2016 TAPPI Best Practices on the Corrugator Course


Questions?? Contact Mary Beth Cornell, mcornell@tappi.org, +1 770-209-7210

Upcoming Corrugated Events:

May 3-5, 2016
TAPPI Troubleshooting “Flexos” and “Die Cutters” Sustain Board Caliper & Improve Printing Course
Oak Brook, IL, USA co-located with Chicago TAPPI

August 2-3, 2016
TAPPI Corrugated 101 Course
Peachtree Corners, Georgia, USA

August 4-5, 2016
TAPPI Advanced Bonding: An In-depth Look at the Bonding Process Course
Peachtree Corners, Georgia, USA

October 17-20, 2016
Orlando, Florida, USA

Learn How to Achieve Higher Productivity, Produce Better Product Quality and Reduce Waste 

  • What are the current trends in corrugator operations?
  • What are the best pre- and post-print options?
  • Which properties of the raw material are vital to guarantee your board quality will be acceptable? 
  • What’s the best way to handle your finished product?
  • Which factors are going to limit your corrugator’s production?

These and other questions will be answered at the TAPPI Best Practices on the Corrugator Course. As a course participant, you’ll learn how to understand each element within the corrugating process. You'll study the basics of how each component in the corrugator system works and how to run each component with optimum settings for peak performance.

You'll develop an understanding of the critical properties of the raw materials that are vital to guarantee acceptable quality board. The course instructors teach participants how the “Centerline Process” can be adopted in their plants to achieve a product that is consistent every day and on all shifts. You will also learn the causes of excess waste and how to measure and eliminate this waste.

Why Should You Attend? 

  • Learn how to increase productivity, improve quality and minimize waste
  • Take home new ideas and operational methods to improve production
  • Share your specific problems and issues with the experts –Bring samples with you!
  • Learn how you can maintain quality while reaching maximum corrugator speeds 
  • Find out how you can get the maximum output from the paper consumed 
  • Identify how and where you can reduce excess waste 
 Who Should Attend?
  • Corrugator Operators
  • Box Plant Supervisors
  • Production Managers
  • Staff Engineers
  • Technical Service Managers in corrugated container plants and paper corporations
Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe elements of the corrugating process.
  • Troubleshoot the most common operational problems.
  • Recognize critical properties of paperboard, starch adhesive and how to control warp.
  • Describe the centerline conditions for running the corrugator.
  • Explain how to control stop time and keep it to a minimum.
  • Describe how to be in compliance with quality and reach maximum speed of the corrugator.
  • Explain the importance of training/cross training the crew and motivating the team to become a high performance team.


      Earn CEUs

      TAPPI will award 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of the curriculum. 

      The Education Project Center of TAPPI has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1620 I Street, NW, Suite 615, Washington, DC 20006.
      TAPPI will award CEUs to participants who attend and participate in at least 80% of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.