Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

Peachtree Corners - Metro Atlanta - GA USA
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019

This introductory course will provide attendees with a strong foundation in wet end chemistry troubleshooting and optimization best practices. New topics this year include injection systems, process control, biological control and enzymes. The course is designed to help improve product quality, increase machine productivity and reduce costs.

June 11-13, 2019

Peachtree Corners, GA USA

This course is designed to deliver the most comprehensive overview available in the industry of today's pulping and papermaking technology!

This curriculum is unique because it offers:

  1. Information on how one part of the mill affects another, and
  2. How the raw materials, pulping, and papermaking processes affect paper and board properties.

You will learn more in these four days than at any other comparable training. Here's why...

Dr. Mike Kocurek shares more than 50 years of his experience having taught this and otherInstructor pulp and paper courses for TAPPI, college students and thousands of operators at more than 200 corporations and mills.

In addition to the visuals presented in the course textbook, Dr. Kocurek also adds a unique body of approximately 2000 additional and excellent visuals, collected from the industry that show mill operations, equipment and product micrographs. The total experience, plus the instructors enthusiastic teaching style and knowledge of mill processes, has produced the result of the Introduction to Pulp & Paper Technology being TAPPI's longest running short course and consistently one of TAPPI's highest ranked courses.

Course Content
The TAPPI Introduction to Pulp & Paper Technology Course offers both introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen. While the course scope does not cover advanced topics, it provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly.

Introductory-Level Content - About 70%
The curriculum is ideal for anyone new to the pulp & paper industry - and for anyone who needs to refresh their understanding of process or taking on a new role in mill operations. The content will increase your ability to educate and train new employees more rapidly and prepare them for advanced training.

Intermediate-Level Content - About 30%
This curriculum lays the foundation for more advanced mill-specific topics. It also fills in gaps of technical knowledge for those more experienced, who already have more knowledge of equipment operations. Topics include equipment operations in depth, maintenance, process control and optimization, which are mill specific.

Course Topics
A broad overview of the entire pulping and papermaking process is delivered with topics that include:

Industry Overview Paper Machine Operations
Raw Materials, Fiber Sources Approach System
Wood & Chip Preparation Headbox Operations
Kraft and Mechanical Pulping Wet End Operations
Pulp Processing and Bleaching Fourdrinier & Twin Wire Forming
Chemical Recovery Formation and Fiber Orientation
Recycling Forming Fabrics
Stock Preparation Refining Pressing Operations
Strength Additives, Sizing, Retention Paper and Board Drying
Paper Properties and Testing Tissue Drying and Creping
Coating Calendering
Converting Overview  
Environmental Overview  

Overall, You Will...

  • Gain a broad perspective by exploring the entire pulping and papermaking processes.
  • Get to meet and learn from Dr. Mike Kocurek, one of the industry's leading instructors.
  • Increase your ability to contribute to improving mill operations.
  • Get personalized answers to specific questions and operating problems.
  • Learn how to interact more knowledgeably with other mill personnel.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate overview knowledge of mill operations, products, process variables, equipment, and terminology.
  • Describe examples of how one part of the mill affects another.
  • Explain the importance of thinking on a mill wide basis.
  • Discuss how the pulp and paper processes affect product properties and quality.

Take Back a Copy of the "Smook Book"
Included with your course fee is a copy of the valuable reference manual called the "Smook Book" or specifically titled, The Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists by Gary Smook. Thirteen years in the making, this manual is considered the must-have book for professionals in the pulp and paper industry and widely used by P&P companies, colleges and universities because it includes hundres of illustrations, charts and tables.

 

Earn 2.6 CEUs
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), 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. TAPPI will award 2.6 CEUs to participants who attend at least 80% of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

TAPPI Members automatically receive discounts!
Not a member? We hope you'll join us!

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for those new to the industry, for suppliers, mill professionals and operators who want an overview of the industry and processes, and non-technical personnel in areas such as administration, finance and management.

Learn from one of the world's most recognized educators in the pulp and paper industry.

Dr. Michael J. Kocurek
Professor Emeritus of Paper Science & Engineeringtest
North Carolina State University

Dr. Kocurek is one of the world's most recognized educators in the pulp and paper industry. His focus is on Pulp & Paper Technology, Linerboard Manufacture, Tissue Manufacture, Paper Properties, and Workforce and Professional Development.

