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Register Today – Advanced Hands-On Papermaking

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The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology and TAPPI have partnered together to bring you two exciting courses to further your papermaking knowledge this year:


Both will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and feature classroom sessions and hands-on training using the university’s Fourdrinier Pilot Paper Machine. 

Led by Dr. Gerry Ring, Professor Emeritus of Paper Science and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, attendees will gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process. 

  • the relationship between sheet structure and paper qualities
  • why paper making fibers floc
  • manufacturing techniques that minimize fiber floccing
  • the relationship between sheet structure, formation, and paper properties
  • both visual and instrumental measurement of formation
  • the difficulties associated with the correlation of visual formation assessment and the instrument measurement.
  • the difference between acid and alkaline papermaking
  • the difference between process additives and product improving additives
  • the basics of retention aid functionality
  • the difference between wet and dry strength additives
  • foam control, pitch control and biocides
  • the purpose and use of fillers.
"The course had good classroom/hands–on ratios. We got to apply what we learned right away."
—  Jack Ingram, Neenah Papers

Register and save your seat today! Class size is limited to just 16 attendees in order to ensure generous time for questions and discussion during classroom sessions and hands-on opportunity on the paper machine.

TAPPI Members receive additional discounts. Not a member? Join or renew today!

Additional Upcoming Courses:
Hands On Papermaking Course - September 6-7, 2018
Advanced Papermaking: Formation - October 11-12, 2018
Advanced Papermaking: Additives - November 8-9, 2018
 

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