SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE – FINAL PROGRAM

Day 1 – Tuesday 14 November

 

APPITA FVC CONFERENCE
Note: MP – Mill Paper

 

7:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPEN

 

7:30 AM

BREAKFAST MEET & GREET (EXHIBITION HALL)

 

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

CONFERENCE OPENING
MC – Tim Woods, IndustryEdge

 

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS
Welcome – Vesna Milunovic, Appita President

 

CONFERENCE PARTNER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Biorefinery ecosystems and innovation
Professor Gil Garnier
, Director, Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), Dept Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Vic Australia


KEYNOTE

A review of world pulp and paper markets and drivers for investment

Andrew Hall, Manager Forest Industry, Amec Foster Wheeler, Vancouver, Canada

 

AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Ken Maddern Award
Oertel Nadebaum Award and LR Benjamin Prize
Appita Fellow and Certificate of Recognition - 50, 40 and 25 Years of Membership

 

 

MORNING TEA

 

3rd BIO MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Sponsored by Norske Skog

Ch: Professor Gil Garnier, BioPRIA

MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY FORUM

Ch: Dr James Neale, University of Waikato

TECHNICAL SESSION

EFFICIENCY & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Ch: Murray Ellis, Australian Paper

CHIP PREPARATION & QUALITY SEMINAR

Desmond Smith (Dr Chip), BRUKS, USA

PRE-REGISTERATION REQUIRED

 

ROOM 110

ROOM 111

ROOM 112

ROOM 109

 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

SPONSORS OPENING ADDRESS
Biochemicals & biomaterials: Unlocking the potential of lignocellulosic materials
Dr Des Richardson, Senior Scientist - Business Development, Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd, Tas, Australia

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Building a successful reliability program
Jason Tranter, Managing Director, Mobius Institute, Australia

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM (MP)

Improving the productivity of the off-machine slusher
Jalaj Sharma, Automation Engineer, Australian Paper, Maryvale, Vic, Australia

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Chip preparation technology continues to advance quickly. The focus has shifted from primarily wood supply to a forest-to-product view of chip quality and productivity. The object of this course is to provide state-of-the-art technology and information that is not readily available in technical publications. It

is a hands-on course with an acknowledged industry expert from the USA, Desmond Smith (Dr. Chip), BRUKS, USA

Course participants will learn the key variables in producing high quality chips and techniques to solve woodyard problems.

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Nanocellulose research at BioPRIA

Dr. Warren Batchelor, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Strategies to improve paper performance
Russell Allan, Director, Aurelia Group Consulting, Vic, Australia

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Nanocellulose gels and applications

Llyza Mendoza, PhD Candidate, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Heat exchanger reliability fundamentals
Dr. James Neale, Senior Research Fellow, Waikato University, New Zealand

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM (MP)

Back to basics - Improving the MG Gloss on M2

Anthony Beckett, Improvement Manager – M1/M2/M3, Australian Paper, Vic, Australia

 

 

LUNCH

 

BIO MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Ch: Dr Des Richardson, Norske Skog

 

MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY FORUM

Ch: Dr James Neale, University of Waikato

TECHNICAL SESSION
EFFICIENCY & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Ch: Rohan Wilks, Australian Paper

CHIP PREPARATION QUALITY SEMINAR

Desmond Smith (Dr. Chip), BRUKS, USA

 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Cellulose nanofibres from spinifex arid grasses: Unique properties and applications under development

Dr Darren Martin, University of Queensland, Qld, Australia

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Energy and process efficiency - Opportunities from the correct use of Sonic Horns
Brendon Stephenson, Director, Energy Plant Solutions, New Zealand

 

 


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Maintenance & reliability metrics – Maximising the return of your M & R budget

Dr. James Neale, Waikato University, New Zealand

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM (MP)

Understanding and managing the liquor cycle bottleneck

Murray Ellis, Process Technology Manager, Recovery, Australian Paper, Maryvale, Vic, Australia

Appita held this course in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008 participants

rated it and the presenters very highly.

 

The benefits of attending:

  · Quickly gain a comprehensive overview of the basic design of the chip production operation

  · Identify the impact of chip quality on mill operations, key variables in producing high quality chips, and techniques to solve woodyard problems

  · Examine actual chip samples and identify potential solutions to correct specific chip quality problems

  · Develop potential solutions to your current chip issues through discussions and consultation with experts.

