Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course - Virtual

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course - Virtual

Virtual Event
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 to Wednesday, June 23, 2021

TAPPI's Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course is structured to provide participants with a solid understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted by manufacturing processes, helping them to effectively achieve production goals and objectives.

TAPPI Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course


Presented in interactive, blended learning format.

An excellent, flexible way to meet training needs
with minimum or no loss of valuable work time.

 

Hear from Jeff Peters,
co-chair of this event.

 

  • Convenient access to curriculum on the basics of tissue manufacturing
  • Expert leadership that you expect from TAPPI
  • Live group discussions and Q&A with instructors
  • Earn 1.5 CEUs and a TAPPI Professional Certificate
  • Participate from your home or office

Weekly Presentations
          Live, Interactive Instruction every Wednesday.
          May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16 and June 23

          Times:    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

This curriculum is structured to provide participants with a solid understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted by manufacturing processes, helping them to effectively achieve production goals and objectives. 

The Added Bonus
This foundational course is the building block for much of the featured technologies and innovative tissue concepts.

  • TAPPI's Tissue 101 Course is designed for anyone new to tissue and anyone who wants to refresh their fundamental tissue knowledge.
  • You can accelerate your on-the-job learning and gain better insight into ways to improve tissue performance and manufacturing efficiency.
  • Expand your professional network as well, through meeting the instructors and course attendees.

Newly Expanded Course Topics!

  • Introduction to tissue business and products, particularly relevant for anyone considering switching to tissue
  • The latest information available and greater detail on structured tissue
  • Web-fiber networks and physical properties test methods
  • Fibers and furnishes, stock preparation and control
  • Wet-end chemistry and control
  • Forming, water removal and drying processes
  • Pressing fabrics, creping
  • Dry-end processes and chemical additives
  • Sheet and roll handling, and converting

Basic raw materials and physical property relationships are discussed to develop an appreciation of the trade-offs when designing a tissue product for a specific application. Each major step of the tissue-making process is reviewed to describe key engineering relationships and their effect on final tissue product properties.

What You Will Learn

  • Basics of tissue sheet structure and properties, and how the manufacturing process affects performance and design.
  • The effect of fiber raw materials on tissue structure and properties, and how to select and apply them to achieve product goals.
  • The functions of chemicals in tissue manufacture and how to apply them to increase machine/product performance.
  • How each tissue machine process creates/effects tissue structure and properties.
  • The most important variables controlling product quality/variability.

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You can earn 15 professional development hours or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of this course. TAPPI's Professional Development department has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)


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TAPPI Members receive discounted rates for this course.
If you're not a member yet, join us!


Professional CertificateEarn the Professional Certificate
TAPPI offers a Professional Certificate for Tissue 101: Properties and Processes.  Completion of the Professional Certificate demonstrates your competency in understanding tissue manufacturing processes and methods to improve tissue performance and manufacturing efficiency.


Unroll Your Potential with TAPPI Training

TAPPI works with many exceptional, subject-matter experts in the dynamic and growing tissue industry to deliver educational opportunities of interest specifically with you in mind.  Check out these tissue training events coming up:

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

  • Learn how to improve tissue quality and consistency, reduce downtime, learn best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.  This training course assembles a huge panel of experts in a number of key operational areas to bring you the latest and best information available in the tissue industry.

Tissue 202: Roll Products Converting Operations Course

  • Explore the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.  Participants also get to run several hands-on lab exercises on the Fabio Perini Converting Web Pilot Line.  For this reason, seating is limited to ensure small work groups.

Who Will Be Attending?

TAPPI's Tissue 101 Course is designed for anyone new to the tissue industry and seasoned professionals who wants to refresh their fundamental knowledge of tissue manufacturing.

 

Need Custom Training on this Topic?

The content for this course can be tailored specifically to your company's needs and delivered by a TAPPI instructor onsite at your location or as virtual and blended learning formats.
With TAPPI Company Classroom, we’ll work with you to determine your training needs and develop a curriculum to match your objectives.
Contact us to get started.

Training Guide 2021

Review the new 2021 Training Guide to learn more about the broad range of technical training resources from the TAPPI Academy.

Exceptional industry leadership is coming together to help you build a firm foundation in knowledge.

Bruce W. Janda, Course Chair
Bruce is a Senior Consultant at Fisher International, a TAPPI Fellow, and the Education Committee Chair of TAPPI's Tissue Division. He is also a tissue paper product and process expert, serving as the leader of TAPPI's Tissue 101, 202, and 203 courses.

