Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

Peachtree Corners - Metro Atlanta - GA USA
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 to Thursday, June 11, 2020

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 9-11, 2020

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.

 

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
Dates:  June 9-11, 2020

Tuesday, June 9
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

Wednesday, June 10
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

Thursday, June 11
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 2017 Participant Said

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

REGISTRATION RATES

  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 early.  That date will be posted soon.
  3. Bring the team.  Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.

 2020 Registration Rates will be posted soon.

 

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


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.

 

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.”

 

2020 TAPPI Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course
June 9-11, 2020

The course will start at 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 9 and conclude at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 11.

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:

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

The 2020 TAPPI Corporate Rate will be posted soon.

Hilton Atlanta Northeast

5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone(770) 447-4747

No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

 

Atlanta Marriott Norcross
475 Technology Pkwy NW
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Phone(770) 263-8558

No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

 

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.”

 

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.”

 

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