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Nanocellulose - functional nanoparticle composites

Uthpala Garushinghe, PhD Candidate, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Energy saving paper machine products from Voith: Latest developments and proven products with case studies
Martin Lehrner / Voith Paper P&S, Heidenheim, Germany

 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Bioderived and biodegradable wood plastic composites

Associate Professor Steven Pratt, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Qld, Australia

TECHNICAL SESSION
PAPERMAKING ADDITIVES
Ch: Vesna Milunovic, Visy Paper

 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Development of resin free filters using cellulose nanofibers

Aysu Onur, PhD Researcher, Chemicals & Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network, (GRIP) BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

 

AFTERNOON TEA

 

BIO MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Ch: Dr Nafty Vanderhoek, Consultant

MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY FORUM

Ch: Dr James Neale, University of Waikato

TECHNICAL SESSION
PAPERMAKING ADDITIVES
Ch: Vesna Milunovic, Visy Paper

CHIP PREPARATION & QUALITY SEMINAR

Desmond Smith (Dr. Chip), BRUKS, USA

 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Cellulose nanofibres: Recyclable paper composite packaging materials of the future

Shaun Ang, PhD Candidate, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Realising the full benefits of airborne and structure borne ultrasound

Ian Ware, Managing Director, Ultra-Tek, Qld, Australia

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM (MP)

Preparation and experiences of on-site etherification of native starch in the paper mill

Sinah Lee, Researcher, Hankuk Paper, Ulsan, Korea

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to gain an increased understanding of the importance of

chip quality in pulping and panel board manufacture; the processes and

equipment involved and the quality assurance aspects.

 

The course is for:

  · Pulpmill and panel board mill operating and technical personnel who want to update their knowledge.

  · Chip exporters.

  · Saw millers, particularly those supplying chips to pulp mills.

  · Makers and users of chips who want a greater understanding of how chip quality affects their manufacturing processes.

 

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Processing plastics from renewable resources

Dr. Nishar Hameed, Institute for Frontier Materials, Swinburne, Vic, Australia

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Permanent steam trap technology

Derek Cressy, Director, Steam and Process, New Zealand

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Improved machine efficiency through addition of fresh GCC filler to recycled fibre for corrugated board production

Richard Waters, Head of Market Development & Innovation, Omya NZ Ltd, New Zealand

 

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Super hydrophobic paper

Xue Zhang, PhD Candidate, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Suspension polymerized latex as an additive for surface sizing of paper

Araz Rajabi Abhari, Department of Forest Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

AFTER SESSION NETWORKING FUNCTION, PROUDLY SPONSORED BY ABB

EXHIBITION HALL

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Day 2 – Wednesday 15 November

 

2017 APPITA FVC CONFERENCE

Note: MP – Mill Paper

 

 

8:00 AM

REGISTATION OPEN

 

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM

WELCOME

Professor Gil Garnier, Director,Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Creating unique low-carbon economy opportunities for Canada (WEBCAST)
Dr Trevor Raymond Stuthridge
, Executive Vice President, FPInnovations, Vancouver, Canada

 

Exploiting the potential in the forest industry through innovation, technology and commercialization

Dr John Kettle, Vice President Sales and Business Development, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Brief perspective on developments in the forest products industry
Peter Berg
, Director of Knowledge, McKinsey’s Global Paper & Forest Products Practice, Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

CHIP PREPARATION & QUALITY SEMINAR

Presenter: Desmond Smith, BRUKS

 

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM

 

 

MORNING TEA

 

3rd BIO MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Sponsored by: Norske Skog, Australasia
Ch: Prof Gil Garnier, BioPRIA

 

MANUFACTURING ANALYTICS

BEST PRACTICE SEMINAR

Presenter: Milan Korbel, McKinsey

INDUSTRY SKILLS FORUM
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Sponsored by: Forest Works

Ch: Diana Lloyd, Forest Works

CHIP PREPARATION & QUALITY SEMINAR
Desmond Smith (Dr. Chip), BRUKS, USA

 

ROOM 110

ROOM 111

ROOM 112

ROOM 109

 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Cellulose: major platform chemical for the 21st century

Dr Warwick Raverty, Chief Scientist, Circa Group Pty Ltd, Vic, Australia

11:00 AM – 12:30 AM

Learn about how analytics/digital and big data is transforming manufacturing.

