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

Papermaking (PM)


“Envision Modern Papermaking – Merging Data with Practical and Theoretical Papermaking”

This track will help modern papermakers be successful in today’s world as we bring modern control and data analysis into traditional papermaking processes and equipment. Visit our website often for program updates.


Papermaking Program

Visit our website often for program updates as the program is subject to change.


Sunday, April 26

4:00PM – 5:30PM Paper & Board Division Steering Committee **    

Monday, April 27

1:30PM – 3:00PM
PM1: Keynote & Kickoff
    Session Chair: Todd Varner, Jacobs  
      PM1.1 Is It Time to Redefine Papermaking? - Challenges & Ideas for the Future Maja Mejsner, PMP
      PM1.2 Future of Papermaking Sakari Karjalainen, Valmet
3:30PM – 5:00PM
PM2: Papermakers Roundtable
    Session Chair: John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC  

Tuesday, April 28

8:00AM – 10:00AM
PM3: Dry End/Winder Vibe
    Session Chair: Mark Harrison, Southern Erectors  
      PM3.1 Winder Vibration - Costly and Complex Paul Kristopeit, PMP
      PM3.2 Calender Barring Review and Experiences Jake Zwart, Spectrum Technologies
      PM3.3 Remote Monitoring Of Bearing Health Joshua Carroll, SKF
      PM3.4 How You Operate an Asset Impacts its Reliability - Identify the Risk Now! Scott Morris, Andritz
1:30PM – 3:00PM
PM4: Press Section Ops: Tech for 2020
    Session Chair: John Edwards, Domtar  
      PM4.1 Precision Alignment is Critical to Fabric Performance, Sheet Formation & Water Removal Myron Smith, OASIS Alignment Services
      PM4.2 Reduction of Machine Energy and Water Usage Costs through New Seal Strip Technology  Wyatt Boyett, Voith
      PM4.3 How to Effectively Judge Press Felt Trials Marcel Lensvelt , Feltest Equipment
3:30PM – 5:00PM
PM5A: Dry End Ops: Tech for 2020
    Session Chair: Pekka Kormano, International Paper  
      PM5A.1 Emerging Dominant Bearing Failure Mode as Temperatures Escalate in the Dryer Section Steven Soetjiandi, SKF
      PM5A.2 How Should Modern Papermakers Manage Dryer Steam and Condensate Systems? Mike Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems
      PM5A.3 Energy Analysis for Heat Recovery Opportunities Alfredo Sarli, Valmet
3:30PM – 5:00PM
PM5B: Water Utilization for 2020
    Session Chair: Tom Rodencal, Tom Rodencal & Associates  
      PM5B.1 Paper Machine Water Efficiency John A. Neun, LLC
      PM5B.2 New Total Solids Measurements Help Optimize Pulp and Paper Industry Wastewater Treatment  Heli Karaila, Valmet
      PM5B.3 Flammable Gases in Stock and White Water Systems - Deal With It! Rick Wasson, Lake Utopia Paper

Wednesday, April 29

6:30AM – 7:45AM Papermaking Specialists Subcommittee ***  (Breakfast provided)  
8:00AM – 10:00AM
PM6: It's a Science - How to Handle Big Data
    Session Chair: Paula Hajakian, USG  
      PM6.1 Machine Learning Algorithm for Online Identification of Wet End Stability Torsten Haverinen-Nielsen, Kemira
      PM6.2 Asset and Process Insight, Driven by Data Analytics Andrew Wyse & Philip Armstrong, Jacobs
      PM6.3 Using Process Information Survey Techniques to Support Gap Closure David Burton, AstenJohnson
      PM6.4 Optimizing Mill Effectiveness Through Statistical Process Control  Kim William Robinson, Process Solutions Group
10:30AM – 12:00PM
PM7A: Energy Conservation for 2020
    Session Chair: Sarah Dawkins, Solenis  
      PM7A.1 Managing the Paper Machine Vacuum System – An App Doesn't Exist Doug Sweet, Doug Sweet & Associates
      PM7A.2 Pulp and Paper Mill Energy Guidebook Richard Reese, CleanTech Partners
      PM7A.3 How to Balance a Paper Machine Hood Air Systems and Why It's Important Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
10:30AM – 12:00PM
PM7B: Papermaking Success Stories
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, Advanced Dynamics  
      PM7B.1 (Game Changing Wire Cleaner Case Study, 1st North American Application) Gilles Boulianne, Coldwater Group
      PM7B.2 Success Stories Documenting the Use of Microwave Instrument Technology to Solve Common Problems Frank Cunnane, Cristini
      PM7B.3 Toscotec's Dryer Section Rebuild: The In-Depth Analysis of a Case History Enrico Raffanti, Toscotec
      PM7B.4 Overcoming Traditional Mindset to Design & Build PM of the Future - PMP Case Study Project in Russia Rocky Matuska & Wojciech Niemczyk, PMP
1:30PM – 3:00PM
PM8: Planning for 2040
    Session Chair: Jon Kerr, Process Training Consultants, Inc  
      PM8.1 Education and Training Options for Professionals and Operators Michael Kocurek, North Carolina State University
      PM8.2 FEL 1 and 2 – The Beginnings of Successful Paper Machine Conversions Dale Midyette, Jacobs
3:30PM – 5:00PM
PM9-PA9: Wrap-Up 
    Session Chair: Joseph Mahoney, Buckman & Todd Varner, Jacobs