Introduction to Corrugated

Peachtree Corners, GA
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This introductory course will help participants increase their understanding of the corrugating process as well as linerboard and medium performance properties and manufacturing in order to improve corrugated box performance and runnability.

A full day dedicated to corrugated with an emphasis on “How it works” targeting personnel who desire a solid working knowledge on corrugator operations, quality inspections, process troubleshooting, and improving runnability. 

Course Overview
An insight into the history of corrugated followed by a broad look at the corrugated process including the unique starch-based adhesive, bonding mechanics, heat & moisture relationship, process controls and dry end quality checks. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.

box 250 x 191 pxThis introductory to intermediate level course covers:

• History of corrugated paperboard
• Combined board fundamentals & structure
• Overview of a complete corrugator, components & functions
• Introduction to the starch kitchen, terms, application & bonding mechanics
• Basic dynamics of heat, moisture & warp
• Board quality critical checks
• Soak tank lessons & glue line analysis
• Corrugator control automations
• How your market demands, customer service & scheduling can impact your corrugator performance

After successfully completing this course, attendees will be able to:

• Learn about the unique history of corrugated
• Understand the difference between medium, liner and the corrugated structure
• Identify the components of a corrugator and their function
• Understand starch-based adhesive and bonding basics
• Increase your understanding of the relationship between heat, moisture & warp
• Recognize basic board defects & demonstrate quality checks
• Learn the diagnostic value of the soak tank
• Gain knowledge of some of the factors that impact corrugator performance

With so much at stake in today's fast-paced corrugator operations, together with the sometimes-challenging situation of crew or people turnover, it's critical that people are equipped with a foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. From sales to shipping, the better that everyone in your plant understands the heartbeat of the operation, the more confidence they will have in decision making.

IACETTAPPI will award .6 CEUs to participants who attend and participate in at least 80% of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.  

The Education Project Center of TAPPI has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 130, Reston, VA 20190

Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level

Our Advanced Bonding course, August 8-9 is in the same location. The course will build upon the knowledge learned in Introduction to Corrugated.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry as well as those who need a basics refresher including: Process engineers, Production supervisors, Corrugator operators, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, Product quality control personnel

Tim Church

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Tim Church (Course Chair) is a Senior Technical Services Representative for HarperLove. Tim began his career in 1980 at the Georgia-Pacific box plant in Owosso, Michigan.  He has experience on flexos, diecutters, curtain coaters, tapers, stitchers and other miscellaneous finishing equipment.   Tim worked his way up through every position on the corrugator and learned to schedule by hand.  His natural leadership and interpersonal skills led to his joining the management team, and he has held supervisory roles in corrugating, converting, scheduling, and shipping.  Tim served as Corrugator/Cascader Superintendent, led the Food Safety program, and championed the Mobile Equipment & Pedestrian Safety program as well as many other safety initiatives.  He has been with HarperLove since 2014 and embodies HarperLove's ethic of “To Serve is To Solve.”  Tim has authored a segment in the Troubleshooting Board Defects series in Corrugated Today magazine, is active with TAPPI, and is currently the course chair for the Introduction to Corrugated, Corrugator Best Practices, and Advanced Bonding courses.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry as well as those who need a basics refresher including: Process engineers, Production supervisors, Corrugator operators, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, Product quality control personnel.

Introduction to Corrugated Course Schedule

Course Chair - Tim Church

Course Schedule - Download Here

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

8:00 - 8:30
Opening comments - Welcome
Meeting norms & safety
Introductions
Expectations
Learning Outcome - Share your learning expectations from attending this class.

8:30 - 9:30
What is corrugated?
History of corrugated
Combined board fundamentals
Learning Outcome - Learn the basic history of corrugated, forms of paper packaging, and the differences between linerboard and medium.

9:30 - 9:40
BREAK

9:40 - 10:50
Corrugator components & function
Learning Outcome - Understand the corrugator components and their critical roles in producing flat, quality corrugated sheets.   

11:00 - 12:00
Raw Materials
Roll Room - the "bank"
Intro to the starch kitchen
Learning Outcome - Learn rollstock management basics and optimization. Gain understanding of how a starch-based adhesive is made and its unique ability to bond at high speeds.

12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH

1:00 - 2:00
Bonding Mechanics
Learning Outcome - How there are two different bonds on the corrugator and understand the factors for both to be successful.

2:00 - 3:00
Dynamics of Heat, Moisture & Warp
Learning Outcome - Recognize the critical role heated vessels and what causes warp.