 

Hear from Milan Korbel, Senior Digital Expert / Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company on the applications adding business value. Case studies from the pulp and paper sector, heavy industry and other manufacturing sectors will be presented. Approaches to run analytics projects and drive transformation will also be explored.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tomorrow’s forest sector industry

Dr John Kettle, Vice President Sales and Business Development, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

 

Comments from previous courses:

 

“Most relevant course. All sessions & speaker’s good. Confirmed and extended

my knowledge of the pulping/woodyard operations. Dr Chips very helpful in the

setup of chippers. Great value, thanks!”

 

“The opportunity to include this course to the sawmilling industry supplying the

chip market was beneficial especially for the problems inherent with chipping

waste material.”

 

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

From precursors to composites: Carbon Nexus creating a carbon fibre industry for Australia

Professor Russell Varley, Professor of Composite Materials, Carbon Nexus, Deakin University, Vic, Australia

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Workforce Training Innovation – Biopathways

Stephen Parkinson, General Manager Biomanufacturing, Australian Paper, VIC, Australia

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Renewable chemicals and plastics from forestry, paper mill and associated side and waste streams

Michael O’shea, CSIRO Senior Principle Research Scientist, CSIRO Material Science and Engineering, Vic. Australia

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Challenging the education paradigm: biorefinery engineering at BioPRIA

Dr Joanne Tanner, Lecturer/Researcher, Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), Dept Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Vic, Australia

 

LUNCH

 

3rd BIO MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Ch: Dr. Des Richardson, Norske Skog

TECHNICAL SESSION

ADVANCED ANALYTICS

Ch: Murray Ellis, Australian Paper

TECHNICAL SESSION

PACKAGING MANUFACTURING

Ch: Carlo Bigaran, Visy

CHIP PREPARATION & QUALITY SEMINAR

Desmond Smith (Dr. Chip), BRUKS, USA

 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Techno-economic modelling for industrial symbiosis – identifying new wood processing opportunities at the Kawerau industrial cluster

Dr Muthasim Fahmy, Energy System Engineer, SCION, Rotorua, New Zealand

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM (MP)

Improved measurement to characterise flotation deinking performance using data reconciliation

Matthew O’Connor, Pulp and Paper Process Specialist, Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Limited Albury, NSW, Australia

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Packaging paper: Optimizing its investment for a better production

Bertrand Didier, Senior Sales Engineer, Asian & Oceania Countries, Allimand, Rives, France

PRESENTER: Desmond Smith

Desmond Smith is the manager of the West Coast Office of BRUKS Rockwood and is a specialist in bulk materials handling for the pulp and paper, board mill, sawmill, and engineered wood sectors. With 26 years’ experience in the production and screening of wood chips, bark and fuels primarily in these traditional wood industries, he brings a perspective of material diversity and solutions for difficult operating conditions to the arenas of liquid fuels, power, and pellet production. Desmond is a patent holder in chip screening and cleaning, and is internationally recognized for his work with chippers and wood chip production. He holds a doctorate in Forestry from the University of Missouri, and it can be said that he has truly earned the nickname, Dr. Chips.

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Steam exploded black pellet from bark and residues - a new possible value stream for the pulp and paper industry

Peter Björklund, Senior Process Engineer, Valmet, Sweden

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Runnability – The condition monitoring perspective

Edward Bondoc, Business Development Manager, Pulp and Paper Industry, SKF USA, CA, USA

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Understanding box performance in supply chains

Lou Sherman, Research Leader, Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand

 

 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Biorefinery opportunities in a TMP mill.

Thilina Gunawardhana, PhD Candidate, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

New possibilities for comprehensive on-line web monitoring and web inspection to improve papermaking efficiency and paper quality

Kari Hilden, President, Papertech Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

How to understand cross machine property profiles for packaging papers
Russell Allan, Director, Aurelia Group Consulting, Vic, Australia

 

AFTERNOON TEA

 

3rd BIO MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Ch: Dr. Nafty Vanderhoek, Consultant

TECHNICAL SESSION

ADVANCED ANALYTICS

Ch: Matthew O’Connor, Norske Skog

APPITA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
NETWORK (YPN)- LAUNCH
Ch: Thilina Gunawardhana, BioPRIA

CHIP PREPARATION & QUALITY SEMINAR

Desmond Smith (Dr. Chip), BRUKS, USA

 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Stability of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)-based wood plastic composites upon UV sunlight exposure

Clement Matthew Chan, PhD Student, University of Queensland, Qld, Australia

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Advanced analytics improve mill performance and reliability

Johanna Newcomb, Manager, Advanced Solution, Valmet, Tampere, Finland

YPN will have its inaugural forum at the 2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference.

