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Industry Professional Development Series: Paper Sizing and Resistance to Fluids

Training on Demand: Industry Professional Development Course Series

  • Open enrollment from March 2nd, 2021 to March 3, 2023. This course is self-paced and access will start March 9th, 2021 and end April 1st, 2023.
  • Online Course
  • Registration Fee: $400


Course Overview

This online course is intended for paper industry people who are concerned about sizing agents such as rosin, ASA, and AKD. These chemical products, when added to the fiber suspension, make it possible for the resulting paper to resist wetting and penetration by liquids. The can be important for such paper and paperboard grades as milk cartons, packaging products, and printing papers, among others. Participants in the course will learn about the properties of different sizing products, now they are used, and how to trouble-shoot common problems that can arise in the so-called “internal sizing” of paper. Hydrophobic sizing agents also can be applied at the size press (“surface sizing”), and such practices are covered briefly. A brief introduction to superhydrophobic treatments is provided at the end of the course. 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 recommended as an introduction or refresher course for anyone who has a professional role or personal interest in the manufacture of paper than needs to resist fluids.

Who Should Attend

The course is highly recommended as a course for anyone who has a professional role or personal interest in the paper making process.

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 20 to 30 minutes long.


The registration fee is $400.  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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