Are your plans set for St. Petersburg yet?

Registration is underway now for the 2018 Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course set for January 8-11 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Learn the entire process of papermaking from raw materials and wood preparation to pulping and finishing.
• Enjoy greater confidence in your understanding of the pulp and paper processes.
• Interact knowledgeably with process engineers and operators.
• Contribute to improvements within your own mill.

This course is ideal for anyone new to pulp & paper, for those who need a refresher and those taking on a new role in mill operations.

Dr. Michael Kocurek shares nearly 50 years of his teaching experience, his remarkable enthusiasm and more than 2,500 visuals in teaching this curriculum. 

You'll want to review the Course Schedule to see all that's planned.

Day 1 - Pulping Technology
• Industry Overview
• Wood and Fiber Properties
• Wood and Chip Preparation
• Chemical Pulping and Pulp Properties
• Digesters and "What Happens in Cooking"
• Kraft Pulping Variables and Trends
• Mechanical Pulping Processes

Day 2 - Pulping, Cont.
• Fiber Line Pulp Processing
• Washing, Screening, Cleaning
• Bleaching: O2, CIO2, Extraction Variables
• Recycling: Contaminant Removal Processes
• Chemical Recovery
• Evaporation, Recovery Boilers
• Causticizing, Lime Kilns

Day 3 - Paper Technology
• Grades and Properties
• Paper Mill Stock Preparation
• Refining Process
• Additives to Improve Quality
• Wet End Operations
• Headboxes
• Sheet Forming

Day 4 - Paper, Cont.
• Pressing and Conventional Drying
• Yankee Drying and Creping
• Dry End Variables and Trends
• Calendering and Winding
• Size Presses and Coating
• Converting and Corrugating Overview
• Environmental Control

Bring your questions.
A pre-course survey is offered where you can let Dr. Kocurek know why you're attending and the topics you specifically want to learn.

Earn 2.6 CEUs!

Group rates and early discounts are offered through December 15. This course is co-located with another popular training - the Kraft Recovery Course, so get your reservations booked before rooms and seats fill to capacity

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