Tissue Masters Conference – PaperWeek’s dedicated segment on the Tissue Sector

The Tissue Sector is now an integral part of PaperWeek. A few presentations a couple of years ago have now grown into a full length track. Tissue Masters has become a unique venue with an emphasis on combining sessions on market, technology and process. The sector’s key players in Canada and abroad are expected to attend and hear the latest information pertaining to tissue production with an overview of market outlooks and process improvements.
Tissue Masters Conference Program
Wednesday, February 15
13:30 - 15:00
TISSUE MASTERS CONFERENCE KICK OFF
Room: Level 4 - Ballroom West
KICK OFF PANEL: ''Where is the Tissue industry today?''
Panelists will be taking part in an insightful panel on the key issues impacting the tissue industry today from a market, process and technology standpoint.
Invited panelists:
- Jean Jobin, CEO, Cascades Tissue
- Soile Kilpi, Director, Poyry Management Consulting
- Bruce W. Janda, Consultant, Smithers Pira

Jean Jobin

Soile Kilpi

Bruce W. Janda

15:30 - 17:00
Market Tissue
Room: Level 4 - Salon 1
15:30
''European Tissue Market Development''
Sylvain Lhôte, Director General, CEPI
16:00
''Public policy trends affecting the Tissue Industry''
Donna Harman, President, AF& PA
16:30
''Pulps from around the World - Addressing tissue making needs''
Ho Fan Jang, Associate Research Leader, Pulp Performance, Market Pulp, FPInnovations

Thursday, February 16
8:30 - 10:00
Process Improvements and Innovations in Tissue Stock Prep
(program preparation in progress) and Tissue technology Advancements
Room: Level 2 - Salon 1
8:30
''Improving strength while maintaining softness and sheet dispersibility in bath tissue''
Pascal Rivard, Solenis
8:50
''How to minimize energy consumption and reduce micro-stickies''
Marco Pescantin, Quattro Paper
9:10
''Energy Optimization of the Yankee Dryer Hood''
Alfredo Sarli, Voith
9:30
''Case Studies in Optimization of Yankee Hood and Air Systems''
Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
10:30 - 12:00
Tissue Making 101
Room: Level 2 - Salon 1
Specially targeted for junior to intermediate process engineers, the following session will cover some of the key process fundamentals and base science of Tissue Making.
Moderator: Stéphan Larivière, FPInnovations
10:30
''Tissue Furnish Optimization; How to Select your Furnish for your Application''
Ho Fan Jang, FPInnovations
10:50
''Creping Chemicals Explained and Defined''
Pascal Rivard, Solenis
11:10
''Entering the Yankee and Understanding its Functionalities''
Mike Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems
11:30
''GPAM as wet strength additive for tissue paper''
Yonghao Ni, University of New Brunswick
13:30 - 15:00
Tissue Making 101
Room: Level 2- Salon 1
Specially targeted for junior to intermediate process engineers, the following session will cover some of the key process fundamentals and base science of Tissue Making.
Moderator: Stéphan Larivière, FPInnovations
13:30
''Absorbing Everything you need to know about Absorption''
Rafik Allem, FPInnovations
14:00
''The Science Behind Softness''
Daniel Ricard, FPInnovations
14:30
''Tissue Converting; A Basic Manufacturing Overview''
Fred Parent, FPInnovations

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