Advanced Bonding Course: An In-depth Look at the Bonding Process

Advanced Bonding Course: An In-depth Look at the Bonding Process

Denver, Colorado, USA
Sunday, October 13, 2019 to Monday, October 14, 2019

Receive a FREE pass to the CorrExpo 2019 Exhibit Floor by attending. This course helps students increase their understanding of the corrugated bonding process, including factors and variables that impact bond performance, determining proper bonding settings, glue line analysis, combined board caliber and process centerlining. It also helps students identify the causes of warp and how to correct warp with coated liners.

It’s All About the Bond. 

As a corrugated professional, you know that the quality and performance of the adhesive bond is essential. There are many issues in the industry today such as the loss of skill sets due to attrition; operators knowing what to do, but not why; the difficulty of attracting youth to our industry; no time for senior staff to properly train the newest recruits; and staff struggling to find solutions when problems arise.

The 2019 TAPPI Advanced Bonding Course is designed to increase students' knowledge of the entire corrugated bonding process. Everything is addressed with a focus on developing a better understanding of the daily challenges faced. All topics are discussed at a level that appeals to beginners, as well as seasoned veterans. 

This course is taught by a distinguished panel of industry experts and examines the ingredients and mechanics of the starch-based adhesive, including glue line analysis, process centerlining, bond strength testing, and identifying causes & corrections for warp.

Ignited with Interactivity.

Hands-on training activities are sure to keep any learning boredom at bay. Engage with other attendees through activities such as Poll Everywhere real-time digital polling from instructors, a warp activity, and a defect board session using a real soak tank.

Course Topics Include:

  • Factors and variables that impact bond quality
  • Relationship between IR thermometers, heat imaging, & moisture management
  • How to determine proper settings
  • Doublebacker problem-solving
  • What the soak tank has been waiting to tell you

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify factors and variables that impact a successful bond
  • Understand the significance of temperature & moisture management
  • Be better equipped to optimize centerlining & machine settings
  • Increase process troubleshooting skills
  • Better utilize the soak tank & other tests as diagnostic and performance tools

TAPPI will award 17 Professional Development Hours or 1.7 CEUs for completion of course.

Early Bird Discounts End on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge on the bonding process, including new technical/operations personnel, professionals seeking an overview, operators, non-technical personnel (including sales professionals), supplier personnel (starch adhesives, printers, ink manufacturers), quality assurance personnel.

Meet the Instructors

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.


 ROBIN A. SOMMERS is a senior project and process manager for Kadant Johnson Systems Division focused on process steam systems for the corrugator industry. He joined Kadant Johnson in the summer of 2014 after working at Donahue & Associates, supplier of Donahue Steam Systems, for 15 years. He previously was in R&D and product design engineering. Robin earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

 HERB KOHLER is President of Kohler Coating Inc.  He is the inventor on more than 50 U.S. and foreign patents for glue application, moisture application, coating and web handling machinery that has been installed in over 65 countries. A TAPPI member since 1983, he has chaired or co-chaired 5 TAPPI short courses and made presentations at over 25 TAPPI, AICC, FEFCO and VDW meetings.  He is a 3 time TAPPI Finest Faculty Award Winner. He has published papers on: “An Analysis of Heat Transfer and Moisture Management in the Doublebacker: How Cooler Corrugating Can heat Up Savings”; “Modern Rod Coaters”;“Air Knives and Other Contour Coaters.”

 MIKE KOHLER is a Technical Sales Associate for Kohler Coating, Inc. and has worked for them since 2009.  Mike has extensive experience on corrugators and the world's only 13 inch corrugating line used for trials and testing in Canton, Ohio.  He specializes in rod-metering systems associated with Kohler's WaterDecks and Glue Units.  Mike was recently named Co-Director of Events for Tappi's Young Professionals Division.  He graduated with honors from Walsh University and owns Workhorse Training, an athletic training facility. 

RYAN JANSEN is currently working as regional sales manager for Muhlen Sohn Industries. He joined the company in 2013 after attending Northern Michigan University for business management. His prior roles include service technician and service manager. During this time, he supplied training for installations/servicing and offered technical support to customers. He continues to assist with sales, technical support, and installations for Muhlen Sohn Industries.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge on the bonding process, including new technical/operations personnel, professionals seeking an overview, operators, non-technical personnel (including sales professionals), supplier personnel (starch adhesives, printers, ink manufacturers), quality assurance personnel.

