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Dubai Tissuetech 2022 is the major scientific congress dedicated to hygiene tissue and paperboard in the EMEA region. Professors Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez and Dr. Hasan Jameel have tailored our agenda, both recognized experts in their fields from North Carolina State University, to discuss advances in hygiene tissue and paperboard research led by top universities and research institutions across the world. Presentations will focus on the outlook for the industry for 2023, advances in fiber and furnish development and performance, efforts toward fiber reduction, scientific discussion on the true sustainability of hygiene tissue products, and sustainability metrics. Dubai Tissuetech 2022 is the perfect place to learn and get trained!

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Scientific Committee of the Congress

Dr. Ronalds W. Gonzalez

Chair Scientific Committee, North Carolina State University, USA

Dr. Orlando Rojas

Canada Excellence Research Chair. University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Maria Soledad Peresin

Auburn University, USA

Dr. Hasan Jameel

North Carolina State University, USA

Call for Presentation

The Scientific Committee of the 2022 EMEA Hygiene Tissue & Paperboard Congress has opened the reception for scientific and industrial presentations. This is a unique opportunity to speak at the major Hygiene Tissue & Paperboard Congress in the EMEA region. Please submit your proposed topic for presentations to this email: Review the attached guidelines and format to submit your presentation proposal.

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Who Should Attend?

This event is the perfect place to learn and network.

Process Engineers

Come to learn about new processes to reduce cost.

Business Controllers

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


Listen to researchers and practitioners about strategies to reduce costs and the impact of market effects.

Directors and VP's

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

Marketing/Product developers

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

Tissue Technologist

Learn about fiber development, strategies to maintain/improve product performance while minimizing cost, and sustainability in the industry.


The 2022 Dubai Tissuetech is based on four core topics for discussion


1. Business Management Update

  • Global megatrends & global dynamics
  • Perspectives of the tissue business across different regions
  • Change in the landscape of market pulps (recycled and virgin fibers)
  • Transformation towards e-commerce

2. Fiber & Furnish Development

  • Fiber development
  • Strategies for fiber reduction in tissue manufacturing
  • Product performance in cash and carry & discount store brands vs. national brands
  • Nanomaterials for tissue products and hygiene industry
  • Antibacterial tissue

3. Tissue Technology & Sustainability

  • Sustainability “marketing”, performance & pricing: evidence from the field
  • Brown vs. white & recycled vs. virgin
  • Alternative fibers in tissue manufacturing
  • Economics of flexible fiber sourcing

4. Paperboard

  • Business perspective
  • Trends in paperboard light weighting
  • Sustainable materials for smart packaging


The 2022 Dubai Tissuetech will feature three technical workshops taught by acclaimed keynote speakers:

The Evolution of Tissue Manufacturing Technologies

Lee W. Reisinger, ReiTech Incorporated, USA

The Laws of Physics Governing Tissue Properties

Joel Pawlak, North Carolina State University, USA

Understanding Fibers' Potential to Develop Flexible Sourcing Programs

Franklin Zambrano, Solenis, USA

Confirmed Speakers


Future of the Packaging Industry

Dr. Hasan Jameel

North Carolina State University, USA


Current Landscape and Future of the Hygiene Tissue Industry

Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez

North Carolina State University, USA


The evolution of tissue manufacturing technologies

Lee Reisinger

ReiTech, USA


Environmental sustainability perception toward obvious recovered waste content in paper-based packaging: an online and in-person survey best-worst scaling experiment

Dr. Richard Venditti

North Carolina State University, USA


Dr. Med Byrd

North Carolina State University, USA


Dr. Orlando Rojas

Canada Excellence Research Chair. University of British Columbia, Canada


Nonwood fibers for hygiene tissue

Tiago De Assis

Hygiene Tissue Creping Specialist, Georgia Pacific, USA


3D optimization of Tissue Paper Materials

Dr. Joana Curto

Professor University of Beira Interior, Portugal


Fiber Reduction Technology

Dr. Franklin Zambrano

Senior Scientist Solenis, USA


Optimization of sustainable tissue paper materials using enzymatic Strategies and Micro/Nanofibrillated Cellulose incorporation

Flávia Pinto Morais

University of Beira Interior, Portugal


Planted Forests, Fibers and Tissue

Francides Gomes

University of São Paulo, Brazil


Tissue Production in the Bioeconomy

Luis Carlos Félix Tapia

RISE Research Institutes Of Sweden


Improving the tissue paper strength by combining stratified forming and pulp fractionation’

Dr. Jérémie Viguié

Research Engineer at University of Grenoble Alps, France


Dr. Maria Soledad Peresin

Auburn University, USA

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ProPaper Dubai 2022: Co-located Event

PROPAPER DUBAI 2022, the professional trade fair paper, tissue, packaging and hygiene industry shall be held at the Festival Arena, Festival City, Dubai during 20-22 Sept 2022. The show has been conceived as a professional destination and vantage point for global and regional paper & tissue industry players to explore, partner, market and invest to leverage growth from the increasing demand for paper products in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
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