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FPInnovations’ Applied Tissue Course rescheduled amid COVID-19 concerns


March 24, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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FPInnovations pilot tissue machine. Photo: FPInnovationsFPInnovations pilot tissue machine. Photo: FPInnovations

FPInnovations’ hands-on Applied Tissue Course scheduled for May 12-13 has been rescheduled for October 27-28 due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19.

The Applied Tissue Course will take place at FPInnovations’ Montreal location. Due to the hands-on demonstrations and workshop nature of the course, FPInnovations decided it would be in the best interest of the health and safety of attendees and instructors to delay the course until the fall.

“We’re very disappointed to have to announce the postponement of the Applied Tissue Course, but it’s the wisest action to take for the sake of all our participants, employees and business partners who will be attending and giving the course,” says Stéphan Larivière, FPInnovations pulp and paper industry sector leader, in a statement. “We are living through unprecedented times.”

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The course will provide a comprehensive understanding of tissue properties and tissue manufacturing. The course is offered in collaboration with tissue partners Cristini, Fabio-Perini, Kadant, Solenis, and Toscotec.

The course will provide:

  • Hands-on manufacturing experience with field experts and suppliers on FPInnovations’ pilot tissue machine
  • The opportunity to test tissue properties in labs and improve tissue performance through optimization
  • In-depth knowledge of the tissue-making process, fibre physics and tissue performance
  • An understanding of 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 registration, pricing and hotel accommodations is available on the FPInnovations events page.