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Agenda

The 2022 Paper and Paperboarding Coating Course was held on July 19-21. The agenda for 2022 can be seen below.

Day 1

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

7:30 a.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.

Intro/Safety/Logistics

Lon Pschigoda

8:15 a.m.

Why are aqueous coatings used?

Chuck Klass

9:00 a.m.

Paperboard and paper substrates

John Bergin

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Carbonates (GCC, PCC), Talc, Gypsum, 
ATH, Alumina

Steve Ottone

11:15 a.m.

Kaolin, Calcined Clay, TiO2, Silica and
Plastic Pigments 

Prakash Malla/Tony Lyons

12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Intros

1:00 p.m.

Barrier Pigments (Kaolin, Mica, Talc, Bentonite)

Tony Lyons

1:45 p.m.

Synthetic Binders: Polymer Emulsions/PVOH’s

Greg Welsch

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Natural Binders: Starch and its derivatives,
Engineered Starches

Meggan Hostetler-Schrock

4:00 p.m.

Coating Formulations by Grade

Dave Lewis

6:00 p.m.

Social Event and Dinner

Bell's Brewery

Day 2

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

8:00 a.m.

Day 1 Recap, Day 2 Introduction

Lon Pschigoda

8:15 a.m.

Paper Tech Foundation/Paper Engineering Introduction 

Brian Pahl

8:30 a.m.

Coating additives

GordonBugg

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Makedown Process

Gordon Bugg

11:00 a.m.

Rheological Testing

Tony Lyons

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Cafeteria Voucher

12:00 p.m.

Tours—Western Michigan University Paper Labs

12:45 p.m.

Coating Application and Metering

Mike Paczowski

2:00 p.m.

Curtain Coating 

Mark Miller

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

Drying Coated Paper and Paperboard

Jim Rennes

4:00 p.m.

WMU Student/Faculty Research

Dr. Li

4:45 p.m.

Wrap Up

Day 3

Thursday, July 21, 2022

8:00 a.m.

Day 2 Recap, Day 3 Introduction

Lon Pschigoda

8:30 a.m.

Printing Processes and Requirements for
Their Substrates 

Dr. Alexandra Pekarovicova

9:30 a.m.

Nanocellulose Barrier Materials

Lokendra Pal

10:00 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Base Paper and Direct Thermal Paper
Technology Overview

Manoj Dixit

10:45 a.m.

Barrier Performance / Defects Evaluation

Brian Einsla

11:15 a.m.

Recyclability testing

Lon Pschigoda

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

Cafeteria Voucher

12:15 p.m.

Tours—Western Michigan University Paper Labs

1:00 p.m.

Digital Print

Jim Niemiec

2:00 p.m.

Barrier Coating

Jim Fogg

3:00 p.m.

Wrap Up