Presentation Topics

Innovation and market development in developing markets

Lucas Lopez

VP of Marketing Grupo Familia


Advances in winding technology and controls

Vince Reese

CEO Cardinal Tissue


Perspectives on regional markets

Soile Kilpi

Head of AFRY Management Consulting

North America

Strategies in the development of smart fibers

Orlando Rojas

Professor at The University of British Columbia and Canada Excellence

Research Chair

Product development & sustainability: Evidence from the shelf

Ronalds W. Gonzalez

Faculty Conversion Economics &  Sustainability, Tissue Pack

Innovation Lab, NC State University

Opportunities for antibacterial tissue

Lokendra Pal

Professor Advanced Biomaterials

NC State University

Upgrading OCC fiber for tissue

Franklin Zambrano

PhD student Researching Hygiene Tissue

NC State University 

Tissue Quality Analysis Approach: An In-depth analysis of base and converted sheet structure to improve product performance and process efficiency

Clayton Campbell 

Senior Manager Global Business Develoment pulp and paper segmente


Global dynamics affecting the tissue industry

Richard Phillips

Executive in Residence at NC State University,  Former Global Senior VP Technology at International Paper 

Tissue Properties: The benefits and impacts of high tensile Eucalyptus pulps

Heloisa Ramires

Product Development Manager
Suzano Brazil 

Upgrading OCC fiber for tissue

Hasan Jameel

Professor Pulp & Tissue Furnish

NC State University

State of consumer tissue market in North America: Current disruption and future Growth challenges

Ellen Chen

Research Analyst Specialized in US Home and Technology Market


Workshop: The laws of physics governing tissue properties

Joel Pawlak

Professor Paper Physics

NC State University

Nanomaterials in tissue manufacturing

Luis Felix

Researcher at RISE


Pulp fractionation and fraction properties

Saurabh Kumar

Project Engineer Recycling, Deinking & Fractionation

Centre Technique Du Papier, France

Behavior of fractions on tissue properties (pulp & fractions stratification) 

Jérémie Viguié 

Research Engineer

Centre Technique Du Papier, France

Emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer – functional principle, application examples, success stories

Giselher Grüner

President, Emtec

Workshop: Understanding Fibers Potential to Develop Flexible Sourcing Programs

Tiago de Assis 

Research Scientist Pulp and Paper


Papermaking 4.0 - Gain More Insight from the Data You Already Have

Cydney Rechtin 

Data Scientist


Optimization, Engineering, and Design of Cellulose-based Tissue Papers using 3D Fibrous Materials Simulation

Flávia Pinto Morais

PhD Student in Fiber Materials and Environmental Technologies

University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Workshop: The evolution of tissue manufacturing technologies

Lee W. Reisinger

Tissue Machine Technology Expert

ReiTech Inc., USA

An overview of sustainability initiatives for Tissue converters

Claudio J Munoz

Director of Marketing Americas

Körber Business Area Tissue

A road map to the future, combining technology with changing consumer buying trends

Marc Robinson

Vice President of Trade Relationships
Global Tissue Group

Digitalization in the Tissue Industry

Denise Vivas

Vice President E-Commerce

Essity North America

Today's cure for tomorrow's tissue immunity

Stefano Spinelli

Director of Product Management


Will a new US administration bring new carbon costs to the US tissue industry? What could be the impacts to the industry and the supply chain?

Matt Elhardt

VP Sales

Fisher International

Papermaking Industry 4.0: Autonomous Control Using Artificial Intelligence

Tony Lewis

Global Product Manager

Digital Solutions