Bruce holds more than 40 years of experience in the paper and nonwoven industry, specializing in tissue and towel processes and products.  Bruce held positions in the tissue industry at Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly-Clark and others with roles in product development, engineering, and manufacturing.  He worked on the supplier side at AstenJohnson as the Product Manager for TAD and forming fabrics, in addition to leading serving as the North American Product Business Leader and Global Innovation Leader for Forming. 

Bruce has extensive applications experience on world class, high-speed tissue and TAD machines in North America and Europe both as a producer and supplier.  He had the opportunity to participate in three new tissue machine projects as process design leader, construction supervisor and check out/start up leader.  Bruce has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Executive Scholar Certificate from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, and Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification from AstenJohnson.  He holds 19 US patents issued and one pending, all related to Tissue and papermaking.  One of his key product development projects was the leadership of the eMotion® electronic towel dispenser and TAD towel from concept through manufacturing and commercialization.  This now represents a $1 billion/year sales brand for Georgia-Pacific.

Lucyna M. Pawlowska, Senior Application Expert, Kemira North America
Lucyna works closely with Kemira's sales and R&D to facilitate product development and the chemical products introduction into the papermaking process. She specializes in the wet-end chemistry of papermaking process and in tissue specialty products application. Prior to her current position, she worked in paper chemicals R&D for 18 years, developing new chemical products for paper production. She has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Charter Oak State College, Newington, CT, and a Master Degree of Commodities Engineering from the University of Economy, Krakow, Poland.  She relocated from Poland to U.S.A. in 1988. In 1991, she started her career in the paper chemicals industry with American Cyanamid, and in 2006 she joined Kemira Chemicals. Lucyna has been a faculty member of the TAPPI Tissue 101 course since 2012.

Jeff Peters, BTG Tissue Applications Manager, Americas
Jeff has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.  He started his career with Hercules and spent 23 years in a variety of positions; field sales, started the Hercules Tissue Applications group, managed the Americas tissue business and was Global Tissue Marketing and Business Development Manager.  Jeff published several tissue related papers and holds a patent related to developing strength in tissue.  He left the paper industry for a few years to test his entrepreneurial spirit and decided to come back to the Tissue industry in 2009 with BTG to start up their tissue applications group.
Jeff is co-chair of the TAPPI Tissue 201 training session and co-chair of the TAPPI Tissue Division.
Jeff loves to waterski, fish and hunt.  He is happily married, 35 years, has two boys (married) and 7 grandchildren (4 girls and 3 boys).  Jeff resides on a lake in Vicksburg (Kalamazoo), Michigan.

Calvin Hayden, Tissue Application Manager, Voith Paper Fabrics & Roll Systems, Inc.
Calvin has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.  He started in paper mill production supervision.  For the last 23 years, he has held design and application roles for paper machine clothing, and specifically as a tissue press fabric specialist and product manager for 21 years.  In this role, Calvin coordinates the optimization of tissue press fabrics at customer mill sites, the felt manufacturing site and works with R&D to bring new tissue papermaking technologies to market. 

He received his degree in Paper Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.  Calvin holds two US and European patents in seamed and endless tissue press fabrics.

 

A Past Participant Said...

“My goal for attending this course was to get an overview of the tissue making process.  I specifically liked the very comprehensive concepts taught by subject matter experts in the industry.”

~ F.U., Marketing Manager, Supplier Company

Earn 1.5 CEUs for participating in this course.

 

This interactive, flexible training is an efficient way
to ramp up on the fundamentals of tissue making
with minimum or no loss of valuable work time.


Course Description:
 Basic raw materials and physical property relationships are discussed to develop an appreciation of the trade-offs made in designing a tissue product for a specific application.  Each major unit operation of the tissue making process is reviewed to describe key engineering relationships and their effect on final tissue product properties.

Please review the proposed Course Schedule here (PDF).

 

Live Introduction and Weekly Discussions
Interactive discussions with the instructors will begin May 19 and continue every Wednesday through June 23, 2021.

Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
May 19, May 26
June 2, June 9, June 16 and June 23


TAPPI will award 1.5 CEUs for completion of this course.

The Education Project Center of TAPPI has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102.

TAPPI will award 1.5 CEU credits to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

A Past Participant Said...

“I attended Tissue 101 to learn more about headboxes and formation.  I can speak more comfortably now with my customers about their needs. I like interacting with fellow papermakers from around the world.”

