Coating and Graphic Arts

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

Sign up for updates

 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.