Speaker: Mark S. Christopher


Mark    has spent the last 22 years focused on the development and application of new specialty chemistry in the manufacture of tissue. Through his Buckman career Mark has held the responsibility of Tissue market manager for Canada and also for Australia-New Zealand. He was Tissue Product manager for The United States and is currently Global Market Development Manager, based in Memphis Tennessee.

Mark’s main areas of expertise are optimization of the yankee creping process for grade development, quality and efficiency improvement. He has experience across all types of tissue manufacturing assets from wet and dry crepe, TAD and hybrid machine designs.

Technical Session 3: Chemicals - Improved Profitability, Strength and Softness 

Cost effective surface treatments for softer tissue

11 April 2017, 17:00 – 17:20

Traditional softness additives for improved surface feel have been largely focused on wet end debonding chemistries and converting applied lotions. Developments in tactile improvement additives over the past few years has resulted in a new class of chemistries that can be applied on machine without the detrimental tensile impact of debonders or the high cost and application complexity of converting lotions.