12th TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium
Commercialization!  From Idea to Product
Join the world’s preeminent paper coating experts as they discuss successes, failures and best practices employed to bring their best laboratory concepts to commercial reality.
Who Should Attend?
Product developers, researchers and academics who have scientific interest in the field of coating paper and paperboard substrates (barrier, bioactive, fundamentals), converting, ink structures / interactions with coatings.      
What Will I Learn?   
The program will include papers in these areas:  
  • Fluid Mechanics of Coating and Printing  
  • Novel Paper Coatings  
  • Mechanics of Printing
  • New and Emerging Coating Process Technologies
  • Nanotechnology in Paper Coating
  • Coating Structure Analysis  
  • Novel Coating Structures
  • Heat Transfer Related to Paper Coating
  • Commercialization Summary:   Future Products and Further Research
See the detailed program

As a bonus, ACFS will be co-located with the 16th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium (ISCST) providing both attendees and presenters with expanded learning and networking opportunities.  ISCST includes over 70 presentations from research universities and companies such as 3M, General Motors, Imerys, Boston Scientific, Solarmer, Avery Dennison and the USDA discussing coating research in non-paper applications. Your TAPPI registration will allow access to any of the ISCST presentations, and will include full printed proceedings of the TAPPI program and the traditional Advanced Coating Fundamentals Dinner.   
Why Attend This Symposium?  
For over twenty years, the TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium (ACFS) has been the preeminent forum to present and discuss leading edge, fundamental research in paper coating, surface properties, converting and printing operations. Participants include the world’s leading experts including suppliers, university researchers, paper manufacturers, product development and technical service professionals and printing and graphic arts specialists. 
See the list of organizations represented at previous symposiums.