 

The Young Professional’s Network (YPN) is a forum for aspiring young leaders to come together throughout the year, to engage, connect and share ideas, challenges and goals through social events and professional development opportunities.

 

In addition to an exciting keynote speech, the forum will include a panel discussion where senior and young professionals will share their experiences.

 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

GUEST KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Innovation Survivor: how to outthink, outsmart, and outlast your competitors
Judy Anderson, Inventologist, Inventium.

 

Panel Moderator:

Shaun Ang, PhD Candidate, BioPRIA, Monash University, Vic, Australia

 

Wrap up and close of seminar.

 

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The effect of wood pre-treatment conditions on enzymatic sugar yield for biofuel production from radiata pine

Karl Murton, Research Leader, Pulp, Paper & Pilot Plant Facilities, SCION, New Zealand

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM (MP)

Developing a Millwide System using the PI System Data Historian
Doug Veldman, Technical Business Development Manager, Australian Paper, Vic, Australia

 

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Analysis of Sulfolane in BioChar

Sophie Anderson, Laboratory Technician, FC Five Pty Ltd, Tas, Australia

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM (MP)

Managing big data in recycled paper manufacturing. A case study of WedgeTM usage at Orora’s B9 Paper Mill

Muzaffar A Goolam, Graduate Engineer, Orora Ltd, NSW, Australia

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

AFTER SESSION NETWORKING FUNCTION - EXHIBITION HALL

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY ABB

 

 


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Day 3: Thursday 16 November

 

2017 APPITA FVC CONFERENCE

Note: MP – Mill Paper

 

8:00 AM

REGISTATION OPEN

 

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM

WELCOME: Tim Woods, Director, IndustryEdge

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Canberra policy outage – the politics of energy
Ross Hampton,
CEO, Australian Forest Products Association

 

Challenges for pulp and paper, as a large-energy consuming industry, amidst today's Australian energy crisis
Royce DeSousa,
General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy, Australia
Cody Lin, Energy Purchasing & Strategy Manager, Visy, Australia

 

Pulp and paper transition opportunities

Stephen Parkinson, General Manager Biomanufacturing, Australian Paper, Australia

 

 

MORNING TEA

 

PACKAGING & FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS FORUM
Sponsored by Orora

Ch: Tim Woods, Industry Edge

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION & STANDARDS FORUM

Ch: Rohan Wilks, Australian Paper

HEALTH & SAFETY SYMPOSIUM

Sponsored by: SIA and the
P&P, OHS&E Unit
Ch: Denise Campbell Burns

SEMINAR WET END CHEMICAL TROUBLESHOOTING & OPTIMISATION

MILL MANAGERS FORUM

(INVITATION ONLY)

Ch: Jim Henneberry, Circa

 

ROOM 110

ROOM 111

ROOM 112

ROOM 109

ROOM 107

 

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
SPONSORS OPENING ADDRESS
Jacob Chretien, GM Technical - Paper & Recycling, Orora Limited, NSW, Australia

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Environmental ISO Standard update

Diane Kovacs, GHD, Principal Consultant - HSEQ Systems and Audits, Vic, Australia

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The changing nature of health & safety

David Clarke, Chief Executive Office, Safety Institute of Australia (SIA), Vic, Australia

Seminar – Wet End Chemical Troubleshooting & Optimisation

 

PREREGISTRTION REQUIRED

 

Internet pioneer Ivan Sutherland said, “It's very satisfying to take a problem we thought difficult and find a simple solution”.

 

 

 

Proudly sponsored by

 

Beca AMEC

 

 

The Mill Managers Forum is a regular feature of the Appita Annual Conference program.

 

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Packaging - latest innovations, trends and opportunities

Peter Berg, Director of Knowledge, McKinsey’s Global Paper & Forest Products Practice, Stockholm, Sweden

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
EPA Victoria Regulation Review

Stephen Landsdell, EPA Regional Manager, Vic, Australia

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Functional safety in the pulp and paper industry
John Belgrave, Sr. Associate – Electrical and Instrumentation

Beca AMEC, New Zealand

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Packaging Unwrapped: Chinese regulation of food-contact paper

Mark Thompson, Attorney, Keller & Heckman LLP, Washington DC, USA

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION:

Moderator: Rohan Wilks, Environmental Manager, Australian Paper , Vic, Australia

 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Keeping safety high on the agenda when an organisation turns ‘lean
Peter Guy, National Health & Safety Manager, Australian Paper, Maryvale, Vic, Australia

 

LUNCH

 

