PaperWeek’s Flagship Papermaking Program

The marquee platform for papermakers, featuring operational and market advancements in all areas of Papermaking, including specific segments on Tissue and Board.



Papermaking Program
Room: TBD
Wednesday, February 6
Session 1
8:30 - 10:00

Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper
8:30
''A Comprehensive Dewatering Model for Wet Pressing''
David McDonald, JDMcD Consulting Inc.
9:00
''Novel Polymer Technology for Improved Productivity & Quality of Unbleached Kraft Containing Packaging Grades''
Michael Wallace, Kemira
9:30
''Advances in Enzymatic Technologies for Packaging Applications''
Rosy Covarrubias, Buckman
Session 2
10:30 - 12:00

Chair: Javad Saberian, FPInnovations
10:30
''In-Depth Sheet Structure Analysis Utilizing KemView™''
Lucyna Pawlowska, Kemira
11:00
''The Future is Full Web Dirt analysis for pulp, paper, and paperboard''
Vince Williamson, ABB
11:30
''Machine-learning algorithms for fault detection and diagnosis in papermaking processes: A user-friendly decision tool''
Mohamed El Koujok, Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY
Session 3
13:30 - 15:00
PAPERMAKING Roundtable #1
Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper
Kick-off presentation by Frederic Parent, FPInnovations
''Key factors to consider in preserving paper machine efficiency when producing lighter and new paper grades''
Followed by
‘’Thinking outside the Headbox when troubleshooting on the paper machine‘’
Stéphanie Morin, Domtar Windsor
These presentations will be followed by an open discussion related to current papermaking challenges such as Paper machine safety, training, mill process improvement, shutdown planning and sheet break reduction.
Session 4
15:30 - 17:00
PAPERMAKING Roundtable #2
Chair: Justin Charron, Irving Paper
Kick-off presentation by Mike Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems
''Steam system considerations for converting printing and writing paper machines to board grades''
This presentation will be followed by an open discussion related to current papermaking challenges such as Paper machine safety, training, mill process improvement, shutdown planning and sheet break reduction.
Thursday, February 7
Session 5
8:30 - 10:00

Chair: Javad Saberian, FPInnovations
8:30
''A new modular approach to improve drying for the paper industry''
Enrico Raffanti, Toscotec
9:00
''Best practices for building ventilation improvements and efficiency''
Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
9:30
''Development steps of shoe and blade gap forming in containerboard making''
Jukka Muhonen, Valmet Technologies, Inc