RPTA Seminar and Roundtable

Safe Paper Machine Tail Threading

October 16-17, 2018
Dayton, Ohio

RPTA is pleased to sponsor a seminar/roundtable on safe paper machine tail threading as outlined below. Bryan Wicks of Mantech will address a comprehensive overview on this subject on October 16. On October 17, there will be an organized tour of the Graphic Packaging Middletown mill to see some of this technology.


  • 1:00- 5:00 PM Safe Paper Machine Tail Treading – Presented by Bryan Wicks, Mantech

During this afternoon session Bryan Wicks will cover the following concepts;

  • History of Auto Threading, Main Suppliers in Today’s Market, Differences Between Suppliers, Differences Between Equipment
  • Equipment used for Lightweights, High Speed News and Writing, Board, Pulp
  • Press Threading – Couch, Press to Press, Press to Dryers
  • Inter-Dryer Threading
  • Size Press Threading
  • Dryer to Calender
  • Calender Stack Threading
  • Dryer to Reel
  • Re-Winder Threading
  • Rope System Threading
  • Ropeless Threading
  • Rope Diverters – Size Press, Edge Markers, Scanners
  • Tail Cutters – Types and Application to Grades


  • 8:00 – 10:00 AM: Tour of Graphic Packaging Middletown Mill
  • 10:00-12:00 PM: Questions and Open Discussion

To register for this event, please click here.

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Please note block rates available until September 24, 2018.


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