TAPPI’s NET Division Webinar Series Offers Preview of Spring Conference Sessions

The TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division presents two upcoming webinars hosted by the Binders & Additives Committee that preview sessions of the NETInc, Innovative Nonwovens Conference program in Nashville, Tenn., USA, on April 27-30.

The first is "Process Foam: What, Why, and How to Attack" on Thursday, February 13, at 12:00 p.m. EST hosted by Chris Sharpe of ESP Foam Control. This webinar will provide an examination of the causes, symptoms, and challenges with foam generation in nonwovens processing. An overview of the technologies associated with foam control will be offered, with a focus on chemical foam control additives. The mechanisms and methodology of chemical foam control will be reviewed, transitioning into descriptions and selection of modeling techniques to aid in the selection of optimum additives for the formulator’s specific needs. For more information on this webinar, and to register, visit the Process Foam Webinar Registration website.

The second is "Biocides in White Water Systems: Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs" hosted by Chris Baron of Ashland Water Technologies on Thursday, March 20, at 12:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will explain how the presence and proliferation of microbes such as algae, bacteria, and fungi in the wet end of a nonwovens fabric machine can slow production, create undesirable odors, consume value process additives, and lead to increased corrosion rates. Growth of such microbes is generally controlled through the addition of chemicals in the wet end. This presentation discusses the common chemical microbiological control technologies that are employed against microbes and compares the effectiveness of each type of chemistry. The methods used to monitor the performance of chemical microbiological control programs will also be discussed. For more information and to register for this webinar visit the Biocides in White Water Systems Webinar Registration website.

Both of these presentations will be expanded upon during the 2014 NETIc  Conference in Nashville, Tenn., April 27-30, 2014. The NETInc program includes sessions on Nanotechnology, Modeling, Sustainability in the Nonwovens Industry, and a keynote address on the current concerns surrounding flushable nonwovens. NETInc conference attendance includes all NETInc sessions, the exhibit featuring more than 100 companies, PaperCon sessions in Papermaking, Coating & Graphic Arts, the Tissue360o Forum and the Recycled Paperboard Technical Seminar presented by RPTA. NETInc brings together all fields of the nonwovens industry including academia, manufacturers, and suppliers. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend this exciting event. For more information and to register please visit www.netincevent.org.