Science of Paper School

March 8-10, AICC will offer a two-day course designed to help independent converters understand the fundamental relationships between the manufacturing of linerboard and corrugating medium and the performance properties of a finished corrugated box.

AICC’s The “Science of Paper” School, a partnership with KapStone Paper & Packaging, will be held March 8-10, 2011, at Kapstone’s virgin linerboard mill in North Charleston, S.C.  The content of this course is based on recommendations from AICC members like you who wanted to know more about paper but didn’t want it in a program that was overly scientific, complicated or boring.  The program we and the KapStone team constructed provides understandable, applicable information on the science of papermaking and the relationship between paper and performance of the box.  In this course, you and your key people will learn:

  • Essential terminology when talking about paper
  • Forestry management and operations
  • Industry certification standards
  • Fiber sourcing options and impact on paper properties
  • Pulping and papermaking process
  • The Sustainability value of paper
  • The relationship between linerboard and box performance
  • Linerboard and sheet properties and your plant efficiency

I encourage you to sign up you and your employees today.  With such constant changes in the characteristics of linerboard, it is important to keep your key people informed and included in conversations that affect this major cost center in your operations.  Cost is $995 for the first registrant and $475 for the second and subsequent registrants.  A registration form and agenda are attached for your convenience.  Please realize due to space constraints, registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.Click here to download registration form.


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