Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Thursday, June 06, 2024 to Friday, June 07, 2024

It is designed for those working in paper converting, coatings, printing, plastic films, and packaging, especially in flexible packaging. The content will be particularly beneficial to engineers, technicians, chemists, scientists, sales representatives, and customer service representatives. Representatives of companies that supply papers, paperboards, adhesives, inks, polymers, plastic films, and aluminum foils will also find this curriculum very useful. Participants will spend the morning in lecture and the afternoon in a hands-on lab experience on state-of-the-art equipment. Lunch and morning refreshments will be included on both days.

It is designed for those working in paper converting, coatings, printing, plastic films, and packaging, especially in flexible packaging. The content will be particularly beneficial to engineers, technicians, chemists, scientists, sales representatives, and customer service representatives. Representatives of companies that supply papers, paperboards, adhesives, inks, polymers, plastic films, and aluminum foils will also find this curriculum very useful. Participants will spend the morning in lecture and the afternoon in a hands-on lab experience on state-of-the-art equipment.  Lunch and morning refreshments will be included on both days. Learning outcomes for this course include:

  • Understand coating and lamination fundamentals and their applications
  • Recognize the various types of coaters and laminators and their applications
  • Understand workflow and unit operations
  • Recognize the raw materials and their properties, and learn their influences on the final products
  • Understand test basics
  • Apply the knowledge in operation and quality control
Who Should Attend 

You should attend if you are seeking a better understanding of the paper industry in order to improve your on-the-job performance. Particularly appropriate for newcomers, machine operators, operating managers, financial managers, sales representatives, maintenance workers, training, and development staff.

What to Expect

The attendees divide into teams to perform tasks on the machine. The teams will rotate between the machine and the control room. This will provide the team with opportunities to discuss their observations and experiences with the facilitator and plan for the next task to be performed.

Course Provider/Instructors

UWSP's Paper Science and Chemical Engineering department organizes these courses. PS&ChE faculty and staff serve as instructors.‚Äč

Roland Gong

Roland Gong teaches paper science and chemical engineering courses at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In 2013, Gong earned a Ph.D. degree in Paper and Printing Science and Engineering at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), where he also obtained his master’s degree in the same program in 2010. His research interests concentrate on paper coating and converting, paper recycling, packaging, and pioneer technologies in the paper industry. He has ten years of industrial experience in the areas of paper, packaging, and printing, where he worked on new materials applications and process optimizations.

Course Registration 

 

On or Before May 9, 2024

After May 9, 2024

Meeting Registration

 

 

Member

$1266

$1372

Join or Renew and Save

$1465

$1571

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save

$1402

$1508

Nonmember

$2180

$2286

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

 

 

Member

$1179

$1285

Join or Renew and Save

$1385

$1491

Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save

$1310

$1416

Nonmember

$1877

$1983

Registration Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel your training course registration, you must notify TAPPI in writing via email memberconnection@tappi.org prior to the class start date. Refunds will be provided according to the following scale:

  • 100% refund if notice is received by May 9, 2024.
  • 50% refund if notice is received between May 10, 2024 and May 22, 2024
  • No refund will be issued for notice received on May 23, 2024 or after

There is no refund of fees due to failure to attend without notice.

Substitutions will be accepted at any time without penalty.

Course Cancellation Policy
It is UWSP’s intent to avoid cancelling or rescheduling any training course. However, we reserve the right to cancel or change a training course at any time, for reasons including, but not limited to, insufficient registration, instructor emergencies, or other issues beyond our control.

If UWSP cancels a training course, registered students will be notified no less than 10 business days before the scheduled start day of the course. In the case of a cancellation by UWSP, 100 percent of registration fees will be refunded to students, or the students may elect to substitute the fees for another UWSP training course. 

General Disclaimer
UWSP shall not be liable for damages of any kind resulting from errors or omissions in the training materials, nor shall UWSP be liable for any damages resulting from the use of the training materials or other information conveyed at a UWSP training course.

Dietary Restrictions
As you are registering, please notify the Department Administrative Specialist, Angie Hauer [angie.hauer@uwsp.edu] if you have any dietary restrictions that should be considered for foods or refreshments offered during the training sessions at UWSP.

Travel Information for PS&ChE Courses

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is conveniently located a 25-minute drive from the Central Wisconsin Airport

The Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website has lodging information and other area information. 

If you're traveling from a distance or internationally and are interested in extending your stay for tourism, visit the Travel Wisconsin website for ideas and detailed information.

Choices near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are:

Baymont Inn & Suites
(715) 341-8888
247 Division Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
www.wyndhamhotels.com/baymont

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
(715) 343-0522
1117 Centerpoint Drive Stevens Point, WI 54481
https://www.staycobblestone.com/wi/stevens-point/

Country Inn & Suites
(715) 345-7000
301 Division St N, Stevens Point, WI 54481
https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/country-inn-stevens-point-wi

Days Inn & Suites
(715) 254-8685
159 N Division Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/stevens-point-wisconsin/days-inn-stevens-point/overview

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