~ E.P., Technical Sales, Tissue Company

 

 

Before April 19


After April 19

Meeting Registration

 

 

 

Member

$955

$1055

Join or Renew and Save

$1130

$1230

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save

$1080

$1175

Nonmember

$1745

$1855

Group Meeting Registration, per person (3+ people from the same location)

 

 

Member

$870

$980

Join or Renew and Save

$1050

$1160

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save

$990

$1095

Nonmember

$1480

$1590

 
 
Cancellation Policy: If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI’s Registration Department receives written notification fax acceptable at +1.770.209.7206 by Monday, April 19th, 2021. Please note: There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after Monday, April 19th, 2021 but no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. Understandably, after Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.
 
Refund: 100% - Cancellation received by Monday, April 19th, 2021
50% - Cancellations received after Monday, April 19th, 2021 and no later than Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
 

Attendance Justification Toolkit
We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPI training events, so we've created an Attendance Justification Toolkit below to assist you with the approval process and in making a strong case for the investment.

Before the Event: Communicate the value of your attendance.

After the Event: Summarize your experience and learning outcomes.

Your preparation will help you earn the greatest benefit from TAPPI training!

In many cases, the work you put in beforehand can also help you determine what information that you want or need to learn from the experts who will assemble to lead this instruction. The interaction with your manager or supervisor can be a productive process to go over some of the challenges that your organization would like to tackle.

 

Who Will Be Attending?

TAPPI's Tissue 101 Course is designed for anyone new to the tissue industry and seasoned professionals who wants to refresh their fundamental knowledge of tissue manufacturing.

 

2021 TISSUE 101 VIRTUAL Course Bookstore

TAPPI offers discounted pricing on TAPPI Press publications for Course attendees.
Enter discount code TIS101V21 at checkout and receive a 15% discount on your purchase(s).

Below are the resources selected for this virtual event, however the discount applies to all TAPPI Press publications.

Links provided to purchase directly from the TAPPI.org Bookstore.  Purchases will be shipped when purchased.

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NEW!  Guidelines for Safe Assessment & Operation of Yankee Dryers     
A project of the Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee, this new edition provides updated guidelines relative to steel Yankee dryers, as well as new learnings and recommendations for cast iron Yankee dryers. Its contents are categorized into Engineering and Design, Maintenance and Repair, Operating Guidelines, and Personnel Safety. If you are a Yankee Responsible Person (YRP), a municipal official that makes onsite inspections, or an insurance carrier that covers Yankee dryers, this is your must have resource.

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers 
This is a guide to the safe operation and maintenance of steam heated paper machine dryers.. The report includes details on dryer construction, operation, and safety guidelines. It also features a glossary, a reference list, and conversion factors for SI units.  This report was prepared by the Steam Heated Dryer Subcommittee of the TAPPI Engineering Division’s Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering Committee.

 

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Towel and Tissue Making CD (#15 in the Making Pulp and Paper Series) 

This CD includes towel and tissue papermaking terms, concepts, and processes.  After completing the CD, participants should be able to: explain how the manufacturing of towel and tissue grades of paper is different from other grades of paper, describe the different types of tissue formers, and explain the TAD process and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Paper and Paperboard Converting, 2nd Edition

This revised, 12th volume in the Papermaking Science and Technology series focuses on the principal features of web converting, discusses the typical unit operations involved, and describes the converted products themselves.

This series is an excellent textbook resource for universities and colleges as well as an ideal publication to train new employees at your company.  It is also a great reference guide for your experienced workforce.

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Tissue eLearning Courses – Register Online         

Tissue 201 eLearning Course:  Operations & Runnability 
Professional Certificate Available

Intermediate-to-advanced level course designed to improve tissue quality and consistency including contributors to waste and downtime. Course includes: reliability, maintenance best practices, and how to troubleshoot problems quickly. 13 Learning Modules.   Professional Certificate available

Tissue Manufacturing Technology  

A comprehensive introductory-to-intermediate overview of covering tissue properties, fiber raw materials, refining, wet end additives, tissue machines, drying and creping processes.  26 Learning Modules

Discount codeTIS101V21 applies to all TAPPI Press Publications. 

Visit our bookstore.   www.tappi.org/bookstore

A Past Participant Said...

“I wanted to learn about small things, details that I otherwise would not have learned at work.  I now have a couple of follow ups with our chemical supplier and potentially some new projects to work on.”

~ T.O., Process Engineer, Tissue Company

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