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

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Plenary Sessions

Executive Panel
Wednesday, 3 October

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

Economic Outlook for Tissue
Thursday, 4 October

Global Fiber Outlook

Future Tissue Consumption

Patrick Cavanagh, Economist, RISI

Esko Uutela, Principal Economist, Tissue, RISI

Tissue Business Insights
Friday, 5 October

TAPPI PEER Reviewed Sessions

October 3-4

Track A

Track B

  • 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


Market and Manufacturing
Technology Forum
  • Event simulation
  • Project management strategies
  • Global tissue marketplace




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


Data Sophistication – Industry 4.0
Flushability Panel

Panel of experts will discuss best practices for tissue


Panel of experts will review the latest legislation and testing protocols.


Bonus Sessions
(additional charge)  

Pulsar Facility Tour
Tuesday 2 October
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tissue Testing Workshop and SGS Tour
Tuesday 2nd October
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
CR Meyer Facility Tour
Tuesday 2nd October
1:00 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
10:30 am – 2:30 pm