Coating and Graphic Arts

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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Coating and Graphic Arts (CGA)



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The Coating and Graphic Arts Technical Program attracts professionals from all areas of the paper coating, converting and graphic arts industries.  It is designed to address both on-going and emerging topics of interest to our industries and attracts professionals from manufacturing, product development, business development, sales, and marketing within our various industry segments.



Coating and Graphic Arts Technical Program


Monday, October 4, 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA1: Sustainability in Single-Use Packaging - Practical Approaches and Opportunities
    Session Chair: Sandeep Kulkarni, KoolEarth Solutions  
       CGA1.1 Residential Trends in Paper Packaging Recycling & Sustainability Katherine Huded, The Recycling Partnership
      CGA1.2 Paper and Biopolymers Collaborating to Advance Sustainability Gary Robinson, TIPA Corp.
      CGA1.3 Role of Sustainable Packaging in Zero Waste Strategy at Sports Arenas Scott Jenkins, PLANLED, Inc.
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
CGA2: Advances in Coating Operations
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, EPIQ AD / Advanced Dynamics 
      CGA2.1 Curtain Coating - Minimizing Development Costs Harald Doell, TSE Troller
      CGA2.2 Less Emissions – Higher Efficiency Solutions for Coat Drying - Sappi Gratkorn SM9 Rebuild Geert Dumortier, Ircon Drying Systems Corp.
      CGA2.3 Coating Defects & Coater Runnability: A Roundtable of Coating Operations Experts

Moderator: Gordon Bugg, Kemira

Mike Hess, Ahlstrom Paper
Derrick Burrell, KaMin
Ian Benore, Greif
Daniel Rusnarxzyk, GAW Paper Coating Systems

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET
CGA3: Printing Trends
    Session Chair: Jim Niemiec, Consultant  
      CGA3.1 Technological Innovations in Print Daniel Dejan, Dejan Associates
      CGA3.2 Comparing UV/EB vs Conventional Offset Printing: Start to Finish  
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA4: Advanced Understanding of Coating
    Session Chair: Tony Lyons, Paper Lyons  
      CGA4.1 Numerical Analysis of Slot Die Coating of Nanocellulosic Materials Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University
      CGA4.2 High Shear Rheology Management for Proper Control of Coating Processes and Coater Runnabilityy Vesa Kukkamo, ACA Systems
      CGA4.3 Discrete Element Method to Model Tension and Bending for Single Layer 3D Systems with Bimodal and Pseudo-Full PSDs of Spherical Particles Daniel H. Varney, Marble Hill Engineering LLC
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
CGA5: Standards and Solutions for Sustainable Packaging
    Session Chair: Lon Pschigoda, Western Michigan University  

Making the Case for Recyclability

Scott Byrne, Sonoco


Sustainability and Compostability: Setting Standards

Emily Williams, TC Transcontinental


A Versatile Sealing Barrier Solution for the Packing Industry

Fabien Monnard, Omya

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
CGA6: Advances in Barrier Coatings
    Session Chair: Dustin Burton, Trinseo LLC  
      CGA6.1 Impact of Cupstock Coated with Multilayer WBBC's Process & Product Performance Tom Larsson, UMV Coating Systems
      CGA6.2 Multi-Functional Barrier Coating Systems Created by Multi-Layer Curtain Coating Don Ventresca, Trinseo LLC
      CGA6.3 Multilayer Barrier Paperboard Based on Nanocellulose and Biodegradable Thermoplastics Rajesh Koppolu, Åbo Akademi University
      CGA6.4 Optimization of Styrene-Acrylic Latex Barrier Coatings for Oil and Grease Resistant Paper Xiangyi Zhang, The Dow Chemical Company
10:30am - 12:00pm ET
CGA7: Innovations in Coating Materials
    Session Chair: Manoj Dixit, Domtar  
      CGA7.1 Influence of Novel GCC Particles on Printing Properties of High Glossing Coated Wood-free Papers Johannes Kritzinger, OMYA
(presented by Tim Bradley, OMYA)
       CGA7.2 Towards High Oxygen and Water Vapor Barrier Coatings from Renewable Materials Carson Meredith, GT/RBI
       CGA7.3 Advances in Barrier and Functional Coating Materials for Sustainable Packaging Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University