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Falling for Paper Making Education

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Paper industry professionals are heading back to campus this fall to reignite their passion for education in paper making. The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) and TAPPI are working in partnership to bring you a series of laboratory-focused short courses designed to elevate your industry knowledge:

September 5-6
Hands On Paper Making Course

October 10-11
Advanced Paper Making: Formation
Register by September 11, 2019 to save.

November 7-8
Advanced Paper Making: Additives
Register by October 8, 2019 to save.

These short courses will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and feature classroom-style 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 paper making process.

Hands-On Paper Making Course will cover:

  • The history of paper making
  • Wood fiber and other structures
  • Chemical composition of wood
  • Wood harvesting and handling operations
  • Mechanical, chemical and hybrid pulping
  • Bleaching
  • Paper making equipment
  • And more!

Advanced Paper Making: Formation will cover:

  • 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

Advanced Paper Making: Additives will cover:

  • The difference between acid and alkaline paper making
  • 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

Don’t delay – register and reserve your seat today!

Our last class sold out! 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!


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