Industry Leaders Share Success Stories at TAPPICon 2021

With increased pressure for new paper grades, improved quality and sustainability, mills find themselves caught between a “rock and a hard place.” How do they meet this growing demand and still keep operation costs low. One solution is to rebuild their current machines. Rebuilds can help remove production bottlenecks, reduce production costs, improve operating safety, save energy, and/or add new grades with paper machine conversion.

One successful paper machine (PM) rebuild will be shared by Rocky Matuska and Wojciech Niemczyk of Valmet during the Papermaking track at TAPPICon LIVE! Their presentation, Build a PM of the Future - Valmet's Case Study Project in Russia, focuses on the economic advantages of re-using assets to blend existing and new machinery in order to increase production capacity, achieve lower basis weight range, and improve key properties. Attendees will hear details about various challenges they encountered and what solutions helped them optimize runnability and the cost of media and maintenance.

TAPPICon’s Papermaking track also highlights other industry success stories including: Game Changing Wire Cleaner Case Study, 1st North American Application presented by Coldwater Group, Inc.; Success Stories Documenting the Use of Microwave Instrument Technology to Solve Common Problems presented by Cristini; and Toscotec's Dryer Section Rebuild: The In-Depth Analysis of a Case History presented by Toscotec. The track includes the following sessions:

• Panel Discussion
• Papermakers Roundtable
• Dry End/Winder Vibe
• Press Section Ops: Tech for 2021
• Water Utilization for 2021
• It’s a Science – How to Handle Big Data
• Energy Conservation for 2021’
• Papermaking Success Stories
• Planning for 2040

Learn more about Papermaking track presentations and speakers.


TAPPICon LIVE! 2021, October 3-6 in Atlanta, GA, provides professionals from around the world a platform to discuss key issues, new advancements/technologies, and strategies for future success. Bringing together multiple industry segments into one interactive event, this global conference focuses on critical areas impacting paper, tissue, management, reliability & maintenance, women in industry and young professionals. Attendees will experience a comprehensive technical program, multiple opportunities to reconnect with peers and meet new business contacts, an awards breakfast recognizing Industry leaders, an expanded exhibit hall, and a New Technology Showcase.

The technical program features over 145 expert-led presentations delivered within topic-specific tracks including coating & graphic arts, management, papermaking, papermaking additives, papermaking fundamentals, process control, reliability & maintenance and tissue. Popular sessions include the State of the Industry, Hot Topics Breakfast, Executive, Young Professionals and Women in Industry panels as well as the Mill Managers and Superintendents roundtables.

TechTalks Webinar Series

TAPPICon also offers a sneak preview of new technologies and products available to the industry during an August webinar series called TechTalks. This curated series focuses on improvement analysis, cost savings, and technology advances and includes seven-minute presentations delivered by TAPPICon exhibitors over three days – August 3, 10, and 17 at 1pm ET. Attendance is free but registration is required. Click here for more information.

TAPPICon LIVE! Registration

Attendees can receive an Early Bird discount if they register by September 3rd. TAPPICon also offers mills special discounts to send multiple people or teams. Register or learn more at