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TAPPI Tissue 101 Course Returns This Fall

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

ATLANTA, Ga., – One of TAPPI's most highly rated educational programs, the Tissue 101 - Properties & Processes Course will be offered again this fall on Nov 17-18, in Atlanta. This two-day introductory course is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing.

"The Tissue 101 Course features an in-depth technical program taught by recognized experts in each particular area of tissue manufacturing and mill operations," said Course Chair, Bruce Janda. "Attendees will gain an understanding of each major manufacturing process and how each relates to final product quality and properties. Previous participants have found the material to be practical, well-organized and valuable in understanding how to improve mill operations."

Space is limited and early bird discounts are available for those who register on or before Oct.27.

This course is ideal for anyone new to tissue operations as well as those who desire a comprehensive view of tissue manufacturing processes and the effect of those processes on product performance properties. This introductory course will help students increase their understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing processes. It is designed for participants with beginner- to- intermediate level experience.

Participants will learn from exceptional instructors led by Bruce Janda, a well-known specialist in the tissue industry with more than 30 years of experience and accomplishment.

About the Course Chair:

Bruce W. Janda, Co-founder and Principal of InnovaSpec, LLC, has over 39 years of experience in the Paper and Nonwoven industry, specializing in Tissue and Towel Processes and Products. Bruce held positions in the Tissue industry at Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly-Clark and others with roles in Product Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing. He worked on the supplier side at AstenJohnson as the Product Manager for TAD and Forming Fabrics in addition to leading serving as the North American Product Business Leader and Global Innovation Leader for Forming.

Janda has extensive applications experience on World Class, high speed Tissue and TAD machines in North America and Europe both as a producer and supplier. He had the opportunity to participate in three new tissue machine projects as process design leader, construction supervisor, and checkout/start up leader.

Janda has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, MBA from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Executive Scholar Certificate from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, and Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification from AstenJohnson. He has 17 US patents issued and 1 pending, all related to Tissue and papermaking. One of his key product development projects was leadership of the eMotion electronic towel dispenser and TAD towel from concept through manufacturing and commercialization. This now represents a $1 billion/year sales brand for Georgia-Pacific.


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