Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

TAPPI Headquarters, Peachtree Corners, GA (Metro Atlanta)
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 to Thursday, June 09, 2022

This introductory course will provide attendees with a strong foundation in wet end chemistry troubleshooting and optimization best practices. New topics this year include injection systems, process control, biological control and enzymes. The course is designed to help improve product quality, increase machine productivity and reduce costs.

June 7-9, 2022

The TAPPI Introduction to Wet End Chemistry course equips you with the latest technology and terminology for optimum papermaking performance.

Instructors for this course know that quality products and cost savings are both important objectives, so they focus this three-day interactive training on innovative wet end chemistry principals and the use of additives to efficiently change or create new paper products.

This is the only training program that offers an in-depth focus on additives and what they can and can't do for your process.

Through case studies, break-out sessions and networking with others in the course, you’ll learn how to:

  • Implement new wet end technology to reach higher efficiency and consistent, quality products
  • Use additives to improve or create new products
  • Reduce downtime and off-spec production
  • Make better judgments on selection and use of chemicals
  • Better troubleshoot problems
  • Respond quickly to changing fiber qualities, regulations and competitive pressures

This course is ideal for engineers involved in training, particularly within mills that have brought in newer employees or lost valuable experience through retirement.  Many chemical engineers entering paper mills today don’t have a specific background in pulp and paper manufacturing and may not understand how to apply what they’ve learned to the papermaking wet end process.  

In this course, you will learn the importance of better communication of correct terminology in context to the chemicals and additives used in making better paper products that can rev up production.

Learning Outcomes
You could pour over all the how-to manuals available and still not retain this level and quality of working knowledge. Completing this workshop will enable you, among other skills, to:  

  • Identify the properties of papermaking furnish and the process components and discuss how they interact to affect wet-end chemistry phenomena.
  • Discuss possible solutions to paper machine process and paper quality problems associated with wet end additives and arising from chemical deposits.
  • Identify additives that can be used to change the balance of charge for purposes of process control, trouble-shooting and optimization situations.
  • Identify the most important factors affecting first-pass retention and the rate of drainage of water from the fiber mat during paper formation.
  • Identify classes of wet-end chemical additives that can be used to achieve paper property objectives in various grades.

This course sets a maximum number of participants to encourage the most interactive discussions possible with ample question-and-answer opportunities.

Who is Attending?
This course is designed for superintendents, product developers, process engineers, process and quality control technicians, as well as suppliers who need an introductory- to intermediate-level understanding of wet end chemistry.  

  • Chemical and Process Engineers
  • Mill Superintendents and Department Managers
  • Research and Development Engineers
  • Technology and Chief Chemists
  • VP Research and Development
  • Technology Directors
  • Process & Quality Control Technicians
  • Account Representatives for Chemical, Machinery, Equipment Suppliers

Participants should have one to five years of paper industry experience, and college-level chemistry and math courses are helpful.

What Previous Attendees Say

“I liked the case studies and opportunities to ask the instructors questions about the material from angles relevant to my work. Nice class size."

"I better understand the wet end and can contribute better to optimization & trouble shooting”

"I'm sure I will be a better salesman and a better technical assistant.”

“I now understand what happens upstream.”

 

Larry Anker, Ph.D., Solenis
A TAPPI Fellow and Director of North America pulp and paper applications for Solenis. He earned a B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics from Washington and Lee University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Penn State University. 

 

Darren K. Swales, Ph.D., Plasmine Technology, Inc.
Director of Sales for Plasmine Technology.  A TAPPI Fellow and past Chair of the Paper and Board Division.  Dr. Swales earned his B. Sc. In Analytical Chemistry and Ph. D., in Rosin and Aluminium chemistry from Loughborough University in the UK.  A results oriented technical professional with over 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry.

 


Przem Pruszynski, Ph.D., Global Industrial Technical Consulting

Chemistry expert focused on non-chemical approaches to production efficiency and machine stability, author and co-author of nearly 100 papers and publications, formerly in R&D leadership positions with Dow and Nalco.

 

 

 

Scott Rosencrance, Ph.D., Regional Director at Kemira
Scott currently is a Regional Director for Kemira. Previously, he led Marketing and Technical applications, PSRA, as well as R&D for the America’s. Additionally, he is a TAPPI Fellow, Editor in Chief emeritus for TAPPI journal, a current member of the TAPPI Journal editorial board, Chair of the TAPPICon Technical Program Committee (TPC), and the Vice Chair of the Pulp and Paper Division in TAPPI for 2022-2024.  Scott earned his BS in Chemistry from Fairmont State University, an MBA from Auburn University and a PHD from Penn State University.  Finally, his service includes appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, member of the Chemistry Advisory Board for Fairmont State University, and finally Board member of the Kennesaw State University’s Chemistry program. He is the author of more than 75 patents and publications and past recipient of the George Westinghouse Signature Award.

What Previous Attendees Say

“I liked the case studies and opportunities to ask the instructors questions about the material from angles relevant to my work. Nice class size."

"I better understand the wet end and can contribute better to optimization & trouble shooting”

"I'm sure I will be a better salesman and a better technical assistant.”

“I now understand what happens upstream.”

 

Earn 2.0 CEUs for completion of this course curriculum.

Introduction to Wet End Chemistry - Course Schedule

DAY 1
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Introduction to the Course

Learning Objectives, Themes, Models
Water Chemistry
Water Chemistry Quiz
Team Formation
Water Chemistry Case Study
Fiber, Fines and Wood Chemistry
Wood Extractives
Interfering Substances and Contaminants

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

Lunch

1:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Fibers and Fines Case Study
Charge and Zeta Potential
Feeding and Injecting Additives
Retention and Retention Aids
Retention Aid Quiz and Case Study
Questions and Answers

DAY 2
8:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. 

