2013 TAPPI Tissue Properties and Manufacturing

Overview: This course is designed for those who desire an introductory-to-intermediate level, comprehensive, and structured course on tissue properties, and the effect of manufacturing processes on them.

Course Topics:

  • Tissue properties & tests and how these relate to sheet structure;
  • Performance effects of fiber raw materials, pulp mill and recycling operations;
  • Stock prep refining for tissue;
  • Chemicals for tissue: wet end chemicals (adhesives, debonders, retention, deposit control) ; yankee coating chemicals
  • Tissue machine wet end operations & effects on sheet structure & properties; multilayer headboxes, formation, fiber orientation, dewatering, and fabrics for sheet forming and sheet structure;
  • TAD and yankee drying & effects on properties;
  • Forming, TAD, and wet press fabrics for obtaining desired sheet structure;
  • Creping
  • Calendering and converting

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This course precedes the Tissue Forum @ PaperCon 2013, and is an excellent educational compliment to these technical sessions.


Who Should Attend?
This course will be particularly helpful to –

  • Non-technical professionals
  • Technical Process Engineers
  • Operators
  • Suppliers
  • Converters
  • Marketers
Who are involved in tissue and toweling in the following environments:
  • Tissue manufacturing
  • Tissue raw material supply (fiber, chemicals)
  • Tissue converting, distribution and marketing
It is applicable to individuals with 0-5 years of experience in this subject matter.


Should You Attend?
By successfully completing this course, you can expect to:

  • Understand how tissue is manufactured
  • Understand how tissue properties are created or affected by the manufacturing process
  • Increase their ability to improve manufacturing operations; and produce a more competitive product.
  • Provide a firm technical foundation for attendees of the TAPPI Tissue360° Forum

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will gain stronger understanding tissue performance properties and how they are achieved; interacting more knowledgeably within the mill, and/or with suppliers.
  • Increased ability to improve manufacturing operations, and produce a more competitive product.

This course will also prepare participants for more advanced courses on tissue manufacturing and runnability.

If you are looking for an advanced course on Tissue, consider the next TAPPI Tissue Runnability course.