October 2 - 5, 2018 | Fox Cities Exhibition Center (FCEC) - Appleton, WI

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Plenary Sessions

World of Tissue in a Changing Environment
Wednesday, 3 October

Katja Lerner
Vice President, Research & Engineering at Kimberly-Clark

Economic Outlook for Tissue
Thursday, 4 October

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 Industry Issues Keeping Executives Up at Night (or Should)
Friday, 5 October

Luigi Lazzareschi
CEO, Sofidel Group

Matt Elhardt
VP Business Development, Fisher International 

TAPPI PEER Reviewed Sessions

October 3-4

Track A

Track B

Extending Fiber Dollars
Improving Safety
  • Enzymatic broke treatment
  • Increasing yield in recycling mills
  • Reducing linting
  • Nonwood fibers


  • Start-up strategies
  • Machine room cleanliness
  • Safe practices for yankee thermal spray
Focus on Energy
Operating Efficiency
  • Energy cost reduction
  • Water removal balance
  • Converting efficiency


  • Water and air ingress into tissue machine oil
  • Press section air & water balance
  • Vacuum pump performance


Improving Project Performance
Technology Forum
(poster session)
  • Project case studies - greenfield and brownfield
  • Project management strategies
  • Sustainability, technology and market acceptance for towels




  • Tissue structure analyzer
  • Quality inspection
  • Line speed control
  • Online coating
  • Microwave moisture measurement
  • Printing tissue at high speeds
  • Seamless yankee shells


Industry 4.0 - Automation Opportunities in the Tissue Process
Flushability Update for Wipes and Tissue

Panel of experts will discuss the best ways to take advantage of the digital revolution and close the automation gap in the pulp mill, power house, tissue machine and converting.


  • Regulation and Litigation 
  • Slosh Box Overview
  • Technical discussion of various protocols  


Bonus Sessions
(additional charge)  

Pulsar Facility Tour
Tuesday 2 October
7:45 am – 12:30 pm
Tissue Testing Workshop and SGS Tour
Tuesday 2nd October
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
CR Meyer Facility Tour
Tuesday 2nd October
12:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Paper Industry Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
Thursday, 4 October
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fabio Perini Facility Tour
Friday, 5 October
10:15 am – 2:30 pm


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