PACKAGING & FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS FORUM

Ch: Steven Woollacott, Visy

TECHNICAL SESSION

WASTEWATER/EFFLUENT

Ch: Dr. Karen Stack, UTAS

HEALTH & SAFETY SYMPOSIUM

DEEPWATER HORIZON INVESTIGATIVE INSIGHT SEMINAR
Ch: Denise Campbell Burns

SEMINAR WET END CHEMICAL TROUBLESHOOTING & OPTIMISATION

MILL MANAGERS FORUM

(INVITATION ONLY)

 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Regulation of chemical migration from packaging into food

Leise Berven, PhD, Senior Scientist, Scientific Strategy, International and Surveillance Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
INVITED SPEAKER How far can we go in closing the water circuits in papermaking?

Professor Angeles Blanco, Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Complutense University of Madrid, Avda Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Investigative Insights Seminar
PREREGISTRTION REQUIRED

 

Appita & the Pulp & Paper Industry Health, Safety & Environment Unit in partnership with the Safety Institute of Australia are hosting a special screening of the 2016 movie ‘Deepwater Horizon’ followed by a presentation and Q&A session.

BP’s Deepwater Horizon is one of the most recognised workplace disasters in the world. It took 11 lives, created a massive environmental disaster in the US Gulf of Mexico, significantly damaged the public reputation of BP and cost them $US62 billion in fines, lawsuits and clean up. But what lessons does this workplace disaster have for the pulp and paper sector?

In this seminar series Doug McLean, of Nalco Water, will briefly introduce useful problem-solving tools and techniques; then transition to an interactive workshop where wet-end chemical problems brought by participants will be tackled together with help from Martin Hubbe’s: Trouble-shooting Guide for Papermaking Wet-End Chemistry”. The aim will be to break down problems, rather than adding more chemicals to the problem.

 

This seminar is designed for people working in the area of paper making chemicals, such as mill chemical engineers,

technical managers, shift managers, machine operators and technical specialists from

chemical companies.

 

The main aim of the forum is to provide a means for senior managers from the Australian & New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry to meet and address critical management issues relating to today's mill environment. It is an invitation only event, and there is a consensus agenda – managers select the topics.

 

The topics are generally wide-ranging, covering culture change, mill safety, water and energy management, industrial relations, addressing skills shortages and lean manufacturing.

 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Change of regulatory requirements and market demands - a threat or a chance?

Ramon Rohé, Business Development, Omya AG, Switzerland

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM (MP)
DNA sequencing of pulp and paper wastewater treatment systems to inform process analysis

Rohan Wilks, Environment Manager, Australian Paper Maryvale Mill, Vic, Australia

 

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Printing inks & their impact on food packaging safety assessments

Frederick Vale, Compliance Manager – DIC Australia & New Zealand, DIC Australia

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM (MP)

Pilot scale studies of effluent from the manufacture of levoglucosenonen and Cyrene

Dr Des Richardson, Senior Scientist - Business Development, Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd, Tas, Australia

 

AFTERNOON TEA

 

PACKAGING & FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS FORUM

Ch: Steven Woollacott, Visy

TECHNICAL SESSION

FOREST & WOOD PRODUCTS

Ch: Dr. Des Richardson,
Norske Skog

HEALTH & SAFETY SYMPOSIUM

DEEPWATER HORIZON INVESTIGATIVE INSIGHT SEMINAR
Ch: Denise Campbell Burns

SEMINAR WET END CHEMICAL TROUBLESHOOTING & OPTIMISATION

MILL MANAGERS FORUM

(INVITATION ONLY)

 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Recycled paper requirements in the US. Untangling the FDA.
Mark Thompson, Attorney, Keller & Heckman LLP, Washington DC, USA

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Effect of composition and process variables on colloidal stability of Pinus radiata wood extractives

Dr Karen Stack, Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, Tas, Australia

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Presentation and Q&A

 

The presentation and Q&A session will be facilitated by Peter Wilkinson – GM Risk, Noetic Group and Professor Andrew Hopkins – Australian National University, and offers a unique opportunity to identify the most relevant issues related to process safety on the Deepwater Horizon rig leading up to and on 20 April 2010.

PRESENTER: Doug McLean

 

Doug McLean has worked in the pulp and paper industry for over 20 years, 15 years with Nalco Chemical Company (Canada, USA, NZ & Australia). Doug has also worked as a pulp and paper lecturer.

 

Doug holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Maine as well as a MSc and a PhD, in wood pitch chemistry, from the University of Tasmania.

