Virtual Course
Paper Performance and Testing Fundamentals

5th May 2021 – 23rd June 2021

Appita’s Virtual Classroom combines e-learning with virtual facilitated workshops that are designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice..

  • Learning is delivered in ‘bite size units’ with clear learning objectives.
  • Access to e-learning modules and resources prior to commencement of each topics.
  • Interactive facilitated workshops delivered by our subject matter expert/s that are designed on scenario and problem-based training models
  • Participate from your home or office
  • Participants receive a certification on completion of the course.

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Registrations closes Wednesday
 21st April 2021

Course Overview

  • Multi-week Course
  • Online Modules: 5.5 hours
  • Virtual Facilitated Workshops: 6 hours

Paper Performance and Testing Fundamentals is a mid-level course consisting of on-line modules aimed at providing an overview of paper and paperboard testing methods and the paper performance they describe.

The course consists of 10 modules, 4 real time workshops and a final assessment. Each module video is 20-30 minutes in duration and is designed to review test methods by product and application.

You can view the online modules any time prior to each workshop or join one of the scheduled screenings which will give you the opportunity to post any questions before the scheduled workshop.

Course Presenter

Russell Allan

Who Should Attend

This course will be valuable for those who need a broad understanding of paper performance and the testing needed to control and maintain paper quality.

What You Will Learn

  • Basics of paper property development and properties.
  • The difference between simulation and material testing and how a chosen test relates to paper properties.
  • The suitable selection of test methods to match the product and performance requirements of different paper grades.
  • The importance of employing standardised test methods.
  • How test methods relate to desired paper performance.
  • Understanding the limitations and challenges brought by commonly used test methods

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Russell Allan

Russell Allan is the Managing Director of Aurelia Group Consulting, a business that specialises in optimising paper machines for cost and product performance. He is the holder of a number of patents innovative measurement in the paper and packaging industry, most notably related to on-line, continuous non-destructive stiffness measurement on the paper machine. Russell is the current editor of Appita magazine (Australian Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association), the 2014 winner of the L R Benjamin medal and was most recently awarded the Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize in 2015 for a “significant contribution to the science and technology of paper making”. Russell has delivered a number of papers related to paper measurement, quality and paper and paper packaging performance at Appita and around the world. 

 

COURSE TOPICS

The course covers a wide range of topics covering paper and paperboard testing methods and the paper performance they describe.

  1. General knowledge
    • How paper is made
    • A description of paper – structure and its implications
    • The importance of moisture – conditioning/hysteresis
    • Products and performance summary
    • Other important properties – Ageing, Creep
    • Statistics and understanding property variation
    • Testing variation vs manufacturing variation vs furnish variation
    • Standard reference material systems (RANSTAT etc)

  2. Testing at the paper machine
    Fibre length distribution
    Freeness
    On-line basis weight
    On-line moisture
    On-line porosity
    Ash

  3. Types of paper and their important properties, tests and end-use performance
  • Packaging papers – liners
    Important properties
    Compression tests
    Stiffness
    Colour/barcoding/printing
    Water absorption
    Furnish effects
    Friction
    Ultrasonic testing (fibre orientation)
    Folding/creasing

  • Packaging papers – mediums
    Compression tests
    Flute cracking
    Tests for corrugator runnability
    Hot and cold Friction
    Damage in the corrugator
    Glueability/adhesion
    Cobb

  • Packaging papers – box performance
    Stacking application requirements
    Containment application requirements
    Constant load creep testing
    Containability
    Glue bond
    MD Shear
    Other corrugated board tests (3 point bending etc)
    Importance of corrugated board integrity (caliper)
    Board warp
    Barcoding issues
    Transport simulation

  • Bags and Sacks
    Sack performance testing
    Tear and burst
    Toughness
    TEA, SCAN
    Drop testing
    Porosity
    Absorption

  • Newsprint/magazine/catalogue
    Press runnability
    Opacity
    Light weight coated (LWC)
    Printability

  • Printing and office papers
    Printability
    Opacity
    Formation
    Brightness/colour
    Fluorescence
    Wicking/moisture and ink absorption
    Curl
    Dimensional reactivity

  • Cartonboard
    Carton board structure
    Coating methods
    Bending stiffness
    Smoothness
    Printability tests
    Gloss
    Ink drying
    Surface pick (wax pick)
    Scuffing
    Foldability
    Crease cracking

  • Tissue and personal products
    Softness/feel
    Water resistance
    Wet strength
    Absorption
    Colour/brightness
    Tear/Burst/Tensile
    Perception panels

  1. Summary and Other
    Effect of formation on test results and performance
    Ultrasonic testing – in-plane (md and cd), out-of-plane (zd)
    Orientation angle

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Paper Performance and Testing Fundamentals virtual course will commence on the 5th May and concludes on the 23rd June.

Course requirements:

Participants will be required to review online modules prior to attending each workshop by:

  • Accessing the modules on the Appita website – via your course login; or
  • Attending a scheduled screening session prior to the workshop

Benefits of attending a scheduled screening session:

  • Locks in a date and time to review content and prepare for the workshop – grab some lunch and learn!
  • Post questions and interact with the Appita FIT team – questions will be incorporated into the workshop content.
  • Engage with other course participants on topics

Module

Topic

Mode

Date

Time

Approx. Duration (min)

1

General knowledge

 

Virtual Screening & Post your Questions

5th May

12:00 pm AEST

60 

2

Testing at the paper machine

(1 & 2)

Workshop 1

Live

12th May

12:00 pm AEST

60 – 90

3

Liner performance and testing

Virtual Screening & Post your Questions

19th May

12:00 pm AEST

60 – 90

4

Medium performance and testing

5

Box performance and testing

(3 - 5)

Workshop 2

 Live

26th May

12:00 pm AEST

90 – 120

6

Bags and Sacks

Virtual Screening & Post your Questions

2nd June

12:00 pm AEST

60 – 90

7

Communication papers

(6 & 7)

Workshop 3

Live

9th June

12:00 pm AEST

90 – 120

8

Cartonboard

Virtual Screening & Post your Questions

16 June

12:00 pm AEST

60 – 90

9

Tissue and non-wovens

10

Summary

(8 - 10

Workshop 4

Assessment

Live

23rd June

12:00 pm AEST

90 – 120

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Member: $800 + gst
Non Member: $1100 + gst

Groups of 3 or more:
Member: $700 + gst
Non-Member: $1000 + gst

Cancellation policy: Appita reserves the right to charge registrants a fee if they cancel after registering and making payment. For cancellations less than two weeks prior to the course a 15% cancellation fee will apply, and for less than one week prior the fee is 25%. No refund will be given for non-attendance after the course has commenced.
Disclaimer: The course outlined in this brochure is planned to be held at the time of publication of the brochure. Appita reserves the right to cancel the course or alter the contents of the course. Every attempt will be made to inform interested parties of any changes.

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DOWNLOAD COURSE NOTES

Session 1 Resources available 5th May 2021

Module 1: General knowledge

Module 2: Testing at the paper machine

Session 2 Resources available 19th May 2021

Module 3: Liner performance and testing

Module 4: Medium performance and testing

Module 5: Box performance and testing

Workshop 2 - Video

 

Session 3 Resources available 2nd June 2021

Module 6: Bags and Sacks

Module 7: Communication Papers

Workshop 3 - Video

 

Session 4 Resources available 16 June 2021

Module 8: Cartonboard - Video

Module 9: Tissue and non-wovens - Video

Module 10: Summary - Video

Workshop 4: Video