Papermaking Additives

April 26 - 29, 2020 | Atlanta, GA, USA

Papermaking Additives

The planning committee is currently developing the technical program. Abstract deadline was October 25, 2019 and we are no longer accepting abstracts. Please visit our website often for program updates.


This year's program will highlight the best use of current state of the art technology as well as both incremental optimization and non-incremental advancements in technology.  The focus will be on new additives and application strategies.

Program topics include:

Process and Functional Additives  
•    Biocides
•    Contaminant Control
•    Defoamers
•    Fillers
•    Retention, Drainage, and Formation
•    Sizing
•    Strength
Methods and Applications
•    Wet end chemistry management, measurement and control
•    Water use and reuse, quality and quantity management
•    Ways to produce paper grades with enhanced strength, printability, lightweightening, and other consumer desirable properties.
•    Utilization of computational and statistical tools as predictive tools

Novel Additives
•    Nano- or micro fibrillated cellulose
•    Improved barrier materials (heat, moisture, oxygen)
•    Critical requirements for high speed ink jet printing
•    Development of New paper grades
•    Use of cellulose based products to replace plastic