PWC-2020 - Thursday February 6

7:00 - 9:00 / Mill Managers' Roundtable - Reliability

Room: Mc Gill
Chair: Sylvain Bricault, Mill Manager, Domtar Windsor 

Reliability: it’s everyone’s job!

By invitation only

8:30 - 10:00

Tissue Track - Tissue Creping and Converting Operations

Room: Notre-Dame
Moderator: Frédéric Parent, FPInnovations

8:30 "Mechanics of Tissue Creping: Modeling and Experiments", Shubham Agarwal, University of British Columbia
9:00 "Adhesives and Additives for Converting Efficiency", Nicholas Meyer, Henkel
9:30 "Improving Tissue Uniformity to Enhance Converting Runnability", Dre Nina Deng, FPInnovations

Reliability session

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Ian Mckinnon, Reliability Solutions

8:30 "Closing the gap between technology and results", Christer Idhammar, IDCON INC
9:00 "Maintenance Planning and Scheduling to Overcome the Manpower Shortage in the Industry", Michel Cote, Norda Stelo
9:30 "Online monitoring of pulp and paper mill equipment health", Mattieu Berlinguette, Contrôles Laurentide

Energy Technical session

Room: Mansfield
Session Chair: Serge Bédard, CanmetENERGY 

8:30 "Industrial energy storage in the P&P industry", Aurel Giroux, Stantec
9:00 "Rethinking vacuum systems to reduce energy costs ", Troy D MillerGardner Denver Nash & Runtech Systems, Inc.
9:30 "Towards a carbon neutral pulp and paper industry: overview of available technologies", Sara Eskandarifar, CanmetENERGY

10:00 - 10:30 / Networking in Tradeshow

10:30 - 12:00

Tissue Track - Manufacturing, Yankee Operations and Chemistry

Room: Notre-Dame
Moderator: Stéphan Larivière - FPInnovations

10:30 "Steam system considerations for Yankee dryer replacements", Mike Soucy, Kadant
10:50 "Active-Air Sheet Support For Increased Machine Efficiency", Alain Chamberland, Andritz
11:10 "Enhanced Process Control Through Advanced Instrumentation", Frank Cunnane, Cristini
11:30 "Modifying PVOH for Premium Quality Structured Tissue at Maximum Throughput", Rémi F. Charron, Buckman

Reliability session

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Ian Mckinnon, Reliability Solutions

10:30 "How to implement precision maintenance", Mattieu Berlinguette, Contrôles Laurentide
11:00 "Observations and Challenges for Improvements", Ian Mckinnon, Reliability Solutions

Energy Technical session

Room: Mansfield
Session Chair: Eric Gingras, Office of Energy Efficiency 

10:30 "Reducing energy cost through the use of Digital Twin technology", Benoit Janvier, Enero Solutions
11:00 "Lime kiln efficiency improvement and impact of alternative fuels on kiln capacity", Raymond Burelle, JRRB Consulting 
11:30 "Certification process for the ISO 50001 at Cascades", Étienne Fobasso, Cascades CS+ Inc


Room: Place du Canada

Luncheon Keynote: H.E. Urban Ahlin, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada


Followed by the PAPTAC Awards Ceremony

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13:15 - 13:30 / Coffee and Dessert in Tradeshow

13:30 - 15:00

Tissue Track - Alternatives Fibers for Tissue and Towel Applications 

Room: Notre-Dame
Moderator: Dr. Xuejun Zou - FPInnovations

13:30 "Non-Wood Pulp in Tissue and Towel", Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies
14:00 "The use of bamboo fibre in tissue making in China", Dr. Yonghao Ni, University of New Brunswick
14:30 "The Columbia Pulp; Options for Tissue and Towel", Kristi Kobetich, Columbia Pulp LLC

Reliability Projects from Mills

Room: Saint-Denis
Session Chair: Ian Mckinnon, Reliability Solutions

13:30 "RCM Implementation - #1 Pulp Machine", Skylar Koerber, Mercer Celgar
14:00 "Domtar Windsor Reliability good practice", Sébastien Gingras & Richard Marois, Domtar Windsor
14:30 "Reliability program wrap-up and assessment for mill implementations", Ian Mckinnon, Reliability Solutions

Energy Technical session

Room: Mansfield
Session Chair: Serge Bédard, CanmetENERGY 

13:30 “Steam Plant Reliability Improvement With Review of Internal Treatment Chemistry History and Case Study Using Novel Treatment”, Gregoire Poirier Richer & Terry Morrison SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions
14:00 "Evaporator Optimization Using Digital Twin Technology", Jarmo Kaila, Andritz
14:30 "Energy Management in Pulp and Paper Mills", Eric Gingras, Office of Energy Efficiency

15:00 - 15:30 / Networking in Foyer

About Us

PAPTAC is a Canadian-based non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the technical and professional capabilities of its members worldwide, and to the advancement of the pulp and paper industry.


For general information about the conference, including registration, please contact us at:

  [email protected]  
  (514) 392-0265
  (514) 392-0369