PS&ChE Hands On Paper Making Course

Starts:  Aug 24, 2023 08:00 (CT)
Ends:  Aug 25, 2023 16:00 (CT)

This introductory class features morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions of guided exercises operating the UW-Stevens Point Fourdrinier pilot paper machine. It is designed for anyone who needs the basics, transferred from another industry, is new to operations, does maintenance, or supervises employees. Topics covered in this course included pulp and papermaking operations, with more information about papermaking processes and equipment.  Learning outcomes for this course include:

  • Safely participate in the operation of a pilot-scale paper machine
  • Perform basic tests to monitor paper machine performance
  • Expand your knowledge of paper machine operations
  • Use what you learn to resolve upsets on the paper machine
  • Broaden your awareness of how one part of the process impacts other operations
  • Build your knowledge of paper industry vocabulary