Programme

IMPC’s Scientific and Technical Committee is pleased to announce the conference sessions, selected speakers and chairs. The programme’s sequence and schedule will be posted in March.

Session Topic and Speaker Chair
Bleaching Technologies

Effect of Hardwoods Lignin Structure on Alkaline Peroxide Bleachability – Oleg Shagaev

Improving Hydrogen Peroxide Bleaching of Bamboo Chemo-mechanical Pulp by a Combination Method of Twin Screw Extruder and Aqueous Alcohol Media –  Fangmin Liang

Posters
Effect of alkali source and cleanliness on the loss of strength in peroxide bleaching – Rita Ferritsius

Strengthening mechanical pulp through 2-way alkaline peroxide treatments – Rodger Beatson

Thomas Granfeldt
CTMP Gentle Separation of Spruce Wood Into
Fibers – Erik Persson

Chemi-mechanical pulps from Agricultural residues – Guigan Fang

Operating experience with a zero-effluent BCTMP mill at ITC Bhadrachalam – Peter Bräuer

Antti Luukkonen
HC and LC Refining

Abrasive refining of spruce and birch CTMP fibres –  Birgitta Engberg

New centreplate design affects DD refiner performance – Christer Sandberg

Identification and Minimization of Fiber Cutting in Multivariable Quality Controllers – Bill Strand

Poster
LCR aiming to high strength CTMP at maintained bulk  – Jan-Erik Berg

Karl Murton
Mechanical Pulp Fundamentals

Fibre separation and fines generation – Lars Johansson

Mill Experiences Regarding Heterogeneity of Mechanical Pulps – Olof Ferritsius

High bulk tensile mechanical pulp production – James Olson

Posters

Characterisation of impregnation depth in wood and in individual wood fibres (cells) related manufacturing of advanced wood and fibre materials replacing present fossil based materials – Hafizur Rahman

Characterization of screw feeder compression and its effect on wood cellulose accessibility – Miguel Villalba

Evaluation of fibre analysers – Rita Ferritsius

Low energy methods for mechanical pulping – Jan Nordin

Christer Sandberg
Mill Optimization

Optimized utilization of groundwood lines with single layer grinding surfaces for pulp production and electrical grid stabilization – Tomas Björkqvist

Mech pulp mills as a tool for Demand Response – Carlo dal Monte

Hallsta 2014 – the Energy Transformation Project of Hallsta Paper Mill – Magnus Rydstrand

A unoform pulp quality leads to improved operating efficency, but will reducing the short term variations have any signifcant impact? – Ola Johansson

Zhirun Yuan
New Applications for Mechanical Pulp

Wet strength papers from CTMP and NSK by combining wet strenght additives and hot-pressing – Anna Svedberg

Isolation and purification of high-molecular weight hemicelluloses from radiata pine wood chips prior to thermo-mechanical pulp (TMP) production – Karl Murton

Overview of Biorefinery Opportunities for Canadian Forest Industry – Option for Mechanical Pulp Mills? – Zhirun Yuan

Production of lignin-containing cellulose nanofibrils (LCNFs) and sugars from bleached softwood chemi-thermomechanical pulp – Ran Bi and Han

Posters

Wet strength and water absorption in furnish – Rita Ferritsius

Ultrasound assisted TEMPO oxidation on Kraft and thermomechanical pulp for nanofibers production – David Myja

Lignin containing nanocellulose (LCN) production by deep eutectic solvent pretreatment with high yield – Jungang Jiang

Biodegradable CTMP bags is the future –  Sven Norgren

Repurposing CTMP as a pretreatment “front end” for a potential wood based biorefinery – Adam Wu

Guigan Fang
Process Modelling and Control

Feeding of Double Refiners – Rotor design evaluation – Johan Persson

Fibre cutting and balance optimization in a twin-flow LC refiner – Matthias Aigner

A Modified Scenario-based Stochastic MPC with Applications in Mechanical Pulping Processes – Hui Tian

Comparison of refining process and online analyser design alternatives based on achievable control performance – Johan Sund

Dynamic modelling of pulp properties – Fredrik Bengtsson

Optimization and control of CD refiner – Anders Karlström

Poster

MP Process Control with Reinforcement Learning based on Economic Nonlinear Model Predictive Control – Ying Xiong

Jan Hill