Paper Manufacturing Chemistry

Training on Demand: Industry Professional Development Course Series

  • Open enrollment from June 11, 2019 to June 13, 2020. This course is self-paced and access will start July 9, 2019 and end June 14, 2020.
  • Online Course
  • Registration Fee: $400
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Course Overview

This online course provides a brief introduction to the chemistry of the paper manufacturing process, a field that industrial papermakers often call “wet-end chemistry”.  Eight streaming video sessions, each about 20-30 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) a quick tour of a typical paper machine system to provide context, (b) essential aspects of water chemistry that every paper technologies needs to know, (c) basics of paper strength development and strength additives, (d) sizing and paper’s resistance to fluids, (e) charge measurement and control, (f) fillers and colorants, (g) retention of fine particles and drainage, and (h) factors affecting process efficiency.  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 as a first introduction or refresher course for anyone who has a professional role or personal interest in the paper making process.

Who Should Attend

The course is highly recommended as a first introduction or refresher 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.

Registration

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 (jwtodd@ncsu.edu).

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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