2014 TAPPI PLACE Extrusion Coating Course
2014 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 the extrusion coating application process. You'll also obtain detailed instruction for equipment and process technology specific to the extrusion coating process. A team of experts in the field will discuss commonly faced process problems in extrusion coating.
 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.