to study gas-liquid interactions of alcohols with a 50/50 NaOH/KOH liquid mixture.

Matt Gregersen - Albany International

TIS201 Instructor - Matt Gregersen

Matt is celebrating his 25th year in the paper industry.  As product manager for tissue with Albany International, he is responsible for tissue forming fabric applications, managing the tissue forming product portfolio and product development for the Americas.

Prior to Albany, Matt worked for machine builders Beloit and Valmet. He was a mechanical engineer in the forming engineering group with Beloit and a project leader for pilot paper machine trials with an emphasis on the wet end and tissue with both Beloit and Valmet. Matt graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jerry Kramer - Valmet
Jerry graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a BSME degree and is a licensed professional engineer. He has worked extensively with calenders, reels, threading, web stabilization, rereelers and supercalenders in various positions with Beloit Corporation, Andritz and Valmet for the past 32 years.

Jerry has been awarded five U.S. patents and has authored, presented and published papers on reeling, web stabilization and waterjet technology for TAPPI, PAPTAC, SPCI, the Finnish Paper Engineers' Society and other technical organizations in the paper industry. He has also served on TAPPI committees and as a book reviewer for TAPPI on reeling and winding.

Dan Ludden - BTG Americas, Tissue Global Solutions Group

Dan Ludden is a native of the state of Maine, and graduated with a Forest Engineering degree from the University of Maine-Orono.  He has more than 25 years of papermaking experience, starting his career at Lincoln Pulp & Paper working in the pulp mill and recovery boiler as a project engineer. 

Dan held various positions, and left Lincoln as Pulp/Utilities Maintenance Superintendent.  He then moved to Georgia-Pacific Old Town to learn tissue making.  He started in converting and moved into manufacturing working up to the TM1 Superintendent. Dan moved back to take the TM Superintendent position at Lincoln Paper & Tissue.  He continued to grow his career and held various positions including Tissue Mill Maintenance Manager and Tissue Mill Operations Manager.  Dan joined BTG as a Tissue Specialist for the Americas in late 2014.  From November 2015 – October 2018, Dan led the BTG Tissue Services group supporting the creping blade business with a portfolio of services aimed at improving machine productivity, and overall Yankee “health”. Dan recently transitioned to the Tissue Global Solutions Team where he is focused on developing/delivering new service and technology platforms to enhance tissue manufacturing performance.

17TIS201 - Instructor Sorenson

Mark A. Sorenson - Andritz Pulp & Paper
Mark began career as an engineering co-op student with Beloit Corporation in 1974. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. His professional work began at Beloit Corporation primarily in the calender and reel areas where his primary duties included start-up of new equipment, troubleshooting equipment and process-related problems, process review of R&D results, and design engineering of specialized areas. In 1996, Beloit formed a joint venture company with Eduard Küsters of Krefeld, Germany. Mark became Director of Operations for Küsters Beloit, LLC continuing the engineering of the ex-Beloit product lines for the joint venture and working as liaison to the German operations; then took on the role of Director of Sales and Engineering. In 2006, he joined Andritz when Küsters was acquired by the Andritz Group. He currently works as Sales Manager for Paper and Board machines.

Mark is the Chairman Emeritus of the Coating and Graphic Arts Division at TAPPI, a former chair of the Calendering Committee and Calendering Common Interest Group.  He is also a frequent contributor as an instructor for TAPPI training courses, a presenter of papers and roundtables, and was the Technical Program Chair for two Finishing and Converting Division conferences, as well as serving roles with other industry training and committees.

Mike Stolz - Instructor

Mike Stoltz - Valmet
Mike is a 1983 graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Paper Engineering. He has spent a majority of his career working in Technical Services with Beloit Corporation, Metso Paper and Valmet roll covering operations in North America. He has been involved with TAPPI since college with involvements with the Ts'ai Lun Student Chapter.  Mike Stoltz is a longtime member of the Papermakers Committee and  presenter with the Pressing and Drying seminars.

Bruno Tremblay - Valmet
Graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke in 2003, Bruno Tremblay has started his career in the chemical business supporting primary tissue and towel manufacturers in their day to day tasks, product development, process optimization and new machine projects. He has joined Valmet in 2016 where he occupies a role within team of experts, in reference management department. Bruno Tremblay has worked on several variations of conventional wet-crepe and dry-crepe machines, but over the years, has developed an expertise on structured sheet technologies.

Lawrence Yane - Enerquin Air Inc.
Based at corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, Lawrence Yane is sales manager for Enerquin Air Inc.  Lawrence has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1994) and Master of Science (1997) from McGill University in Montreal.  He has spent his professional career in Technical Sales, Project Management and Product Development. 

He works closely with clients on paper air systems issues, focusing on drying efficiency and optimization which are key factors for maximum production and profitability. 

Learn in 2020

Be a part of the course that delivers a comprehensive overview of the tissue making process.

Earn 1.6 CEUs for this course.

