Technical Program

September 10 - 12, 2019 | Fort Worth, Texas

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Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee

Monday, September 9

6:00 - 9:00pm  Speakers Dinner ***Invite Only***  

Tuesday, September 10

8:00am ‐ 5:00pm

Registration Open 

West Promenade

8:00am ‐ 10:00am

Breakfast Sponsored by NEG

Crystal B

  “Short Course: Fundamentals of Fiberglass Mat Manufacturing – Chemistry” Sponsored by Hexion Crystal A
  Moderator:  Pete Wallace, Pete Wallace LLC & Dan Smith, Fiberteq  
  "Intro: 3 Closed Loop Systems"  
  Pete Wallace, Pete Wallace LLC  
Forming Section 
  "Fiberglass Fiber and Sizing"  
  Tom Mathews, Johns Manville  
  "White Water Visc Modifier, Dispersant, Ph."  & "Biocides and Defoamers"  
  Philip Yu, Nalco & Chris Barron,  Chem Treat  
  "Former & Vaccum Boxes"  
   Klaus Afflerbach, VOITH  
12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH Crystal B
Application Section 
  Jack Trieu, GAPAC  
  "Latex Resin, Defoamer"  
  John Norton, BASF  
  Interaction Water, Glass Sizing, Viscosity Modifier, Dispersant, UF Resin, Latex  
  Viscosity, Surface Tension, Foam, Blips, Separation, Build Up, Vacuum & LOI  
  Seal Pit, Applicator, Wire, Vacuum Boxes  
  Panel Discussion  
3:00 - 3:20pm BREAK  
Drying & Curing    
  "Oven Operations and Adjustments"  
  Tom Mathews, Johns Manville  
Questions & Discussion
  Pete Wallace, Pete Wallace LLC & Dan Smith, Fiberteq  
Welcome Reception and Dinner Sponsored by Voith
6:00 - 10:00pm    
  Billy Bob's - Fort Worth - Stockyards Restaurant in Stockyards  

Wednesday, September 11

Conference Tour
7:00am ‐ 5:00pm Registration Open West Promenade
7:00am ‐ 8:00am Breakfast Crystal B
8:00am - 5:00pm Bus Departs 8:00am SHARP  
  GAF Ennis - Mat & Shingle Facility   
Networking Reception and Dinner Sponsored by GAF
6:30pm - 8:30pm    
  Top Golf - Fort Worth Topgolf

Thursday, September 12

Technical Sessions 
7:30am ‐ 5:00pm Registration Open West Promenade
7:00am ‐ 8:00am Breakfast Sponsored by NEG Crystal B
7:30 - 8:30am "TAPPI Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee Meeting"  
  Mark McAteer, Chairman - GAF  
General Topics    
8:30 - 10:00am    
  "3M Housing Update" Crystal A
  Tim Worms, 3M  
10:00 - 10:20am BREAK  
10:20 - 11:20am    
  "Fiberglass Mat Production Roundtable"  
  Mark McAteer, GAF; Randy Brumley, GAF; Kirby Erickson, GAF; Dan Smith, Fiberteq; Pedro Romero, Saint-Gobain; Thomas Matthews, Johns Manville  
11:20am - 12:00pm    
  Chris Baron, Chem Treat  
12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH Crystal B
1:20 -2:00pm    
  "Changing the Game: Using Criticality to Drive Reliability" Crystal A 
  Jamie Medlin, R.E. Mason  

"A Roadmap to the Digital Glass Mat Factory"

Klaus Afflerbach, VOITH

 Crystal A 
2:45 - 3:00pm BREAK  
  "Oven Safety"  Crystal A 
   Kirby Erickson, GAF  
3:45 - 4:30pm    
  "Best Practice for Viscosity Modification of Fiberglass Mat Whitewater"  Crystal A 
  Blaine Krause, NALCO