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 VIRTUAL Technical Program

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Wednesday, May 5
10:00AM – 12:00PM ET
CGA1: Functional Coatings with Nano/Microcellulose Materials
    Session Chair: Don Hiscock, CP Kelco  
      CGA1.1 Nano/microfibrillated Cellulose Technology and Developments in Composite and Coating Materials for Packaging Lokendra Pal, North Carolina State University & Douglas Bousfield, University of Maine
      CGA1.2 Compatibilization of Cellulose Nanofibers and Natural Rubber for Coatings Kendra Fein, University of Maine
      CGA1.3 Lignin-containing Nanocellulose Films and Coatings for Value-added and Sustainable Packaging Applications Preeti Tyagi, North Carolina State University
1:00PM – 3:00PM ET
CGA2: Advances in Pigment Interaction and Functional Coatings
    Session Chair: Jim Niemiec, Consultant  
      CGA2.1 Pigment Property Effects on Coating Barriers, Fold Resistance and Blocking Mohammed Algharrawi, University of Maine
      CGA2.2 Colloidal Interactions to Generate Novel Coatings Pradnya Rao, Doug Bousfield and Carl Tripp, University of Maine
      CGA2.3 Unlocking the Growth Potential of Digitally Printed Folding Cartons Through Functional Coatings Emily Curry, Michelman
      CGA2.4 Primers for High Speed Inkjet Help Lower Total Production Costs  Molly Hladik, Michelman