New Technology Showcase

When it comes to innovation, the pulp and paper industry’s vendor community has a proven track record. At TAPPICon, industry suppliers are invited to propose a “New Technology Showcase” session showcasing an innovation that’s making a difference in customers’ mills. Submissions are vetted by the Program Committee and a select few are given a spot in the showcase, which is held on the exhibit floor over two days. SMEs deliver seven-minute presentations and are available to answer questions from the audience. The 2023 slate will include the following 14 innovations:

  • Green Liquor Clarification Utilizing Existing Tanks—Robert Carlström, Valmet Paper AB
  • New Techniques for Wet End Process Optimization—Won Kyong Kim, Sambo Scientific Co. Ltd.
  • Innovations in Clamp-on Ultrasonic Measurements and Their Application in the Pulp & Paper Mill—Mathias Gehl, FLEXIM GmbH
  • Introduction of Maintech Dryer Section Passivation Technology into North America—Hiroshi Sekiya, Maintech Co., Ltd.
  • FiberLean MFC in Paper and Packaging—Enrico De Landerset, FiberLean Technologies
  • More Sustainable Paper Production by Lower Water Consumption and Energy Consumption—Claus Robberts, ProJet BV
  • How Self-cleaning Automatic Filtration Systems Improve Water Quality and Reduce Operating Expenses—Ram Venkatadri, John Crane
  • Automated Estimation of Paper Pulp Composition from Microscopy Scans—Tyler Seekins, University of Maine
  • Transparent Films from Dissolved Cellulose—Vesa Kunnari, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
  • The Importance of Structural Condition Risk-Based Inspections in Maintaining Reliability and Reducing Cost—Scott Sambuco, Orbital Engineering, Inc.
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Revolution: IT’S NOW!—Eric Van Hove, Cogep Inc.
  • Quality and Cost Optimization with AI-enabled Refiner Operations—Ram Santhanam, Haber
  • Use of Advanced Technology to Inspect Mechanical Integrity Assets—Zachary Merkling, Orbital Engineering, Inc.
  • Automated Fabrication Processes Save up to 400 Percent Productivity—Meg Murphy, Jason Jones, INFab LLC