He has taught more than 5,000 industry operators and professionals at more than 200 mills and 50 paper industry corporations, government and other organizations, including TAPPI, the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the American and Forest Association (AF&PA); in addition to his teaching of undergraduate and graduate students since 1970. He also has developed seven distance e-learning P&P technical courses under a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant at Coastal Alabama.

Dr. Kocurek has taught TAPPI's oldest and highly ranked short course on Introduction to Pulp& Paper Technology for 43 years. He is the editor of 11 books, including the recognized Pulp and Paper Manufacture series covering the entire field of pulp & paper. He has authored/co-authored 25 video publications, including the Introduction to Pulp & Paper series- again covering the entire field of pulp & paper.

He received his B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in Paper Science & Engineering from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and Syracuse University. He has served as Paper Science Department Head at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an academic program he founded; and NC State University. He has also served as Executive Director of the Herty Foundation, an authority agency of the State of Georgia. While at Herty, he oversaw a $27 million modernization of the laboratory, creating the largest pilot scale P&P and advanced fiber development center in the US.

His honors include TAPPI Fellow, TAPPI Distinguished Service Award, TAPP Paper and Board Division Technical Achievement Award ;and induction into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame - an honor bestowed to recognize people who have made preeminent contributions to the global paper industry.

What a 2017 Participant Said

"I liked Dr. Kocurek's presentation of the material in a light and humorous manner, giving real-world examples along the way."

Earn 2.0 CEUs for completion of this course curriculum.

Introduction to Wet End Chemistry - Course Schedule
Dates:  June 11-13, 2019

Tuesday, June 11
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

              Introduction to the Course

             Learning Objectives, Themes, Models

              Paper Properties and Wet-End Chemistry           

             Water Chemistry

             Water Chemistry Quiz

             Team Formation

             Water Chemistry Case Study

             Fiber, Fines and Wood Chemistry

             Wood Extractives

             Interfering Substances and Contaminants

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

             Lunch

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

              Fibers and Fines Case Study

             Introduction to Charge and Potential

             Basics of Polymer Absorption

             Overview of Retention of Fine Solids

             Polymeric Retention Aid Systems

             Microparticle Retention Aid Systems

             Retention Aid Quiz and Case Study

              Questions and Answers

Wednesday, June 12
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

             Questions and Answers

             Cationic Starch and Dry Strength

             Plymeric Dry Strength Agents and Case Study

             Wet Strength Additives

             Alum Chemistry

             Internal Sizing and Rosin

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

             Lunch

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

             Alum and Rosin Sizing Quiz and Case Study

             Synthetic Sizes

             Synthetic Sizes Quiz and Case Study

             Dyes and Whiteners

             Fillers

             Dyes and Fillers Quiz

              Questions and Answers

Thursday, June 13
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

               Questions and Answers

             Dyes and Fillers Case Study

              Deposit Control

              Deposit Control Case Study

             Pitch Control

             Deposit and Pitch Control Quiz

             Incompatibles       

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

             Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

               Foam and Entrained Air

             Course Evaluation, CEU Credits, Door Prizes

 Adjournment

What a 2017 Participant Said

"Now, I'll be able to understand the terminology, understand goals and targets for each process."

REGISTRATION RATES

  1. Join TAPPI.  TAPPI members enjoy discounted rates for this course.  If you're not 
    already a member, Join Us!
  2. Be the early-bird. Discounts are available for those who register early.
  3. Bring the team.  Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.

 

Meeting Registration Before  
May 10  
  After  
May 10  
or Onsite   
  TAPPI Member $1,160     $1,380
  Young Professional Member $1,115     $1,325
  Join or Renew and Save  $1,340     $1,560
  Young Professionals under 30
Join or Save and Renew 
$1,285     $1,500
  Non-Member  $1,480     $1,700
           
 Group Meeting Registration, Per Person
(3+ people from the same location) 
    
  TAPPI Member $1,060     $1,270
  Young Professional Member $1,010      $1,220
  Join or Renew and Save  $1,240     $1,450
  Young Professional under 30
Join or Renew and Save 
$1,180     $1,390
  Non-Member  $1,375    
$1,480


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 May 10, 2019.

