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Surface Treatment System Training – A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the Surface

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Surface adhesion can be a sticky matter, and so is ongoing training within this industry. This May, TAPPI, in partnership with ITW Pillar Technologies, will present a training workshop for those who supervise, operate, or maintain surface treatment systems. Attendees will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of surface energy and how corona and plasma surface modification technologies can offer solutions to surface wettability and adhesion at the TAPPI Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course
The workshop will be on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the ITW Pillar Technologies facility in Hartland, Wis., where you will have the opportunity to work with the on-site, fully-equipped pilot line. 
After successfully completing this course you will:
  • Understand different surface treatment system designs.
  • Calculate and use watt density to positively influence surface treatment results.
  • Recognize how to measure surface tension and the factors that affect wettability and adhesion.
  • Identify and apply troubleshooting techniques and preventive maintenance best practices.
  • Understand the capabilities, specifications, and chemical functionalization effects provided by atmospheric plasma technologies.
  • Improve surface adhesion and product performance.
  • Encounter hands-on utilization of corona and plasma surface modification technologies on a laboratory line. 
  • Know how the pilot line equipment is calibrated.
  • Learn how webs are threaded through the system.
  • Discover how electrical assemblies are calibrated to materials and the ground rule.
  • Ascertain how to optimize operation of the system.
The course will be led by Rory Wolf, Business Unit Manager with ITW Pillar Technologies, who is a recognized industry resource in the field of polymer surface modification. He has published 33 technical papers, 41 industry articles, and three books on the topic of plastic surface modification by atmospheric plasma technology. 
Who Should Attend?
  • Process engineers and supervisors working in flexible packaging converting operations
  • Printing/coating/lamination operators working in film extrusion segments
  • Maintenance managers working in nonwovens and textile finishing segments
  • Superintendents and technical assistants working in paper and foil converting segments
  • Process and product developers, as well as business development, marketing, and R&D team members.
Check out the course schedule and what you’ll learn in just one day. Register today and bring along your colleagues.  


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