By Cindy Macdonald
UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre is offering an Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology course on April 13-15, 2016. Registration is now open for this three-day, hands-on course.
The introductory level course is suitable for current engineering students, along with recently hired engineers working in B.C. pulp and paper mills and supporting industries. It is also suitable for both technical and non-technical individuals who want to understand the basics of B.C.’s natural resources, chemical and mechanical pulping, bleaching, recovery, papermaking, paper grades and properties, and low-consistency refining.
The course is sponsored by the Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) at the University of British Columbia.
This hands-on course will consist of lectures during the mornings, and lab exercises in the afternoons to enhance understanding of process.
The course will provide an overview of :
– natural resources
– mechanical pulping history, theory and comparisons with chemical pulping
– kraft pulping, bleaching and recovery
– pulp processing equipment, theory and operation of pulp screening, cleaning and low consistency refining
– papermaking theory of forming, pressing and drying
– chemical additives in the wet end of the paper machine
– future bio-products and the transformation to a sustainable bio-economy.
The cost of three-day course is $500/student. For more information and to register, please visit www.ppc.ubc.ca/api/course