April 15 - 18, 2018 | Charlotte, NC, USA

Call for Papers Now Open


Tissue 2017 Preview & Tutorials

Tuesday, April 25th
Wednesday, April 26th
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room L100A

Attendees were able to learn the fundamentals at PaperCon 2017

TAPPI will also launch Tissue 2017 this fall to accommodate
the growing interest in Tissue Manufacturing.


Tuesday, April 25th
Tissue Teaser - Preview of TAPPI Tissue 2017
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Strong Feelings for Softness: A Comparative Study of US Towel Production

  Gary Shelp, Seth Young, Metric Simpson, Lisa Hutfluss, Tom Wright, Fred Potter, Robert Breyer, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
Wednesday, April 26th
Tissue Tutorials – The fundamentals taught by industry experts

 8:00am - 10:00am  Tissue Converting Efficiency - Tutorial T6 

Instructor:  Bruce Janda, InnovaSpec


Understand the factors and trade-offs in tissue converting efficiency.

10:30am - 12:00pm  Fiber Prep for Tissue - Tutorial T7

Instructor: Xuejun Zou, FPInnovations


Learn about the available pulp fibers for tissue, improving quality through refining and chemical treatments, managing fines and ash, and the impact of fiber properties on tissue performance.

1:30pm - 3:00pm Tissue Vacuum Sessions - Tutorial T8

Instructor: Andrew Smiltneek, Growth Solutions Consultants


Learn how to analyze the different components of your press system to save energy.  This tutorial will review the basics of press rolls, uhle boxes, press fabrics, vacuum systems, turbo blowers and liquid ring vacuum pumps.

3:30pm - 5:00pm Tissue Creping - Tutorial T9

Session Chair: David Welsford, Solenis


Yankee Hood Design and Drying Process Optimization
Alfredo Sarli, Voith Paper Inc.
Understand how to manipulate dryer balance between the Yankee Hood and Yankee Dryer cylinder to develop sheet properties or save


Yankee Chemical Coating Systems
David Welsford, Solenis

Learn the basics of a good chemical coating system, understand the thermal and mechanical interactions, and how to optimize your investment in chemical sprayed coating systems.

3. General Creping Theory and Impacts of Blade Design on Creping
Jeff Peters, BTG America

Maximize sheet properties and machine operating efficiency with creping best practices.