TissueCon 2019

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Conference Guide
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific

Building a Company Culture for Success
Cheng Lim, Vice President, Georgia-Pacific/Koch

Session 1A: Global & Business Insights
Session Chair: Graeme Rodden, RISI

1A.1 Trends, Trade, and Tariffs - Policy Impacts on Tissue
Mark Pitts, AF&PA

1A.2 Addressing the Workforce Skills Gap Challenge
Mary Burgoon, Rockwell Automation

1A.3 Global Macroeconomic Outlook - The Age of Uncertainty
Lasse Sinikallas, Fastmarkets RISI

1A.4 Tissue and Towel Converting
Juan Corzo, South Florida Tissue Paper Company

Session 1B: Sustainability in Tissue
Session Chair: Graeme Rodden, RISI

1B.1 Sustainability, Performance & Value for Bath Tissue and Kitchen Towel in North America: Evidence from the Field
Ronalds Gonzales, North Carolina State University

1B.2 Recovered Paper Supply for Tissue Manufacturing
Bill Moore, Moore & Associates

1B.3 Could Consumer Focus on Sustainability Disrupt the Tissue Business?
Bruce Janda, Fisher International

Session 1C: Global & Business Insights
Session Chair: Graeme Rodden, RISI

1C.1 New Business Models in the Tissue Paper Industry in a Digital World
Claudio Munoz, Fabio Perini

1C.2 North American Tissue Market Outlook: Overview of Global Developments
Esko Uutela, Fastmarkets RISI

1C.3 Global Market Pulp Outlook: Have Prices Found a Bottom?
Patrick Cavanagh, Fastmarkets RISI

1C.4 Creating Adaptive Predictions for Tissue and Towel Critical Quality Parameters Using Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning
Cydney Rechtin, Solenis

New Technology Showcase 1
Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific

NTS1.1 Bearing Protection Best Practices
Andrew Kressbach, Aegis

NTS1.2 Prominent Energy and Performance Improvements from Software for AC Induction Motor Drives
Neil Singer, AC Kinetics

NTS1.3 AI Driven Machine Health and Performance
Brian Charles, Augury

NTS1.4 - Withdrawn

NTS1.5 Increased Productivity with Sustainable Non-Destructive Dry Ice Cleaning
Tyson Marlowe, Cold Jet

NTS1.6 HydraGEN - Diesel Engine Carbon Emission Reduction
Robert Maier, dynaCert

NTS1.7 Nalco Water - Tissue Intelligence 3D Trasar ™ for Yankee Dryers
Bruce Barker, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

NTS1.8 Ultrasonic Flow Measurement in Pulp & Paper Applications
John Van Norstrand, Flexim

NTS1.9 RDI Technologies
Dan Nower, RDI Technologies

NTS1.10 Developing Innovative Tools to Enhance Quality Control, Mill Processes and Accelerate New Product Development
Stephan Lariviere, FPInnovations

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Session 2A: Maintenance & Reliability
Session Chair: Cabot Seguin, Clearwater Paper Corporation

2A.1 Quick Wins in Reliability and Maintenance
Owe Forsberg, IDCON

2A.2 What is a Reliability Engineer?
Jay Shellogg, Strategic Maintenance Reliability

2A.3 Finally, A Better Way to Save on Compressed Air: Simple, Reliable, Safe
Justin Sheard, Fluke Corporation

Session 2B: Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques
Session Chair: Ralph Lichtenberg, Solenis LLC

2B.1 Remote Troubleshooting with Smart Glasses
Matt Kowalski, Fabio Perini

2B.2 Yankee Coating Shower Design, A New Perspective
Ralph Lichtenberg, Solenis

Session 3: Yankee Operations
Session Chair: Jerry Jessick, Georgia-Pacific

3.1 Traditional Diagnostics Meets Industry 4.0 to Drive Yankee Performance and Safety
Daniel Ludden, BTG Americas

3.2 Yankee Hood Drying: Temperature Versus Impingement Velocity
Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air Inc.

