Advanced Coating Symposium

April 15 - 18, 2018 | Charlotte, NC, USA | Shaping the Future through Innovation

Call for Papers Closed Registration Closed

Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15
Charlotte Convention Center
Room 210

Typically held on its own, the Advanced Coating Symposium is being held in conjunction with PaperCon in Charlotte in 2018.
The ACS is a prestigious forum for researchers and coating scientists to present their findings concerning coating fundamentals and leading-edge development relating to paper surface treatment, printing operations, and functional coatings. If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, please check out the page on the Advanced Coating Symposium website for more information.

* Program is subject to change

Track Manager:  Al Osgood, SAPPI North America
Saturday, April 14th
8:00am - 9:00am   Coffee & Connect
9:00am - 10:00am ACS1 Opening Session & Keynote - Session Chair: Randy Branston, BASF

ACS1.1 - Opening Remarks - Randy Branston, BASF

ACS1.2 - Keynote - How Did it All Happen? Over a Century of Scientific and Technological Metamorphoses - Nick Triantafillopoulos, Agilis Chemicals

10:00am - 10:30am   Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:00pm ACS2 Coating Structure - Session Chair: Prakash Malla, Thiele Kaolin Company

ACS2.1 - Characterization of Paper Coating Structure Using FIB and FE‑SEM - Jee-Hong Lee, Seoul National University

ACS2.2 - Dynamics of Capillary-Driven Flow in Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices - Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University

ACS2.3 - Cracking at the Fold in Double Layer Coated Paper: The Influence of Latex and Starch Composition - Doug Bousfield, University of Maine

12:00pm - 1:30pm ACS3 Lunch & Learn
    Application of Nanocrystal Cellulose (CNC): Improved Performance of Water-Based Inks on Plastic Films - Javad SaberianFPInnovations
1:30pm - 3:00pm ACS4 Nanocellulose Use in Coatings - Session Chair: Lokendra Pal, NC State University

ACS4.1 - Nanocellulose Suspension Rheology: Considerations for Paper Coatings - Martin Hubbe, NC State University

ACS4.2 - Fluorescent Tagging of CNF in Paper Coatings - Emilia Purington,University of Maine

ACS4.3 - Nanocellulose‑Based Multifunctional Barrier Coatings - Preeti Tyagi, North Carolina State University

3:00pm - 3:30pm   Coffee Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm ASC5 Coating Modeling - Session Chair: Peter Rättö, RISE Bioeconomy/Karlstad University

ACS5.1 - Overview - Where Coating Modeling is Now - Doug Bousfield, University of Maine & Martti Toivakka, Abo Akademi University

ACS5.2 - Discrete Element Method to Model Cracking for Two Layer Systems - Dan Varney, Omya, Inc.

ACS5.3 - Extracting Scientific Value from Contact Angle Analysis of Wetting Liquids on Porous Surfaces - Cathy Ridgeway, Omya International AG

5:00pm - 6:30pm   Coating Fundamentals Committee Meeting
6:30pm - 8:30pm   Reception at the Westin Charlotte Downtown; Westin: Harris Room
Sunday, April 15th
9:00am - 10:30am ACS6 Coating Wet State - Session Chair: Steven Keller, Miami University

ACS.1 - Rheology Overview - John RoperConsultant

ACS6.2 - Effect of Particle Shape and Latex Particle Size Distributions on Dewatering and Filter Cake Permeability - Lisa Weeks, University of Maine

ACS6.3 - Operational Limits of Blade Coating Associated with High Aspect Ratio Pigments - Lisa Weeks, University of Maine

10:30am - 11:00am   Coffee & Connect
11:00am - 12:30pm ACS7 Novel Topcoat Functionality - Session Chair: Gregg Reed, IMERYS

ACS7.1 - High Performance Active Electrospun Polyhydroxyalkanoate Based Coatings - Jose Lagaron, CSIC

ACS7.2 - TBD

ACS7.3 - TBD

12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lunch on Own
2:00pm - 4:00pm ACS8 The Next Layer - Session Chair: Al Osgood, SAPPI North America

ACS8.1 - Process Time Importance in the Product Properties Evolvement During Extrusion Coating of Different LDPE Grades - Esa Suokas, Tampere University of Technology

ACS8.2 - Substrate Surface Design: Capturing the Power of Pore-Liquid Functionality - Pat Gane, Omya International AG

ACS8.3 - The State of R&D in Our Industry - Tony Lyons, Paper Lyons LLC

ACS8.4 - Symposium Review & Summary - Al OsgoodSAPPI North America

4:00pm - 4:30pm   Coffee Break & Posters
4:30pm - 6:00pm   Hagemeyer Happy Hour & ACS Wrap Up/Coating Kick-Off Reception, CCC Ballroom A Terrace