Class Schedule

TIME TOPIC INSTRUCTOR LEARNING OUTCOME

October 13

8:00 - 8:30 Opening comments - Welcome Tim Church Your learning expectations from attending this class
Meeting norms & safety
Introductions
Learning expectations
8:30 - 9:30 Bond mechanics Tim Church Understand bond mechanics and identify the "enemy" variables of a good bond.
Variables impacting the bond
One sheet, Two different bonds
9:30 - 9:40 BREAK    
9:40 - 10:50 Single facer bonding Tim Church Learn strengths, weaknesses and differences of the SF and DB bond
Glue machine bonding
Applicator rolls, Lag speeds
10:50 - 11:00 BREAK    
11:00 - 12:00 Understanding starch-based adhesive Tim Church Understand the starch-based adhesive and why it’s well suited for high speed bonding
Gel Point, Viscosity Hands-On
Solids, Calculating consumption
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH    
1:00 - 1:45 Role of moisture in bonding Herb Kohler Learn what moisture management means and why it’s important to the bond
Deeper look into fiber moisture
Moisture management
1:45 - 2:30 Managing heat & temperature Mike Kohler Learn to run by temperature science and the value of knowing heat balance
Heat imaging
IR Thermometers
2:30 - 2:40 BREAK    
2:40 - 4:00 Applying system health check Tim Church Be equipped to perform critical adhesive system checks and how to c
Gaps-parallel, Circular runout
Photomicrograph  Hands-On
4:00 - 4:10 BREAK    
4:10 - 5:00 The "Right" machine settings Tim Church Have an understanding on how to find and verify the best settings for your machine

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October 14

8:00 - 8:15 Review previous day's learning    
8:15 - 10:00 Steam system overview Robin Somers Increase your knowledge of the steam system's operation and basic troubleshooting
Heat transfer & loading
Doublebacker zone control
Steam system troubleshooting
10:00 - 10:10 BREAK    
10:10 - 11:15 Role of the doublebacker belt Ryan Jansen Understand the belt's significance
Belt troubleshooting & maintenance
11:15 - 11:25 BREAK    
11:25 - 12:00 Re-flocking the doublebacker belt Ryan Jansen Learn to re-flock your belt
Hands-on
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH    
1:00 - 2:00 Corrugator Controls   Understand how controls improve runability and bonding
Wet end speed/sync/wraps/ballast
2:00 - 2:30 Understanding Warp Tim Church Deepen your ability to understand and troubleshoot warp
2:30 - 2:45 BREAK    
2:45 - 4:15 Operator checks Tim Church Learn how to perform a soak test properly and the value of what it can tell you
Lessons from the Soak Tank
"Looking under the hood"  Hands-On
4:15 - 4:45 Wrap up - Learning review    
4:45 - 5:00 Course Critiques - Adjourn    

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge on the bonding process, including new technical/operations personnel, professionals seeking an overview, operators, non-technical personnel (including sales professionals), supplier personnel (starch adhesives, printers, ink manufacturers), quality assurance personnel.

 

Early Bird Deadline 9/12/19

2nd Deadline

Onsite

Meeting Registration

 

 

 

Member

  $955

$1,055

$1,055

Join or Renew & Save

  $1,305

$1,409

$1,409

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew & Save

  $1,245

$1,345

$1,345

Nonmember

  $1,745

$1,855

$1,855

 

Group Meeting Registration, per person (3+ people from the same location)

Member $870 $980 $980

Join or Renew & Save

$1,225 $1,335 $1,335
Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew & Save $1,160 $1,270 $1,270
Nonmember $1,480 $1,590 $1,590

 

 

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  (September 12, 2019).  Please note:  There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after (September 12, 2019) but no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the conference (Sunday, October 13, 2019).  Understandably, after the start date (Sunday, October 13, 2019), no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.         

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge on the bonding process, including new technical/operations personnel, professionals seeking an overview, operators, non-technical personnel (including sales professionals), supplier personnel (starch adhesives, printers, ink manufacturers), quality assurance personnel.

Choose from one of the designated hotels, details below:
 
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Both hotels conveniently located near RTD's FREE 16th Street MallRide
 
Book your hotel room as soon as possible to ensure you have a place to stay when you arrive.
*Block Rate Cut Off - Friday, September 20th*
Hotel blocks will sell out as the course nears.
 
 The two host hotels are nearly sold out and we have secured small blocks at several hotels in Cherry Creek, which is approximately five miles from the Convention Center:
 
Hilton Garden Inn Denver, Cherry Creek  600 South Colorado Boulevard
Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek  1475 South Colorado Boulevard
Residence Inn Denver Cherry Creek  670 South Colorado Boulevard
Book by 9/6/19 to be sure that you receive the low rate

 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge on the bonding process, including new technical/operations personnel, professionals seeking an overview, operators, non-technical personnel (including sales professionals), supplier personnel (starch adhesives, printers, ink manufacturers), quality assurance personnel.

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– Jon Porter, Senior Instructor/Process Specialist, JPorter Consulting

 

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