Fiber Development & Sustainability for Value Creation in the Tissue Industry

June 4 - 5, 2019 

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina

Our theme this year is “Fiber Development & Sustainability for Value Creation in the Hygiene Tissue Industry.” An agenda tailored to discuss advances in tissue research led by top universities across the world. Presentations will focus on advances in fiber modification for value creation, efforts toward fiber reduction, scientific discussion on the true sustainability of hygiene tissue products. The Tissue Pack Innovation Lab at NC State University will also show case tissue testing capabilities along with hands-on training led by distinguished academic and industry experts.  



Professionals get a discount for registration by April 5


Students get 60% discount


Who Should Attend?

This event is the perfect place to learn and network. Our past events have brought nearly 200 attendees (85% producers)  


This is how you will benefit:

Come to learn about new processes to reduce cost. Also, get trained in our three on-site training workshops (at no additional costs)

Process engineers

Learn strategies to reduce cost and trends affecting the profitability of your organization

Business controllers

Listen to researchers and practitioners about strategies to reduce cost and isolate market effects


Understand the dynamics driving market trends and consumption patterns and how to link those to efficient capital investment

Directors and VP's

Learn how the market is evolving in North America by listening to top-notch market research analyses on product performance and pricing on the shelf. Also, learn how to profit from sustainability  

Marketing/Product developers 

Topics of Discussion

Tissue Conference NCSU 2019 is based on four core topics for discussion

Business Intelligence

Market trends and manufacturing landscape

- Consumer preference by region (NA, LatAm, Asia, Europe)


- Manufacturing cost landscape

- Fiber market trends​

- Disrupting technologies shaping the tissue industry

Sustainability and Strategic Planning

Brown fiber vs white fiber; recycled fibers vs virgin fibers, product offering & sourcing

- Sustainability “marketing”, performance & pricing: evidence from the field

- Brown vs white & recycled vs virgin

- Economics of a flexible fiber sourcing

Fiber Development

Fiber modification, utilization, and strategies to reduce fiber use


- Market pulps & refining


- Strategic use of nano cellulose & refining for fiber reduction


- Cellulosic materials with tunable slow-release of active substance


- Antibacterial tissue

On-Site Training

Tissue machine technology, fiber development and NCSU capabilities

- Tissue paper technology converting

- Fiber development for tissue

- Hands-on creeping


Some of Our Speakers

Mr. Jose “Pepe” Guirao MBA

VP Finance Essity

Lee W. Reisinger

Tissue Machine Technology Expert at ReiTech Incorporated

Lokendra Pal

Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University

Ronalds Gonzalez

Co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab and Faculty of Conversion Economics and Supply Chain in the Paper Science & Engineering at NC State

Soile Kilpi

Head of Poyry Management Consulting North America 

Rod Fisher​

President and Founder of Fisher International  

Richard Phillips 

Former Global Senior VP Technology at International Paper and current Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State

Bud Chase

Vice President  – Tissue


Martin Hubbe

Professor at NC State University and Buckman Distinguished Scientist

Joel Pawlak

Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University

Giselher Gruener

President, Emtec 

Sudipta Dasmohapatra

Adjunct Professor in Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Hasan Jameel 
Professor Department of Forest Biomaterials NCSU

Tiago de Assis

PhD Student on Fiber Development at NC State University




Past Events

 Tissue Day 2016

Technology Trends in Tissue Manufacturing




 Tissue Day 2018

Fiber Development, Sourcing, Trends & Innovation





Suggested hotels



Talley Student Union at NC State University

2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA


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