2015 TAPPI Tissue 101 - Properties and Processes Course
The TAPPI Tissue 101-Properties and Processes Course offers an introductory-level curriculum designed for anyone new to tissue.

You will increase your understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted by the manufacturing process.

You can accelerate your on-the-job learning and gain a strong knowledge of ways to improve tissue performance and manufacturing efficiency.

Expand your professional network as well, through meeting the instructors and course attendees.

Course Topics:
  • Introduction to tissue business and products
  • 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
Basis 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:
  1. Basics of tissue sheet structure and properties, and how the manufacturing process affects performance and design.
  2. The effect of fiber raw materials on tissue structure and properties, and how to select and apply them to achieve product goals.
  3. The functions of chemicals in tissue manufacture and how to apply them to increase machine/product performance.
  4. How each tissue machine process creates/effects tissue structure and properties.
  5. The most important variables controlling product quality/variability.

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Who Should Attend:

  • Converters and End-Users
  • Technical Process Engineers
  • Tissue Mill Operators
  • Tissue Product Buyers
  • Tissue Chemical and Equipment Suppliers
Participants with beginner- to intermediate-level experience will benefit most from this course.
Professional Development Credits
15 professional development hours or 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to attendees.