2013 TAPPI PLACE Extrusion Coating Course
2013 TAPPI PLACE Extrusion Coating Course
Explore best practices and equipment technology that apply to extrusion coating applications.

This course is designed to help you learn about basic resin and equipment technology (extruders, dies, and auxiliary equipment) that have applications in extrusion coating application process.  You'll also obtain detailed instruction for equipment and process technology specific to the extrusion coating process. Experts in the field will discuss commonly faced process problems in extrusion coating.
New for 2013!

Resin Transferring, Handling and Troubleshooting 

  • This presentation is designed to outline the different methods of resin conveying to move the pellets from the hoper car to the processing machines.  It will also outline equipment required to minimize the fines and streamer that are developed in the resin handling systems. Finally, it will give an over of troubleshooting  your systems to identify potential problem areas and how to resolve the issues.

Defect / Imperfection Detection Optical Camera Systems

  • This presentation is designed to familiarize the students on defect detection systems for the extrusions coating process using optical camera systems.  We will review how the camera systems are used, how the camera processes the image and results output of the systems.
 How will I benefit from this course?
  • Gain a better understanding of materials and the extrusion processes that will enable you to improve your existing extrusion coating operation
  • Enhance your troubleshooting skills.
After successfully completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • List various product structures and their potential uses in packaging applications.
  • Identify and discuss the physical properties and processing issues for a variety of extrusion coating resins.
  • Discuss the capabilities, specifications, and limitations of various extrusion coating equipment.
  • Discuss the extrusion process that includes web handling, polymer processing, purging, and troubleshooting using the aid of video & literature.
  • Recognize the various surface treatment options that are available and their applications.
  • Identify the unique equipment and resin requirements for coextrusion applications.
  • Explain the process requirements for making extrusion coated structures.
  • Identify safety concerns in the extrusion process.
Who benefits most from this course?

  • Extrusion engineers, supervisors and operators
  • Technical directors and superintendents
  • Technical assistants
  • R&D personnel
For maximum benefit, participants should have some familiarity with extrusion coating technology and terminology. A technical background and/or extrusion experience will be helpful.