Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

Peachtree Corners - Metro Atlanta - GA USA
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 to Wednesday, June 02, 2021

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 2021

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 will sell out at 35 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.”

 

Martin A. Hubbe, Ph.D., Course Chair
Professor and Buckman Distinguished Scientist at North Carolina State University, instructor and researcher focused on colloidal chemistry of cellulosic materials particularly in papermaking wet-end chemistry.

Darren K. Swales, Ph.D., Kemira North America 
Manager of Technical Applications Group for Kermira, Vice Chair of TAPPI of Paper Additives sub-committee, chemist with experience in analytical and colloidal chemistry.

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.

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. 

 

 

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 2021

TAPPI will post the early-bird deadline soon.

2021 Registration Rates

 

 

Individual Meeting Registration

TAPPI Member

$1,160

$1,380

Join or Renew and Save

$1,340

 $1,560

Young Professionals under 30
Join or Renew and Save

$1,285

$1,500

Non-Member of TAPPI

$1,480

$1,700


Group Meeting Registration, Per Person
(Groups are 3+ people from the same location.) 

TAPPI Member

$1,060

 $1,270

Join or Renew and Save

$1,240

 $1,450

Young Professionals under 30
Join or Renew and Save

$1,180

$1,390

Non-Member of TAPPI

$1,375

$1,480

 

 

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! Pre-order now, and pick it up when you arrive at the course. Take advantage of this exclusive offer and select your books at the same time you are completing your online registration.

Purchase these 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

Handbook of Pulp and Paper Technologist (The Smook Book) FOURTH edition
0202SMOOK4
M: $95
L:  $123 

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry
0101R325
M: $150
L:  $215

Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application
0101R319
M: $125
L:  $185

Chemistry of Modern Papermaking
11CHEM
M: $159
L:  $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 $119/night 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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