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TAPPI Tissue Course Helps Build Tomorrow's Industry Leaders

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The TAPPI Tissue Properties & Manufacturing Course, to be held August 10 - 11, 2011, at TAPPI's headquarters in Norcross, Ga., USA, delivers a comprehensive and structured overview of tissue manufacturing processes, and their effects on product performance for those operations and administrative personnel that are new to the industry or process of tissue production.

"The course is specifically designed to increase the ability of attendees to improve manufacturing operations and produce a more competitive product," says Michael J. Kocurek, PhD, Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University, who chairs this course.

Kocurek adds that "we have put together a ‘top notch' team of instructors to make sure that attendees receive a well-rounded overview of the processes." The team of instructors for this course will include Lucyna M. Pawlowska, tissue process application specialist, Kemira North America; Peter E. McCabe, tissue business leader, AstenJohnson; and Roger Banks, tissue press felt section presenter, AstenJohnson.

Kocurek has taught this course for a number of years with TAPPI and has also taught this curriculum to operators at multiple mills and corporations.

Course topics will cover:

  • Tissue properties and tests and how these relate to sheet structure
  • Performance effects of fiber raw materials, pulp mill, and recycling operations
  • Stock prep refining for tissue
  • Chemicals for tissue
  • Tissue machine wet end operations and effects on sheet structure and properties, including multilayer headboxes, formation, fiber orientation, dewatering, and fabrics for sheet forming and sheet structure TAD and yankee drying and effects on properties Wet felts for obtaining desired sheet structure
  • Creping
  • Calendering.

More Information about this course, including registration, is available on the course webpage.


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