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Industry Professional Development Series: Paper Strength Additives & Their Use

Training on Demand: Industry Professional Development Course Series

  • Available continuously.  Planned maintenance often during June 13th to July 9th each year.
  • Online Course
  • Registration Fee: $400

General Overview

This online course focuses on paper treatments that can contribute to paper’s strength.  Eight streaming video sessions, each about 15-30 minutes long, present key topics, each followed by a 3-question multiple choice quiz for students to check their level of comprehension.  Subtopics include (a) the Page equation and refining, (b) hydrogen bonding, (c) cationic starch, (d) synthetic dry strength agents, (e) points of addition, (f) wet-strength additives, (g) advanced dry-strength additives, and (h) nanocellulose as a strength additives.  A final quiz must be passed with 80% success (with multiple attempts allowed) to qualify for a certificate of completion of the course.  The course is highly recommended for anyone who has a professional role or personal interest in the paper making process.

Who Should Attend

The course is recommended for those having a professional role or personal interest in the papermaking process, including those with new responsibilities or assignments.

Workshop Materials

Participants will receive access to the lecture files via the internet to supplement the presentations made during the course. Students also will also receive access to eight streaming video sessions, each about 15 to 30 minutes long.


The registration fee is $400 for each course.  The registration fee cannot be refunded. Registrations can be done by online credit card payment only.

Any questions can be directed to James Todd (

General Information

Expenses for continuing education taken to maintain or improve professional skills may be tax deductible. Certain restrictions apply. Check with your accountant for details.

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