Coating and Graphic Arts

April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC 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!

    Session Chair: Ozlem Kubra Akdogan, Technick Products  
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
CGA2: No Barrier for Barriers!
    Session Chair: Mark Sorenson,
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
CGA3: Actionable Insights in Coating
    Session Chair: Tony Lyons, Paper Lyons   
     CGA3.1 The Influence of Rheology on Smooth Rod Coating Systems Douglas Bousfield, University of Maine  
     CGA3.2 Role of rheology in Roll-to-Roll Coating of High Solids Content Nanocellulose Rajesh Koppolu, Åbo Akademi University  
      CGA3.3 Advances in Oil and Grease Resistance (OGR) Test Methodology for Waterborne Barrier Coatings Allyson Marianelli, The Dow Chemical Company  
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
CGA4-PF4: Forward Looking R&D Agenda in EU (Coating & Graphic Arts and Papermaking Fundamentals Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Joel Panek, WestRock  
    CGA4-PF4.1 Rethinking the Packaging System Paul Krochak, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden  
    CGA4-PF4.2 The 4evergreen Journey Towards Perfecting Circularity Susanne Haase, CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries  
     CGA4-PF4.3 Every Fibre Counts! Michael Brandl, EXTR:ACT  
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
    Session Chair: Josh Lorge  








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

     CGA6.1 How Coating Pigment Particles Influence Offset Printing Properties Cathy Ridgway, Omya International  
     CGA6.2 About a HQ Flexo Printing Defect and a Coating Layer to Overcome It Johannes Kritzinger, Omya International  
9:30AM – 10:30AM ET
    Session Chair: Jim Niemiec, 

Jim Niemiec Consulting,LLC

11:00AM – 12:00PM ET
CGA8: A Material Difference!
    Session Chair: Prakash Malla, Thiele Kaolin Company  
     CGA8.1 Thermally Sealable Paper: Fully Repulpable and Biodegradable Muhammad Rabnawaz, Michigan State University  
     CGA8.2 Sustainable Coatings for Paper Based Flexible Packaging: Barrier Properties and Processability Hanze Ying, Dow Inc.