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Online Training for Your Corrugated Workforce

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TAPPI Academy is dedicated to developing a technologically advanced workforce. Our eLearning courses provide the corrugated industry opportunities to grow, achieve, and succeed by providing unsurpassed technical online knowledge from proven industry experts.

The courses are presented in a concise format that consists of narrated animation of components and processes. Site licenses are available for each course or easily purchased for individual use. You can upload into your mill’s LMS or view them in a simple browser format for convenient access to training for operators, new hires, and other employees, without the expense of travel. 

(Includes all modules below, which can be purchased separately)
This fundamental corrugated packaging and box training course covers corrugated material manufacturing and converting processes and includes both equipment and process descriptions as well as performance testing and plant safety.

This course will familiarize you with some common industry terms, describe popular corrugated board and corrugated box styles, and discuss corrugated box usage considerations.

This course describes the design and operation of box plant equipment, including printer-slotters, folder-gluers, stitchers, tapers, laminators, presses, litho-laminators, bundlers, and palletizers.
This course will discuss safe work behaviors, equipment safety hazards, stored energy hazards, chemical hazards, emergency stops, as well as vehicle and pedestrian hazards within box plants.
This course describes wood fiber sources, chemical pulping and papermaking processes, and various glues, inks, and coatings used in the production of corrugated board and corrugated boxes.
This course describes the corrugating process including information on Wet End Components, Preconditioning and Preheating, Corrugating and Pressure Rolls, Adhesive Application, Double Facer Glue Unit and Hot Plate Section, Dry End Components, Stacker, and Double and Triple Wall Corrugators.
This course describes tests used to predict the stacking performance of corrugated board boxes, performance of corrugated boxes during handling, and tests used to monitor corrugating and converting operations at box plants, including the flat crush test (FCT), warp test, and pin adhesion test.
This course describes corrugated board and box making equipment, design and operation of rotary and platen die cutters, as well as in-line sectional die cutter machines.
The objective of this course is to impart an understanding of a brief history of corrugating adhesives, then describe the purpose or function of the ingredients in modern, starch-based corrugating adhesives.
This course introduces some common box plant equipment and processes, and discusses equipment layout, material flows, and storage considerations in box plants.
This course describes the design and operation of the machine sections that make up a flexo folder-gluer, including the feed section, printing section, creaser-slotter, die cutter, glue lap unit, folding section, and delivery end.

For more information on these and all our eLearning courses, contact training@tappi.org.


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