Enhancing Reel Safety, along with Improving Coater and Sizer Efficiency

Start date: Apr 10, 2024

End date: Apr 10, 2024

Location: Webinar, North America

Customer quoteWebinar Date: April 10th, 1:00 pm EDT, 45 minutes + Q&A

Webinar Description

Whether you’re dealing with legacy machinery or transitioning to newer systems, this session is tailored to address your needs. The batch processing conducted at the reel poses significant safety risks for mill operators and maintenance personnel. We will focus on various safety hazards at the reel and measures to mitigate those without compromising operation.

You will also be given typical examples of maintenance needs for coaters and size presses. From there, learn about our patented Starch Kidney Recirc and Screening System. This system not only adds extra filtration to allow your system to run with cleaner starch, but it also allows the system to stay online without any losses during unexpected downs.

Here’s what you’ll gain insights into:

    1. Safety First: Reel Operations, Best Practices, and Guidelines:
      • Discover the best practices and guidelines utilized by Valmet when evaluating machine safety.
      • Understand common safety challenges observed at mill sites.
      • Practical examples demonstrating safety enhancements, even on older machines.
    2. Optimizing Coater and Size Press Efficiency:
      • Understand typical maintenance requirements for Valmet coaters and size presses. Common services conducted will be presented.
      • Dive into our patented Starch Kidney Recirc and Screening System. This can be applied to any OEM supply system. Remember, your safety matters, and we’re committed to supporting your success while ensuring a secure working environment. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance safety, performance, and efficiency in your paper manufacturing processes. Register now! 

[NOTE: The webinar will be in the English language. This webinar is only offered to process and energy industry facility owners, pulp, paper, board and tissue producers, process and energy industry consultants and university faculty and students. Use your company or university domain email address when registering. Products and services mentioned in this presentation may not be available in all regions.]


Josh Hadel

Josh Hadel
Product Manager,
Coater & Size Press

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Josh, currently in his third year at Valmet, serves as the Product Manager for Coaters and Size Presses within the North American Board and Tissue Solution business. With over 7 years of industry experience, Josh brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

His journey in the paper industry began as a Reliability Engineer and later as a Shift Supervisor at Packaging Corporation of America. From there, Josh transitioned to Verso Corporation, where he held positions as a Shift Supervisor and a Finishing Area Coordinator. These roles provided invaluable insights into the intricacies of paper production for the board and coated specialty industries.

At Valmet, Josh uses his expertise to identify the specific needs of each customer and to offer solutions that fit their goals. He builds strong relationships with customers and helps them achieve optimal performance with Valmet’s products.

Josh graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering management technology. He is driven by a passion for innovation and a dedication to excellence, which he applies to every solution he delivers.

Sebastien Painchaud

Sébastien Painchaud
Product Manager,

Sébastien brings over 30 years of experience in the paper industry, starting from his days as a summer Reel operator at a local mill. With a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Sébastien has held diverse roles such as Project Engineer, Application Engineer, and Reel Product Manager at Valmet. His expertise spans the entire paper manufacturing process, enabling him to troubleshoot process issues and improve safety measures. Sébastien's educational background includes studies at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal and INSA Engineering of Toulouse, France.

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