3:00 - 3:15
BREAK

3:15 - 4:15
Corrugator controls
Quality metrics
Soak tank lessons
Learning Outcome - Learn quality defect terminology, operator quality checks and the priceless value of the soak tank and what it can reveal. 

4:15 - 4:45
Impacts to corrugator performance
Learning Outcome - Accelerators & Speed Bumps

4:45 - 5:00
Review, critique, adjourn
Learning Outcome - Did we meet your expectation?

.7 CEUs awarded upon full participation

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry as well as those who need a basics refresher including: Process engineers, Production supervisors, Corrugator operators, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, Product quality control personnel

Register by July 6 to Save up to $100

TAPPI members save on registration. If you're not already a member, join today.

Registration Rates
 

Before July 6

 

 After July 6/Onsite

 Individual Registration

   

 Member

$440  $510 

 Join/Renew and Save

$620  $690 

 Young Professional Join/Renew and Save 

$560  $635 

 Nonmember 

$955  $1,025 
 Intro & Advanced Combo - Member $1,190  $1,330
 Intro & Advanced Combo - Join/Renew $1,635  $1,785
 Intro & Advanced Combo - YP $1,535  $1,685
 Intro & Advanced Combo - Nonmember $2,295  $4,450
    

 Group Registration, per person (3+ attendees from same location)

   

 Member 

$390  $440 

 Join/Renew and Save 

$570  $620 

 Young Professional Join/Renew and Save 

$510  $560

 Nonmember 

$900 $955 
 Intro & Advanced Combo - Member 3+ $1,070  $1,205
 Intro & Advanced Combo - Join/Renew 3+ $1,570  $1,725
 Intro & Advanced Combo - YP 3+ $1,465  $1,620
 Intro & Advanced Combo - Nonmember 3+ $2,070  $2,220

 

Cancellation Policy:
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at  +1.770.209.7206 by (Friday July 6, 2018).  

Please note:  There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after (July 6, 2018) but no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course (Thursday, July 31, 2018).  Understandably, after (Tuesday July 31, 2018), no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

          
Refund:

100% - Cancellation received by (Friday, July 6, 2018)
50% - Cancellations received after (Friday, July 6, 2018)and no later than (Tuesday, July 31, 2018).  
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after (Tuesday July 31, 2018).  

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry as well as those who need a basics refresher including: Process engineers, Production supervisors, Corrugator operators, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, Product quality control personnel

Order these publications when you register to save on price and shipping

The Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process
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Corrugated Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition
Item Number:  0101R153
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Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Glue Folder-Gluers
Item Number:  0101R245
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Flexographic Terms:  A Glossary of Terms Used In Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board
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Course Price:  $22

Corrugator Monitor
Item Number:  0101R285
Course Price:  $25

Corrugated Crossroads:  A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Industry
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More Than a Box Plant 101
(electronic format)
Item:  0101R334
Course Price:  $99

More Than a Box Plant 101
(DVD)
Item:  0101R338
Course Price:  $99

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition
Item:  0101R322
Course Price:  $100

The World of Market Pulp
Item:  08WOMPB
Course Price:  $160.00

The Ultimate Roll and Web Troubleshooting Guide
Item:  0101R335
Course Price:  $159.00

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry as well as those who need a basics refresher including: Process engineers, Production supervisors, Corrugator operators, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, Product quality control personnel

We have arranged a special corporate rate for your convenience

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree

5600 Peachtree Parkway

Norcross, Georgia, USA, 30092

Tel: +1 770 416 7655

Hotel Website 

 

$124 (+ taxes & fees) includes: breakfast buffet, wireless internet, self-parking in a covered parking garage, shuttle service within a five mile radius of the hotel.

Directions to the Hotel: Hotel Website 

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MARTA  - FROM AIRPORT

Take the Gold Line from the Atlanta Airport all the way to the Doraville stop, last stop on the gold line.

Call the Hilton front desk to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station +1-770-447-4747

Marta- Catch the Gold Line from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport(ATL) to the Doraville Station, the train ride takes approximately 45 minutes from the airport to the Doraville station. A cab will cost approximately $15 and will take about 15-20 minutes to get from the Doraville Station to the Hyatt Place. Marta cost is $3.00 each way.  Shuttle service available during non-peak hours (the shuttle does not run from 7-9:30am & 4:30-7:30pm)

Cabs from the Atlanta airport cost roughly $65 to $75 one way the trip is 45 minutes to an hour.

Rental cars are available at the Atlanta airport.

Parking at the Hilton is complimentary.

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Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1-800-831-8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600.

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This course is ideal for anyone new to the industry as well as those who need a basics refresher including: Process engineers, Production supervisors, Corrugator operators, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, Product quality control personnel

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