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Tissue Professionals to Hear from Industry Leaders at Tissue 2018

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Tissue 2018, developed by TAPPI and RISI, is the place where the industry comes together to network, learn, and share ideas. This year’s event will be held October 2-5 in Appleton, WI the heart of the North American tissue industry.  The program features five recognized industry leaders and innovators speaking on current hot button issues and future trends facing the industry, plus a peer-reviewed technical program designed by TAPPI.  

Featured Sessions and Topics:

  • World of Tissue in a Changing Environment:  Katja Lerner, Vice President, Research & Engineering at Kimberly-Clark
  • Global Fiber Outlook:  Patrick Cavanagh, Economist, RISI
  • Future Tissue Consumption:  Esko Uutela, Principal Economist, Tissue, RISI
  • Tissue Industry Investment Trends:  Nicholas Mockett, Director, Moorgate Capital
  • Tissue Business Insights:  Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO, Sofidel Group

TAPPI Peer-Reviewed Technical Tracks 

Energy Saving & Operating Efficiency Opportunities 

  • Explore proven energy reduction tips from the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program, presented by TAPPI’s Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award winner Dick Reese.
  • Understand benchmarks for converting energy losses and waste with grade and regional differences.
  • Learn about tools to extend the life of Yankee and TAD bearings when removing water ingress from circulation oil.

Industry 4.0 - Automating the Tissue Making Process

  • Dynamic Energy Solutions will describe how automation in the power house requires a high degree of process knowledge and the importance of training and retraining. 
  • Applied Motion Systems will share their insights on how converting and warehousing are experiencing rapid innovation to dramatically improve up-time. 

Extending Fiber Dollars

  • FPInnovations and NC State University will talk on two alternative fibers for tissue.
  • Learn the relatively simple solution to increase yield and reduce fiber losses when pulping recycled fiber for tissue production from UW Stevens. 

At-A-Glance:  Tours, Suppliers’ Exhibit, and Interactive Tours 
  • There will be a suppliers’ exhibit, featuring more than 30 companies displaying their latest innovations with dedicated exhibit hall time.
  • Interactive tours of local supplier’s tissue capabilities:  Pulsar, CR Meyer, Fabio Perini (nominal charge). Delegates will be able to see a construction yard and fab shop designed to make shutdowns more efficient, a fully integrated pilot converting line featuring big data analytics and a new automated inspection technology which eliminates human error.
  • Evening networking receptions sponsored by Voith and Fabio Perini, including a craft beer tasting. 
  • Tissue Testing Workshop (extra charge) where attendees will gain a basic understanding of the methods for testing properties like strength, absorbency, softness and flushability.  A classroom session will be followed by demonstration of the testing methods by SGS-IPS Testing.  

Find out more about the conference and register online at Tissue2018.com.  

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