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Learn the Ins and Outs of Coating Directly From Industry Experts

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Attend the Paper and Paperboard Coating Course, July 19-21 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and gain a holistic understanding of coating materials, processes, and applications as well as recent advances and trends in functional packaging, barrier materials, and curtain coating.

The course will be held on Western Michigan University's Engineering Campus in beautiful Kalamazoo, MI and taught by more than a dozen speakers; all experts in their field! The networking alone is worth the price of admission.

The course also includes tours of the WMU Paper Pilot Plants (high-speed coater, paper machine, recycling plants) and paper-related laboratories, and a networking dinner at Bell’s Brewery.

Topics Covered include:

  • Pigments
  • Binders
  • Additives
  • Formulations development and characterization
  • Coating equipment and process overview
  • Rheology
  • Coated products overview and applications
  • Packaging development
  • Barrier materials and curtain coating
  • Barrier coating technology will be included in most of these topics due to the popularity and relevance to the industry 

Who should attend?
Process and Production Engineers, Product Development and Research Scientists, Technical Managers, Machine Supervisors, Suppliers, or other technical people who are new to the field of coatings. This course will also be helpful for marketing, business planning personnel, and others who are involved in developing alternative grades.

Need Approval to Attend? We can help!
It can be a challenge asking for approval to attend TAPPI training events. Check out the materials provided here that can assist you in making a strong case for the investment in your professional development and job performance.

Earn CEUs!
Earn 1.4 CEUs after completion of this course. There are no education prerequisites, but a general familiarity with coating materials and processes is recommended.


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