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WMU holds Barrier Coating Symposium

Sept. 22, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Paper technology specialists at Western Michigan University will act as hosts to the University's third Barrier Coating Symposium Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 13, at the Fetzer Center on the WMU campus.

The informative symposium offers a full program that will provide papermakers, suppliers, and converters with information about new technologies and a look at cutting-edge research being developed to address the issues faced by the barrier coating markets.

It has been two years since the last symposium, so this year's program is packed full of new materials and methods for producing barrier coated products. Topics in the symposium include nanotechnology, repulpability, new binders, new fluorocarbon alternatives, and such new methods as soft tipped blades and curtain coating. New test methods and factors affecting barrier performance on linerboard will also be addressed.

Early registration benefits end Sept. 25. For the complete symposium program and registration information visit the synmposium Web site at <conference.wmich.edu/paper/paper.html>. Questions may be directed to Jan Walter, director of WMU's paper pilot plants, at (269) 276-3540 or <jan.walter@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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