Senior Managers from the following leading pulp & paper manufacturing companies in Australia & New Zealand will be in attendance.

 

       · Australian Paper

       · Orora

       · Visy

       · Winstone Pulp International

 

 

NEW SPEAKER COMPETITION
Ch: Vesna Milunovic, Appita

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION:

Facilitator: Steven Woollacott,

Manager - Fibre Testing Lab & Food Contact Compliance, Visy Technology & Innovation Centre, Vic Australia

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM (MP)

Optimising Kinleith's demineralisation plants
Karl Taylor, Plant Engineer – Caustic & Kilns, Oji Fibre Solutions, Kinleith, New Zealand

 

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM (MP)
Wastewater pilot plant to test the viability of activated sludge

Sam Lineham, Environmental Engineering Student, Australian Paper Maryvale Mill, Vic, Australia

 

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
APPITA AWARDS DINNER, MELBOURNE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LEOPARD LODGE – SPONSORED BY THE MANILDRA GROUP

 



SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Day 4 – Friday 17 November

 

2017 APPITA FVC CONFERENCE

 

CONFERENCE TOUR

 

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

A tour of the Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) and the Food Innovation Centre, Monash University will be held on Fri 17 November.

Tour departs the MCEC at 9:00 am and returns at approximately 4:15 pm.

 

Appita members will have the opportunity to have an exclusive visit to BioPRIA and the Food Innovation Centre (FIC) at Monash Clayton.

 

BioPRIA is an institute engaged in creating new industries and transforming established ones through education and research. Located within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University, BioPRIA is the offspring of the Australian Pulp and Paper Institute (APPI), which was established in 1989.

 

The focus of BioPRIA is on the conversion of bioresources into advanced materials, chemicals, energy and food. The major component of this research is conducted within the Bioprocessing Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (BAMI) which is developing new products and markets, increasing operational efficiency and improving product quality. The tour of BioPRIA will showcase cutting-edge research being conducted in the areas biomaterials and biosurfaces.

 

The Food Innovation Centre (FIC) The Food Innovation Centre @ Monash is designed as an industry shared service platform. FIC provides accessible world class expertise and capabilities - that are designed support and build the capabilities of the Australian food sector. The tour of FIC will showcase a proven methodology for innovation that increases the odds of success for consumer products. Ideas are developed and shared with consumers from scratch to 3D model building, testing and printing and then placing that new product in a virtual store planogram to ensure future consumer preference. Immersive Virtual Reality environments, eye tracking and a state-of-the-art design studio are all part of the tour. Come and meet the team of Industry professionals that run the FIC and see the latest technology.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

 

9:00 am


Bus Depart MCEC


10:00 am


Arrive BioPRIA – Presentation by Gil Garnier, Director, BioPRIA


10:30 am


Morning Tea


11:00 am


BioPRIA Tour

1. Nanocellulose production and characterisation
2. Conditioned test room and paper sheet characterisation
3. Studies on adsorption of pollutants on paper filters
4. Nanocellulose gels and applications
5. Paper diagnostics for blood typing


12:30 pm


Lunch BioPRIA


1:15 pm


Food Innovation Centre – Presentation by Angeline Achariya, Chief Executive Officer followed by tour of the Food Innovation Centre visualisation lab, design lab, food incubator, Cave 2 immersive visualisation space.


3:15 pm


Leave for MCEC.

 

4:00 pm

Arrive MCEC

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE POSTERS

Authors will be available at break times at the poster display area to answer questions.

 

Greycon - Integrating demand management, production planning, trim optimisation and logistics planning into a coherent solution

GOULIMIS, Constantine1, LAUNONEN, Urpo2*

1CEO, Greycon Ltd, London, UK, 2Managing Director, UJL Pty Ltd, Vic, 3116, Australia

 

Who is going to optimize paper machine clothing?

LENSVELT, Marcel F.1, LAUNONEN, Urpo2*
1President and owner of Feltest Equipment BV, Eerbeek, Netherlands, 2Managing Director, UJL Pty Ltd, Vic 3116, Australia

Procemex integrated web monitoring and web inspection system – The latest solutions for pulp and paper machines

ÅKERBERG, Ingvar1, PISPALA, Kristiina2*

1Sales Manager, 2Marketing Manager, Procemex Inc, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

Two new on-line fibre property measurements
SUNDVALL, Öjvind 1, LAUNONEN, Urpo 2

1Manager, PulpEye AB, ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden, 2Managing Director, UJL Pty. Ltd., Victoria Australia