We are excited to announce our inaugural virtual seminar focused on sustainability. Supported by leading industry speakers, the seminar considers key sustainability drivers with perspectives from the leather supply chain and what these mean as the world starts to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. With a focus on global trends, the seminar brings together tanners, leather product manufacturers and brands to provide insights on current sustainability strategies and how collaboration and innovation will accelerate change. The full agenda is split into two sessions. You will need to register separately for each session to get the full benefit of the speakers and content. Even if you can only attend one session, registering now will give you access to the recordings at your convenience.
As mixed office waste volume has dropped off, tissue producers with integrated deinking plants have been forced to supplement or completely replace the recycled content grades with virgin alternatives. The most common virgin alternative is BEK. This webinar will review best practices for dealing the operational changes expected from this fiber change so that quality and productivity can be maintained.
With more companies and more assets entering the structured tissue arena, the competition in the premium tissue market is increasing. The continual push for product improvements is steadily shrinking the operating window of the machine and taking PVOH further away from its typical capabilities. The discussion is designed to open up the thought process of better managing PVOH-based coating packages and modifying them to better respond to consumer pressures for product improvement and to help mills to stay ahead of the competition.
Packaging production is a complex process aiming at producing paper sheets from fibers with maximum strength at the lowest cost. After pulping, fibers do not present enough bonding strength. Consequently, a mechanical treatment such as refining, is required to increase fiber bonding and develop strength. Refining of pulps is a key step of papermaking and relies on mechanical treatment of their water suspensions. Refining increases the fibrillation and surface area of cellulose fibers, which enhance fiber flexibility as well as bonding interactions between the fibers. The effect of enzymatic treatment to condition fibers prior to refining is now a proven science; however, it has been used mostly in bleached and recycled fibers. The application of these technologies in unbleached Kraft has been more challenging due interfering substances that come with the fiber and high pH and temperature of the system.
By using a recently developed novel characterization technique that provided a better understanding of what types of cellulose and hemi cellulose are present on the surface of the unbleached Kraft fibers, we have developed a new enzyme-based technology that has proven to be very effective in unbleached Kraft. This presentation will cover the new technique and includes mill case results with this new technology.
Maurice Rizcallah and Rosy Covarrubias will describe:
•The basics of enzyme technology for fiber development while dispelling some myths
•How productivity can be improved regardless of your fiber type
•Why decoupling your fiber development from your wet end chemistry provides synergies not limitations
•Examples of the ROI Buckman provides with Maximyze® enzymatic technologies.
Mark Christopher, Global Market Development Manager for Tissue, discusses a tissue manufacturer's most costly raw material, pulp, and how pulp expenditures can be reduced without sacrificing tissue softness and strength.
What does it mean to be Chemistry, connected? It means that we know a chemical by itself doesn’t solve problems. But when that chemical is supported by rigorously trained industry experts and complemented with the highest-quality products, the latest smart technology and advanced data analysis, then it becomes a solution. Our webinars will help answer your hardest questions and show you how being Chemistry, connected can help you uncover ways to tackle the challenges facing you, regardless of the industry in which you operate or your location in the world, ultimately driving your success.