Coating and Graphic Arts

October 3 - 6, 2021 | Atlanta, GA USA

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Coating and Graphic Arts (CGA)



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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 program is currently under development and subject to change. Visit our website often for program updates.


Monday, October 4, 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA1: Sustainability in Single-use Packaging - Practical Approaches and Opportunities
    Session Chair: Sandeep Kulkarni, KoolEarth Solutions  
      CGA1.1 Plastics Perspective to Sustainable Packaging Jennifer Ronk, Dow Chemical
      CGA1.2 The Perplexity of Packaging – A CPG Perspective--A View of Packaging from a CPG, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly  Jeff Hanratty, General Mills
      CGA1.3 TBA  
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
CGA2: Advances in Coating Operations
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, Advanced Dynamics  
      CGA2.1 Curtain Coating - Minimizing Development Costs Harald Döll, TSE Troller
      CGA2.2 Less Emissions and Improved Efficiency in Coat Drying - SAPPI GratKom OMC9 Geert Dumortier, Ircon Drying Systems Corp.
      CGA2.3 Coating Defects & Coater Runnability: A Roundtable of Coating Operations Experts

Moderator: Gordon Bugg, Kemira

Daniel Rusnarxzk, GAW Paper Coating Systems    
Mike Hess, Ahlstrom Paper
Derrick Burrell, KaMin 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET
CGA3: Printing Trends
    Session Chair: Jim Niemiec, Consultant  
      CGA3.1 Fads, Trends & Disruptive Innovations Daniel Dejan, SAPPI
       CGA3.2 TBD  
      CGA3.3 TBD  
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA4A: Standards and Solutions for Sustainable Packaging
    Session Chair:  
      CGA4A.1 Approaches/Opportunities in Recycling Single-use Packaging Palace Stepps, Sonoco
      CGA4A.2 Sustainability and Compostability: Setting Standards Emily Williams, Michelman
      CGA4A.3 A Versatile Sealing Barrier Solution for the Packing Industry Fabien Monnard, Omya
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA4B: Advanced Understanding of Coating
    Session Chair: Tony Lyons, Paper Lyons  
      CGA4B.1 Rheology Management for Proper Control of Coating Processes and Coater Runnability

Vesa Kukkamo, ACA Systems

      CGA4B.2 Numerical Analysis of Slot Die Coating of Nanocellulosic Materials

Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University

      CGA4B.3 Discrete Element Method to Model Tension and Bending for Single Layer 3-Dimension Systems with Bimodal and Pseudo-Full Particle Size Distributions of Spherical Particles Daniel Varney, Omya
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
    Session Chair:  
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
CGA6: Advances in Barrier Coatings
    Session Chair: Femi Kotoye, Trinseo LLC  
      CGA6.1 Cupstock Coated with Multilayer WBBC's Process & Product Performance Tom Larsson, UMV Coating Systems
      CGA6.2 Multi-Functional Barrier Coating Systems Created by Multi-Layer Curtain Coating Don Ventresca, Trinseo LLC
      CGA6.3 Multilayer Barrier Paperboard Based on Nanocellulose and Thermoplastics Rajesh Koppolu
      CGA6.4 Optimization of Styrene-Acrylic Emulsion Polymers for Use in Aqueous Barrier Coating for Oil and Grease Resistant Paper Xiangyi Zhang, The Dow Chemical Company
10:30am - 12:00pm ET
CGA7: Innovations in Coating Materials
    Session Chair: Manoj Dixit, Domtar  
      CGA7.1 Influence of Novel GCC Particles on Printing Properties of High Glossing Coated Wood-free Papers Johannes Kritzinger, Omya
       CGA7.2  TBA