Advanced Coating Symposium

April 15 - 18, 2018 | Charlotte, NC, USA | Shaping the Future through Innovation

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Typically held on its own, the Advanced Coating Symposium is being held in conjunction with PaperCon in Charlotte in 2018.
The ACS is a prestigious forum for researchers and coating scientists to present their findings concerning coating fundamentals and leading-edge development relating to paper surface treatment, printing operations, and functional coatings. If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, please check out the page on the Advanced Coating Symposium website for more information.

ACS Technical Program

 * Program is subject to change

Track Manager:  Al Osgood, SAPPI North America
Saturday, April 14th
8:00am - 9:00am   Coffee & Connect
9:00am - 10:00am ACS1 Opening Session & Keynote
10:00am - 10:30am   Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:00pm ACS2 Coating Structure

ACS2.1 - Characterization of Paper Coating Structure Using FIB and FE‑SEM - Jee-Hong Lee, Seoul National University

ACS2.2 - Dynamics of Capillary-Driven Flow in Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices - Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University

ACS2.3 - Cracking at the Fold in Double Layer Coated Paper: The Influence of Latex and Starch Composition - Mohammad Hashemi, University of Maine

12:00pm - 1:30pm ACS3 Lunch & Learn
1:30pm - 3:00pm ACS4 Nanocellulose Use in Coatings

ACS4.1 - State of the Industry - TBD

ACS4.2 - Fluorescent Tagging of CNF in Paper Coatings - Emilia Purington, University of Maine

ACS4.3 - Nanocellulose‑based Multifunctional Barrier Coatings - Preeti Tyagi, North Carolina State University

3:00pm - 3:30pm   Coffee Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm ASC5 Coating Modeling

ACS5.1 - Overview - TBD

Acs5.2 - Discrete Element Method to Model Cracking for Two Layer Systems - Dan Varney, Omya, Inc.

ACS5.3 - Extracting Scientific Value from Contact Angle Analysis of Wetting Liquids on Porous Surfaces - Cathy Ridgeway, Omya International AG

5:00pm - 6:30pm   Coating Fundamentals Committee Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm   Reception
Sunday, April 15th
9:00am - 10:30am ACS6 Coating Wet State

ACS.1 - Rheology Overview - TBD

ACS6.2 - Effect of Particle Shape and Latex Particle Size Distributions on Dewatering and Filter Cake Permeability - Lisa Weeks, University of Maine

ACS6.3 - Operational Limits of Blade Coating Associated with High Aspect Ratio Pigments - Lisa Weeks, University of Maine

10:30am - 11:00am   Coffee & Connect
11:00am - 12:30pm ACS7 Novel Topcoat Functionality

ACS7.1 - High Performance Active Electrospun Polyhydroxyalkanoate Based Coatings - Jose Lagaron, CSIC

ACS7.2 - Performance of Electrospun Nanofiber Microfiltration Nonwovens - Chris Shields, Saint-Gobain Filtration Technology

ACS7.3 - TBD

12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lunch on Own
2:00pm - 4:00pm ACS8 The Next Layer

ACS8.1 - Process Time Importance in the Product Properties Evolvement During Extrusion Coating of Different LDPE Grades - Esa Suokas, Tampere University of Technology

ACS8.2 - TBD

ACS8.3 - TBD

4:00pm - 4:30pm   Coffee Break & Posters
4:30pm - 6:00pm   Hagemeyer Happy Hours & ACS Wrap Up/Coating Kick Off Reception