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IGI offers Pulp and Paper Technology Course

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Pewaukee, Wisconsin -- The Institute for Graphics and Imaging (IGI)—an education and training organization funded by and dedicated to the printing and graphic arts industry—has announced a two-day training course covering all aspects of papermaking, from the pulping of wood through paper manufacturing.  The course will be held March 31 and April 1, at the IGI facility in suburban Milwaukee , Wisconsin .  The course leader will be David Hollenberg, a noted paper scientist with years of experience at companies such as St. Regis Paper, James River, Kimberly-Clark, Fort James , and Georgia-Pacific.  Hollenberg is the inventor or coinventor of 26 US patents in the papermaking field.
Students in the course will learn the basics of papermaking and converting, and how paper differences influence printing and graphics.  They will learn how to measure paper characteristics and how to specify paper for a variety of end uses.  The course will provide a comprehensive understand of paper science, and is appropriate for printing industry personnel as well as newcomers to the pulp and paper industry.  Course details may be found at http://www.igi.org/events_calendar/default.asp.
Announcing the new training course, IGI Executive Director Ron Dahl commented: “An understanding of paper science is fundamental in the printing industry.  Students who complete this course will be well-grounded in an area which is not widely understood.”
The Institute for Graphics and Imaging provides education and training in the graphic design, printing, and related industries.  Supported by a vast network of industry suppliers, printers, publishers, and governmental agencies, IGI operates on the campus of the Waukesha County Technical College in suburban Milwaukee .  IGI facilities, which include computer classrooms and access to the latest printing equipment, are available for sales events and corporate training courses.  For additional information go to www.igi.org or call 262-695-6260.




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