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Barrier coating for paper and board: Practical and fundamental aspects

Barrier coating for paper and board: Practical and fundamental aspects

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Fibre-based packaging has a potential to replace a significant share of difficult-to-recycle packaging materials. However, the scope applications for paper and paperboard are still largely limited to products that do not require protection from water, water vapour, oxygen etc. Enabling barrier functionality in fibre-based packaging is key to unlock wider opportunity window for these materials and improve circularity and environmental performance of packaging systems globally.

UMV Coating Systems together with Åbo Akademi University is organizing a three-day course in barrier coating technology. In addition to doctorate level university students, the course is designed for industry professionals who want to increase their knowledge of barrier and barrier technology for paper and paperboard. The course is a follow-up of two previous successful courses and this time includes pilot scale trials to provide practical experience in combination with introduction to the fundamental and key aspects of barrier coating on fiber-based substrates. The focus is in the area of dispersion barrier coatings.

Course participants have a unique chance to witness “live” barrier coating process with different type of coatings and paper with a narrated guidance on the process parameters and end results. Furthermore, specific troubleshooting guidance along with the “on-the-go” measurements and analytical methods to evaluate quality of produced material will be demonstrated. For details of the UMV Pilot line, see here.

Time and venue: November 12-14, 2024, Säffle, Sweden

Program

Tuesday November 12: 08:00 – 17:30 

08:00–08:30 Arrival and registration
08:30–09:00 Welcome & explanation of course concept: Per Emilsson, UMV & Prof. Martti Toivakka, Åbo Akademi University
09:00–10:00 Dispersion barrier coatings on paper/board – why?: Dr. Alexey Vishtal, MM Board & Paper GmbH
10:00–10:30 Coffee break
10:30–12:15 Barrier coatings: Chemistry types & general considerations: Dr. Alexey Vishtal, MM Board & Paper GmbH
12:15–13:00 Lunch
13:00–15:00 Barrier fundamentals, shelf-life of foods, influence of material properties and measurement techniques: Dr. Yves Wyser, Nestlé Research
15:00–16:00 Influence of base substrates on barrier performance: TBA
16:00–16:30 Coffee break
16:30–17:30 Coating methods: TBA, UMV Coating Systems

18:30  Dinner

Wednesday November 13: 08:30 – 17:00 

08:30–09:30 Drying of the barrier coatings: TBA
09:30–10:00 Typical barrier coating defects: TBA
10:00–10:30 Coffee break
10:30–12:15 Aqueous polymer dispersions: methods of preparation, stabilization, and film formation: Dr. Bernhard Kainz, Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH
12:15–13:00 Lunch
13:00–14:30 Group 1: UMV pilot facility Group 2: Pigments in barrier coatings. Adj.Prof. Janet Preston, Åbo Akademi University and Imerys Minerals Ltd
14:30–16:00 Group 2: UMV pilot facility Group 1: Pigments in barrier coatings. Adj.Prof. Janet Preston, Åbo Akademi University and Imerys Minerals Ltd
16:00–17:00 Q&A and briefing on coating trials performance

18:30  Dinner

Thursday November 14: 08:30 – 15:00 

08:30–10:00 Polyvinyl alcohol solutions for barrier coating of paper: Dr. Samuel Michel, Kuraray
10:00–11:30 Group 1: UMV pilot facility Group 2: Other barrier methods vs. Dispersion. Dr. Alexey Vishtal, MM Board & Paper GmbH
11:30–13:00 Group 2: UMV pilot facility Group 1: Other barrier methods vs. Dispersion. Dr. Alexey Vishtal, MM Board & Paper GmbH
13:00–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:30 Q&A and briefing on coating trials performance
14:30–15:00 Concluding remarks and departure
15:00–19:00 Optional entertainment programme

 

Registration and course fees:

Registration opens on July 1, you can register online through this link: https://forms.office.com/e/XBC8TNnDSF. Please note that there is a limited number of places available for both PhD students and industrial participants. If the course is full, you can request to be placed on a reserve list.

  • Fulltime doctoral students at a university: 250€
  • Industrial participants: 750€ (before September 15), 950€ (after September 15)

The fee includes the course material, the lunches, the dinners and the coffee breaks. This course is not-for-profit and the course fee is intended to cover the catering expenses and consumables for the coating trials.

ECTS study credits:

For doctoral students who want to receive study credits, please discuss first with your thesis supervisor. For more information contact: Martti.Toivakka@abo.fi

Organizing committee: 

Per Emilsson, UMV Coating Systems
Dr. Alexey Vishtal, MM Board & Paper GmbH,
Prof. Martti Toivakka, Åbo Akademi University,
Adj. Prof. Janet Preston, Åbo Akademi University and Imerys Minerals Ltd

Course coordinator: Maria Lindh, Email: maria.lindh@umv.com

Recommended hotel:  

First Hotel Royal, booking through:

For a discount and access to the allocated rooms give the code: “UMV ABO BARRIER COATING”

 

Updated 28.6.2024