Please note, a 50 percent refund will be issued for all written cancellations made after May 10, 2019, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the conference, June 5, 2019.  Understandably, after June 5, 2018, no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund Summary
100% - Cancellation received by May 10, 2019.
50% -  Cancellations received after May 10, 2019 and no later than June 5, 2019.
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after June 5, 2019.

Payment Policy
TAPPI requires that all registration fees are paid in full prior to the start of the course. 


Attendance Justification Toolkit
We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPI training events, so we've created materials to assist you with the approval process and in making a strong case for the investment.

Before the Event:  Prepare your Justification.
It's important for you to communicate that attending a TAPPI  course is a strategic investment in your training and development, and a cost-effective way to help you do your job better.  You'll meet others who experience the same day-to-day challenges, meet face to face with technical experts and gain an advantage in the industry from the influx of new ideas, innovations and solutions.  The materials below will help you organize the information that will provide the summary of course instruction, associated costs and value that your organization will gain from this training.

After the Event:  Follow-up.
After you return from the course, complete and submit a report to summarize your experience and key takeaways. They'll remember the extra effort.

Your preparation will help you earn the greatest benefit from TAPPI training.  In many cases, the work you put in beforehand can also help you determine what information that you want or need to learn from the experts who will assemble to lead this instruction.  The interaction with your manager or supervisor can be a productive process to go over some of the challenges that your organization would like to tackle.

 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for those new to the industry, for suppliers, mill professionals and operators who want an overview of the industry and processes, and non-technical personnel in areas such as administration, finance and management.

Book your room early for the group rate!

2019 TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Course
June 11-13, 2019

The course will start at 8:00 am on Monday and conclude at 4:00 pm on Thursday.

Course Venue: 

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree

TAPPI Corporate Rate: $124/night

Rate without Breakfast: $129/night (Standard King or Double Room)

Rate with Breakfast: $134/night (Standard King or Double Room)

(includes complimentary internet in sleeping rooms + complimentary shuttle)

Address5600 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30092

Phone(770) 416-7655

Hilton Atlanta Northeast

No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

Walk-In Rate:  $137

(Includes complimentary internet in sleeping rooms + complimentary shuttle)

Address5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30092

Phone(770) 447-4747

Atlanta Marriott Norcross

No TAPPI rate.  Please call the hotel directly for the best rate.

Walk-In Rate:  $149

(Includes complimentary internet in sleeping rooms + complimentary shuttle)

Address475 Technology Pkwy NW, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone(770) 263-8558

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for those new to the industry, for suppliers, mill professionals and operators who want an overview of the industry and processes, and non-technical personnel in areas such as administration, finance and management.

These publications are reduced with your registration!

TAPPI PRESS Discounts
With your registration for the Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, you can get a discounted rate on these TAPPI PRESS publications below.

Save on shipping! Pre-order now, and pick it up when you arrive at the course. Take advantage of this exclusive offer and select your books at the same time you are completing your online registration.

Purchase these TAPPI Press products with your registration and pick-up onsite to avoid shipping costs.

Advances in Papermaking Wet End Chemistry Application Technologies
Course Price:  $90
0101R349

Making Pulp & Paper Series
The Paper Machine Wet End
Course price: $75
MPP-12

Making Pulp & Paper Series
Wet End Chemistry
Course price: $75
MPP-11

Principles of Wet End Chemistry
Course price: $39
0101R241 

Chemical Processing Aids in Papermaking: A Practical Guide
0101R192
Course price:  $70

Colloid Chemistry of Papermaking Materials
0101R306
Course price: $60

Paper Machine Wet Press Manual, Fourth Edition
0102B042
Course price:  $75

Troubleshooting the Papermaking Process
0101R298
Course Price:  $100

The Bleaching of Pulp
0101R331
Course Price:  $145

Handbook of Pulp and Paper Technologist (The Smook Book) FOURTH edition
0202SMOOK4
M: $95
L:  $123 

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry
0101R325
M: $150
L:  $215

Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application
0101R319
M: $125
L:  $185

Chemistry of Modern Papermaking
11CHEM
M: $159
L:  $179

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