Questions and Answers
Dry Strength Agents
Dry Strength Case Study
Wet Strength Additives
Alum, Sizing and Rosin
Alum, Sizing and Rosin Case Study and Quiz
Synthetic Sizes

1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Lunch

2:10 - 5:45 p.m.

Synthetic Sizes Quiz
Synthetic Sizes Case Study
Dyes and Whiteners
Fillers
Dyes and Fillers Quiz
Dyes and Fillers Case Study
Process Control in Wet End
Process Control Quiz
Questions and Answers

DAY 3
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers
Microbiological Control
Enzymes for the Wet End
Slime and Enzymes Quiz
Deposit Control
Pitch Control
Deposit Control Quiz
Deposit Control Case Study
Interactions in the Wet End

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Break

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Foam and Entrained Air
Course Evaluation, CEU Credits

Adjournment

What a Previous Participant Said

"Now, I'll be able to understand the terminology, understand goals and targets for each process."

Course Dates: June 7-9, 2022

2022 Registration Rates

 

Before
May 6, 2022

 

After
May 6, 2022

 

Meeting Registration

 

 

Member

$1,253

$1,490

Nonmember

$1,598

$1,830

Join or Renew

$1,447

$1,679

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew

$1,382

$1,620

Group Meeting Registration, per person (3+ people from the same location)

 

 

Member

$1,1140

$1,372

Nonmember

$1,485

$1,599

Join or Renew

$1,340

$1,566

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew

$1,274

$1,490

 

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 Friday, May 6, 2022.

Please note that a 50 percent refund may be issued for all written cancellations made after Friday, May 6, 2022, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  Understandably, after Wednesday, June 1, 2022, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund
100% - Cancellation received by Friday, May 6, 2022
50% - Cancellations received after Friday, May 6, 2022 and no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2022
NO REFUND- Cancellations received Wednesday, June 1, 2022

 

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

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 deadline.
  3. Bring the team.  Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.

These publications are reduced with your registration!

TAPPI PRESS Discounts
With your registration, you can get a discounted rate on these TAPPI PRESS publications below.

Save on shipping! 

Purchase these discounted TAPPI Press products with your registration and pick-up onsite to avoid shipping costs.

Advances in Papermaking Wet End Chemistry Application Technologies
Course Price:  $90
0101R349

Making Pulp & Paper Series - The Paper Machine Wet End
Course price: $75
MPP-12

Making Pulp & Paper Series - Wet End Chemistry
Course price: $75
MPP-11

Principles of Wet End Chemistry
Course price: $39
0101R241 

Chemical Processing Aids in Papermaking: A Practical Guide
0101R192
Course price:  $70

Colloid Chemistry of Papermaking Materials
0101R306
Course price: $60

Paper Machine Wet Press Manual, Fourth Edition
0102B042
Course price:  $75

Troubleshooting the Papermaking Process
0101R298
Course Price:  $100

The Bleaching of Pulp
0101R331
Course Price:  $145

The following TAPPI PRESS publications are discounted for TAPPI members.

Handbook of Pulp and Paper Technologist (The Smook Book) FOURTH edition
0202SMOOK4
Member Price: $95
List Price:  $123 

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry
0101R325
Member Price: $150
List Price:  $215

Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application
0101R319
Member Price: $125
List Price:  $185

Chemistry of Modern Papermaking
11CHEM
Member Price: $159
List Price:  $179

What Previous Attendees Say

“I liked the case studies and opportunities to ask the instructors questions about the material from angles relevant to my work. Nice class size."

"I better understand the wet end and can contribute better to optimization & trouble shooting”

"I'm sure I will be a better salesman and a better technical assistant.”

“I now understand what happens upstream.”

 

Course Venue: 

TAPPI Academy Training Center
TAPPI Headquarters
15 Technology Parkway South
Suite 115
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

The revamped TAPPI Academy Training Center includes comfortable, spacious accommodations for learning, a separate break room and kitchen.

Hotels Near the Course Venue:

Suggested Hotel:

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree
5600 Peachtree Pkwy
Norcross, GA 30092
Direct: (770) 416-7655

  • The Hyatt offers a discounted group rate for attendees of this course.  Use Corporate Code 33999 or Rate Code TAPPI.
  • Breakfast, wifi and free parking is included with this special rate.
  • Once on the website, please enter the travel dates and select “Check Rates.”
  • This will take you to the rate page where you'll choose a room type and book your reservation.
  • Guests may also call hotel reservations at 1-888-568-1562.

 

Other Hotels Near the Course Venue:

Home2 Suites by Hilton
5800 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30071
Reservations
Property Direct: 770-263-2020 
Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 447-4747
Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

Atlanta Marriott Norcross
475 Technology Pkwy NW
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 263-8558
Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

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MARTA RAIL SERVICE FROM AIRPORT
Take the Gold Line from the Atlanta Airport to Doraville station, which is the last stop on the gold line (about 45 minutes).

Call the Hilton front desk to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station +1-770-447-4747

A cab will cost approximately $15 and will take about 15-20 minutes to get from the Doraville Station to TAPPI.  Marta cost is $3.00 each way. 

TAXI SERVICE
Cabs from the Atlanta airport to Peachtree Corners cost roughly $65 to $75 one way the trip is 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. 

 

What Previous Attendees Say

“I liked the case studies and opportunities to ask the instructors questions about the material from angles relevant to my work. Nice class size."

"I better understand the wet end and can contribute better to optimization & trouble shooting”

"I'm sure I will be a better salesman and a better technical assistant.”

“I now understand what happens upstream.”

 

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