Coating and Graphic Arts

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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Coating and Graphic Arts (CGA)


The Coating and Graphic Arts Technical Program attracts professionals from all areas of the paper coating, converting and graphic arts industries.  It is designed to address both on-going and emerging topics of interest to our industries and attracts professionals from manufacturing, product development, business development, sales, and marketing within our various industry segments.



Coating and Graphic Arts Technical Program

 The Coating and Graphic Arts Program is currently being developed.  Please visit the TAPPICon website often for updates.


Monday, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA1: Are You Confused About Recycling? So Are We! Panel Discussion

    Session Chair: Ozlem Kubra Akdogan, Technick Products  


Fiber Recycling – A Critical Component of Sustainable Packaging - Chuck Klass, Klass Associates Inc


  • Lon Pschigoda, Western Michigan University
  • Albert Linn, WestRock
  • Brian Hawkinson, AF&PA
  • Mark Bond, Sustana Fiber
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
CGA2: No Barrier for Barriers!
    Session Chair: Mark Sorenson, Andritz (retired)

Novel hard nip sizing with spray and curtain application for liner and coated board grades

Antti Räisänen, Valmet


Curtain coating - development of barrier layers with sheet-to-sheet coater

Harald Doell, TSE Troller AG


Rheology Management as a Tool for Runnability Optimization in Water-based Barrier

Christian Hoglund, CH Polymers Oy

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
CGA3: Actionable Insights in Coating
    Session Chair: Tony Lyons, Paper Lyons   


The Influence of Rheology on Smooth Rod Coating Systems

Douglas Bousfield, University of Maine and John Roper



Role of Rheology in Reel-to-Reel Coating of High-Solids Content Nanocellulose

Rajesh Koppolu, Åbo Akademi University



Improvements in oil and grease resistance (OGR) test methodology for waterborne barrier coatings

Allyson Marianelli, The Dow Chemical Company



Defect Characterization Test - A Novel Test Method for Barrier Coating Quality

Dustin Burton, Trinseo

1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA4-PF4: Forward Looking R&D Agenda in EU (Coating & Graphic Arts and Papermaking Fundamentals Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Joel Panek, WestRock  



Rethinking the Packaging System

Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden



The 4evergreen Journey Towards Perfecting Circularity

Susanne Haase, CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries



Every Fibre Counts!

Michael Brandl, EXTR:ACT

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
CGA5: It Takes a Village – Collaboration Across the Value Chain to Successfully Develop Compostable Packaging
    Session Chair: Jim Fogg & Meggan Hostetler-Schrock  


  • Scott Bryne, Sonoco
  • Pak Meng Cham, Pepsico
  • Chris Mitchell, Dunn Paper
  • Gary Robinson, TIPA
  • Wendell Simonson, BPI
  • Susan Thoman, Compost Manucfacturing Alliance



Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
CGA6: Printing Technologies
    Session Chair: Nancy Plowman Sandreuter, Nancy Plowman Associates, Inc.



Coating Pigment Particles: Their influence on offset printing 

Cathy Ridgway, Omya International



About a High-Quality (HQ) Flexo Printing Defect and a Coating Layer to Overcome It

Johannes Kritzinger, Omya International

9:00AM – 10:00AM ET
CGA7: Digital Printing in Packaging
    Session Chair: Jim Niemiec, 

Jim Niemiec Consulting,LLC


Digital Printing Revolutionizes the Corrugated Industry

Liz Logue, EFI



Digital Preprint Today for the North American Market – Value Proposition, Capabilities, and Limitations Robert Seay, Georgia Pacific  
10:15AM – 11:30AM ET
CGA8: A Material Difference!

Session Chair: Prakash Malla, Thiele Kaolin Company



Coatings for Sustainable Paper Based Flexible Packaging: Barrier Properties and Processability

Hanze Ying, Dow Inc.



Sustainable Paper Coatings for PFAS Replacement - Starch and Cellulose-based PPC Coatings

Parisa Nazemi, ABE



Thermally Sealable Paper: Fully Repulpable and Biodegradable

Muhammad Rabnawaz, MSU