DAY 1

MODULE I:  STOCK PREPARATION AND WET-END OPERATIONS

7:45 - 8:15 a.m. 
Welcome and Course Overview - Jeff Peters/Jim Bell

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. 
Wet End Chemistry Impacts and Optimization - David Castro, Nalco

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. 
Forming Fabric Options and Benefits - Matt Gregersen, Albany

9:45 - 10:00 a.m 
BREAK

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  
Tissue Former/Headbox Operations and Optimization and Tissue Shoe Presses - Bruno Tremblay, Valmet

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
CASE STUDY: MODULE I

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH

MODULE II:  PRESSING AND DOCTORING OPERATION

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.  
Press Fabric Options and Benefits - Jim Bell, Albany International

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.  
Clothing - Cleaning and Conditioning Best Practices - John Neun, Albany International

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  
Press Roll Operation and Optimization (SPR, BDR, etc.) - Mike Stoltz, Valmet

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. 
BREAK

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  
Creping Best Practices -Jeff Peters, BTG Americas

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.  
Yankee Coating Systems - Pascal Rivard, Solenis

5:15 - 5:30 p.m.  
Q&A for Modules I & II

 

DAY 2

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. 
Day 1 Overview -
Jeff Peters and Jim Bell

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 
CASE STUDY: MODULE II

MODULE III:  DRYING AND DRY-END OPERATION

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  
Yankee Dryers - Safety, Steam, Condensate Systems - Dan Ludden, BTG Americas

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
BREAK

10:15 - 11:15 p.m.  
Yankee Hood Design, Operation and Optimization - Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air Inc.

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.  
Thru-Air Drying - Kim Downing, Valmet

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.  
Tissue Calendering - Mark Sorenson, Kusters-USA

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.  
Improving Dry End Performance - Jerry Kramer, Valmet

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
BREAK

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  
Diagnostics & the Tissue Machine - Dan Ludden, BTG Americas

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
CASE STUDY: MODULE III

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Evaluation and Final Adjournment

Learn in 2020

Be a part of the course that delivers a comprehensive overview of the tissue making process.

Register before the early-bird date to save!

Registration rates for 2021 will be posted soon.  Contact [email protected] to be notified when registration opens for this event.

2020 Registration Rates

Before
April 12, 2020 
  
After
April 12, 2020
Individual Meeting Registration 
     
TAPPI Member Rate Per Person  $955   $1,055
Join or Renew and Save  $1,130   $1,230
Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save  $1,080   $1,175
Non Member  $1,745    $1,855
       
Group Meeting Registration Per Person
(Groups are three or more people from the same location.)  
TAPPI Member Rate Per Person  $870   $980
Join or Renew and Save Per Person $1,050   $1,160
Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save  $990   $1,095
Non Member $1,480   $1,590

 

 

Registration with Professional Certificate Test Bundle

 
Before
April 12 2020 
  
After
April 12, 2020
Individual Meeting Registration   
TAPPI Member Rate Per Person $1,130   $1,230
Join or Renew and Save $1,305   $1,405
Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save $1,255   $1,350
Non-member $1,920   $2,030
       
Group Meeting Registration Per Person
(Groups are three or more people from the same location.)
TAPPI Member Rate Per Person  $1,045   $1,155
Join or Renew and Save Per Person $1,225   $1,335
Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save  $1,165   $1,270
Non-member $1,655   $1,765


Payment Policy
TAPPI requires that all registration fees are paid in full prior to the start of the course.

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 Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Please note: A 50-percent refund will be issued for all written cancellations made after April 12, 2020, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, May 7, 2020. Understandably, after May 7, 2020, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund Policy
100% - Cancellation received by April 12, 2020.
50% - Cancellations received after April 12, 2020, and no later than May 7, 2020. 
NO REFUND - Cancellations received after May 7, 2020.


Important Note

This training event is taking place at the same location as the Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee annual spring meeting, which is being held following this course on Thursday, May 14.  This meeting is free to attend to members and first-time attendees.  You can add this meeting to your registration for this course at no additional charge.  Meeting sign-up is handled during your registration process.

Ways to Save

  1. Join TAPPI.  TAPPI members enjoy discounted rates for this course.  If you're not already a member, Join Us!
  2. Be the early-bird. Discounts are available for those who register before the early-bird date.
  3. Bring the team.  Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.

TAPPI Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

TAPPI Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course
May 2021

Course Venue:

Miron Construction
1471 McMahon Drive
Neenah, Wisconsin, USA 54956

Suggested Hotel Options:

Holiday Inn Appleton
150 S Nicolet Road
Appleton, WI 54914
+1-866-599-6674

Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956
+1-920-720-8000

DoubleTree by Hilton - Riverwalk Hotel - Downtown Neenah
123 E Wisconsin Avenue
Neenah, WI 54956 
+1-866-599-6674


APPLETON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - ATW
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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


CAR RENTAL
Avis Rentals offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1-800-831-8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600.

 

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Several titles of interest to you are discounted for attendees of this course.

TAPPI PRESS PUBLICATIONS

These special publications from TAPPI are available to 2020 Tissue event attendees through registration, most at a discount.

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

 

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The Benefits of a Risk-based Pressure Vessel and Storage Tank Inspection Program

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Petroleum Institute (API) and National Board (NB) all allow and recommend a risk-based approach to fixed equipment integrity programs for tanks and pressure vessels.
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WMU Coating Course

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

TAPPI is pleased to partner with Western Michigan University (WMU) to deliver training designed for the newcomer to the paper coating industry, as well as those with experience who wish to broaden and update their knowledge and understanding of the basics of coating materials, processes and coating and coated substrate formulation/design.
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WMU Fiber Recycling Course

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

TAPPI is pleased to partner with Western Michigan University (WMU) to deliver training that will help you broaden and update your knowledge and understanding of the basics of recycled fiber collection, processing, use and market drivers. This is a 2.5-day course takes place in Kalamazoo Michigan on WMU's Engineering Campus. This training is designed for the newcomer to the paper recycling industry, as well as those with experience.
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