Coating and Graphic Arts
Submittal deadline was November 11, 2022. We are no longer accepting abstracts.
The Coating and Graphic Arts program aims to provide a global forum for the presentation of original fundamental research, practical case studies, new developments/sustainable solutions, and diverse panel discussion from all areas of the paper and board coating, converting, and graphic arts industries.
Being a part of TAPPICon provides extensive opportunities for professional networking, advancing technical skills and scientific knowledge, and your career. We invite submissions for oral and poster presentations. Cross-cutting research and developments providing sustainable packaging solutions are highly encouraged.
Categories and suggested topics include:
Packaging, Label, and Digital Coating Applications
• Barrier and functional coatings for water, water vapor, oil and gas barriers, antimicrobial,
flame retardance, anti-static, anti-corrosion, release, and other unique applications
• Coatings for inkjet, electrophotographic and other printing processes
• Coated labels and liners
• Flexible packaging – barrier coated paper vis-à-vis plastic films
• Retail ready packaging
• Alternatives to single use plastics – concepts and opportunities
• Market trends in lightweighting of packaging
• Advancements in recyclability, compostability, and/or biodegradability of fiber-based products
Novel Coating and Process Technologies
• Multi-layer/curtain coatings technologies
• Advances in equipment and systems such as filtration and deaeration
• Novel coating materials
• Print applied barrier & specialty coatings
• Functional/specialty coating applications
• Processing methods and drying strategies
Advances in Printing and Graphic Arts
• UV curable printing technology advancements or challenges
• Printed electronics
• Insights into ink/paper interactions, test methods and effects on print quality
• Digital image analysis
• Advances in knowledge about coated sheet requirements for improved printing response
Coating, Printing and Finishing Solutions
• Mill case studies or success stories focused on innovative solutions
• New ideas for productivity and energy savings towards NET ZERO operations
• Practical utilization of bio-based and renewable type materials
• Coating structure measurement relationship to end product attributes
• Advances in coating rheology understanding
• Applications of nano-/bio-technologies in coated papers
• Developments in calendaring and winding
PLEASE NOTE: Full manuscripts are not required to be a part of the technical program. However, if you would like to be a contender for the coveted Best Paper Award with potential for publication in the TAPPI Journal, a full technical manuscript is required.
The recipient of the Best Student Paper receives a Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 along with the recognition for the work.