Registration open for Applied Tissue Course

FPInnovation's pilot tissue machine
FPInnovations’ pilot tissue machine.

The countdown to FPInnovations’ much anticipated first Applied Tissue Course taking place at the organization’s Montreal, Quebec location on October 27 and 28, has begun. Registration is open to participants including students, who are interested in learning more about tissue manufacturing.

“The new tissue course is a response to industry needs. A workforce approaching retirement age and the need for knowledge transfer are priority issues for the pulp and paper sector,” says Stéphan Larivière, FPInnovations industry leader.

Through presentations, hands-on demonstrations and workshop-style learning, the Applied Tissue Course will provide a comprehensive understanding of tissue properties and tissue manufacturing. The course is offered in collaboration with tissue partners, including Cristini, Fabio-Perini, Kadant, Solenis, and Toscotec.

“Kadant is very excited to join this course to share our knowledge of tissue making, specifically in creping. This is a great opportunity for learning as we can explain and teach tissue creping right on FPInnovations’ unique pilot tissue machine,” says Denis Martin, Kadant’s regional sales director.

Why you should attend the Applied Tissue Course

  • Gain hands-on manufacturing experience with field experts and suppliers on FPInnovations’ pilot tissue machine.
  • Learn how to test tissue properties in labs and improve tissue performance through optimization.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the tissue-making process, fibre physics, and tissue performance.
  • Understand the role of pulp furnish in tissue making and how it affects tissue properties.

The Applied Tissue Course also meets the continuous professional development requirement for several professional designations, including engineers. A certificate will be issued to participants who complete the two-day course. Information on pricing and hotel accommodations is available on the FPInnovations events page. For information on course content, please contact Xuejun Zou, Pointe-Claire manager, fibre production group.

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