3.3 Minimizing Variations on the Yankee Dryer
Magnus Högman, Valmet

3.4 An Innovative Helical Yankee Hood Design for Improved Profiling
Alfredo Sarli, Valmet

Session 4: Fibers
Session Chair: Timothy Patterson, Solenis

4.1 Technical Discussion of the Emtec Tissue Softness Analyzer (TSA)
Rocky Alston, Technidyne

4.2 Comparison of Wood and Non-Wood Market Pulps for Tissue Paper Application
Hasan Jameel, North Carolina State University

4.3 Application of Micro- and Nanofibrillated Cellulose (MNFC) in Hygiene Tissue Products
Franklin Zambrano, North Carolina State University

4.4 Surface Mapping of Fibers as a Screening Mechanism for Fiber Modifying Enzymes
Mark Reed, Buckman

Session 5: Chemistry of Tissue
Session Chair: Ralph Lichtenberg, Solenis LLC

5.1 Increased Tissue Machine Efficiency and Product Performance Using a Novel, Structured Wet Strength Resin
Clay Ringold, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

5.2 Hybrid Release Technology for Improved Yankee Coating Control
Grant Downham, Buckman North America

5.3 Intelligent Design of Yankee Coatings
Rob Melchiors, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

5.4 Fresh Water Treatment with Ammonia (MCA)
Randy Elliot & Karry Mackie, Nalco Water an Ecolab Company

Session 6: Machine Operations
Session Chair: Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air Inc.

6.1 Active-Air Sheet Support For Increased Machine Efficiency
Alain Chamberland, Andritz

6.2 Quality Control System for the Tissue Industry
Sol Sonnenschein, Pulsar America

6.3 Tissue and Towel Quality Management System

6.4 PrimeScreen X– Next Generation in Screening and Fractionation
Sampo Koylijarvi, Andritz

Session 7: Modeling and Data Management
Session Chair: Bruce Janda, Fisher International

7.1 Bridging the Divide between Maintenance and Operations: Moving from Data to Action
Brian Charles, Augury

7.2 Mechanics of Tissue Creping: Modeling and Experiments
Srikantha Phani, University of British Columbia

New Technology Showcase 2
Session Chair: Dave Zerr, Georgia-Pacific

NTS2.1 TissueCon Cooling Tower Discussion
Steve Carter, Reymsa Cooling Towers

NTS2.2 Drive Cost Savings through Insulation and Enhanced Maintenance Practices to Energy Efficiency
Frank Kovacs, Shannon Global Energy Solutions

NTS2.3 Solutions for Control Valve Insertion
Chris Vazzana, Hydra-Stop

NTS2.4 Determining Unit Load Stability with Transit Simulation
Kyle Pischel, Atlantic Packaging

NTS2.5 New Age Vacuum System Concepts: New Tissue machines and Rebuilds
Troy Miller, Runtech

NTS2.6 State of the Art Wastewater Lagoon Aeration: Better Treatment, Lower Cost
Patrick Hill, Triplepoint Environmental

NTS2.7 P6 PolyMix System for Increased Dewatering Efficiency of Slurries and Sludge
Stephen Gerber, Gerber Pumps

NTS2.8 Resurfacing Machine and Converting Rolls
William Bradley, American Roller Company

NTS2.9 A Review of Challenges and Solutions for Web Inspection Systems Specific to Tissue Machines
Brian Mock, ECS Uptime

NTS2.10 Disruptive Technology for Processing Hot Melt Adhesives
Peter Linder & Gary Biancini, Advance Fluid Dispense


Friday, October 4, 2019

Session 8: Softness
Session Chair: Timothy Patterson, Solenis

8.1 New Opportunities to Evaluate the Hand Feel (HF) Potential of Fibre Resources
Marcel Prinz, Munich University of Applied Sciences

8.2 Eucalyptus Fibers vs. Other Hardwood Fibers for Tissue Applications
Xuejun Zou, FPInnovations

8.3 The Role of High Performance Creping Blades in Developing Tissue Softness
Jeffrey Peters, BTG Americas

8.4 A New Paradigm for High Strength-High Softness (HS)2 Tissue Production
Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University