The “Paper Appreciation Course” (formerly the NAPM Paper Appreciation Course) is unique in that it focuses on the benefits that paper and its attributes bring to the end-uses. Discussing the many elements of paper production, each stage describes what that part of the process does for the paper, for example, formation, opacity, thickness, stiffness, and so on.
“We teach papermaking from the consumers’ angle.”
The key objective of the course is not to produce budding papermakers, but for the delegates to better understand the attributes of the various grades of paper and what they bring to the end products.
This one-day course is ideal for employees who would not normally have the chance to visit a fully working paper mill but have worked within the paper merchanting, printing or associated industries for any length of time.
– Paper, the flat stuff – some practical tests that illustrate paper’s versatility.
– The marketplace – UK consumption figures by broad sectors.
– What does the end product require?
– A description of the attributes necessary in the paper to meet end-use needs.
– The principles and requirements.
– The types of furnish.
– The technical qualities these various furnishes impart to the end product.
– Coating and finish.
- Environmental Issues
– A comprehensive listing of all certification schemes and associations.
- Practical Elements
– Carrying out simple tests.
– Investigating problems.
– Visiting a working paper mill.
– The considerations and formulae.
Download the full information sheet below to learn more about the day and fill in the booking form to book your place.