Advanced Coating Symposium 2018  Technical Program

The Advanced Coating Symposium is a prestigious forum for researchers and coating scientists to present their findings concerning coating fundamentals and leading-edge development relating to paper surface treatment, printing operations, and functional coatings


All events in Charlotte Convention Center Room 210 unless otherwise noted 

 * Program is subject to change

Track Manager:  Al Osgood, SAPPI North America
Saturday, April 14th
8:00am - 9:00am   Coffee & Connect
9:00am - 10:00am ACS1 Opening Session & Keynote - Session Chair: Randy Branston, BASF

ACS1.1 - Opening Remarks - Randy Branston, BASF

ACS1.2 - Keynote - How Did it All Happen? Over a Century of Scientific and Technological Metamorphoses - Nick Triantafillopoulos, Agilis Chemicals

10:00am - 10:30am   Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:00pm ACS2 Coating Structure - Session Chair: Prakash Malla, Thiele Kaolin Company

ACS2.1 - Characterization of Paper Coating Structure Using FIB and FE‑SEM - Jee-Hong Lee, Seoul National University

ACS2.2 - Dynamics of Capillary-Driven Flow in Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices - Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University

ACS2.3 - Cracking at the Fold in Double Layer Coated Paper: The Influence of Latex and Starch Composition - Doug Bousfield, University of Maine

12:00pm - 1:30pm ACS3 Lunch & Learn
    Application of Nanocrystal Cellulose (CNC): Improved Performance of Water-Based Inks on Plastic Films - Javad SaberianFPInnovations
1:30pm - 3:00pm ACS4 Nanocellulose Use in Coatings - Session Chair: Lokendra Pal, NC State University

ACS4.1 - Nanocellulose Suspension Rheology: Considerations for Paper Coatings - Martin Hubbe, NC State University

ACS4.2 - Fluorescent Tagging of CNF in Paper Coatings - Emilia Purington, University of Maine

ACS4.3 - Nanocellulose‑Based Multifunctional Barrier Coatings - Preeti Tyagi, North Carolina State University

3:00pm - 3:30pm   Coffee Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm ASC5 Coating Modeling - Session Chair: Peter Rättö, RISE Bioeconomy/Karlstad University

ACS5.1 - Overview - Where Coating Modeling is Now - Doug Bousfield, University of Maine & Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University

ACS5.2 - Discrete Element Method to Model Cracking for Two Layer Systems - Dan Varney, Omya, Inc.

ACS5.3 - Extracting Scientific Value from Contact Angle Analysis of Wetting Liquids on Porous Surfaces - Cathy Ridgeway, Omya International AG

5:00pm - 6:00pm   Coating Fundamentals Committee Meeting
6:00pm - 7:00pm   Reception at the Westin Charlotte Downtown; Westin: Harris Room
Sunday, April 15th
9:00am - 10:30am ACS6 Coating Wet State - Session Chair: Steven Keller, Miami University

ACS.1 - Rheology Overview - John Roper, Consultant

ACS6.2 - Effect of Particle Shape and Latex Particle Size Distributions on Dewatering and Filter Cake Permeability - Lisa Weeks, University of Maine

ACS6.3 - Operational Limits of Blade Coating Associated with High Aspect Ratio Pigments - Lisa Weeks, University of Maine

10:30am - 11:00am   Coffee & Connect
11:00am - 12:30pm ACS7 Novel Topcoat Functionality - Session Chair: Gregg Reed, IMERYS

ACS7.1 - High Performance Active Electrospun Polyhydroxyalkanoate Based Coatings - Jose Lagaron, CSIC

ACS7.2 - TBD

ACS7.3 - TBD

12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lunch on Own
2:00pm - 4:00pm ACS8 The Next Layer - Session Chair: Al Osgood, SAPPI North America

ACS8.1 - Process Time Importance in the Product Properties Evolvement During Extrusion Coating of Different LDPE Grades - Esa Suokas, Tampere University of Technology

ACS8.2 - Substrate Surface Design: Capturing the Power of Pore-Liquid Functionality - Pat Gane, Omya International AG

ACS8.3 - The State of R&D in Our Industry - Tony Lyons, Paper Lyons LLC

ACS8.4 - Symposium Review & Summary - Al OsgoodSAPPI North America

4:30pm - 6:00pm   Hagemeyer Happy Hours & ACS Wrap Up/Coating Kick-Off Reception, CCC Ballroom A Terrace


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