ATLANTA, Ga. – Registration is now open for the 2013 TAPPI Linerboard & Medium Manufacture Course. This comprehensive three-day course, August 13-15, 2013, Peachtree Corners (Metro Atlanta), Georgia, USA, is a must attend course for liner & medium mill production and technical personnel, suppliers, as well as corrugators. It is the only short course that covers in two full days of instruction at the intermediate level, all aspects of liner and medium board manufacturing. Additional instruction is on (1) a half day on paperboard properties and tests, and how they determine and impact final corrugated box properties, performance and runnability; and (2) a half day on corrugating itself, to increase papermaker’s knowledge of the corrugating process, variables & problems.
“Linerboard and corrugating medium sheet properties directly impact the performance of corrugated boxes and corrugated box manufacturing,” notes course instructor Dr. Michael J. Kocurek. “This in-depth course covers the process from the manufacture of containerboard in the mill through the manufacture of the combined board on the corrugator. An understanding how the raw material (liner and corrugating medium) is manufactured and what determines various sheet properties will result will be an improved understanding of the overall process, which can be used to improve mill and box manufacturing operations and produce a better and more consistent final product.”
The course will increase participants’ understanding of linerboard and medium manufacturing and how they affect liner and medium properties and tests. Attendees will also learn to recognize how one part of the process affects other operations in order to increase thinking on a mill wide scale. Topics covered include: testing and sheet properties; pulp mill and recycling pulp properties; effects of fibers on properties; optimizing stock prep refining; chemical additives (strength adhesives, sizing, retention, deposit and foam control); papermachine operations (wet end, press section, drying, surface treatment); corrugating equipment, operations and processes; double and single wall corrugators; web components (liner, medium, adhesive); corrugator terms and variables; optimizing bonding; fiber properties; printing (preprint, post print); printability.
This intermediate level course is ideal for process engineers and operators in linerboard and medium manufacturing facilities and converting plants. Chemical and other suppliers will also benefit from this course. There will be also be an optional one-day seminar on Monday, August 12, 2013 for attendees without any previous knowledge or exposure to pulp and paper operations.