Introduction to Corrugated Course

Peachtree Corners (Atlanta Metro Area), Georgia, USA
Monday, February 25, 2019

In fast-paced corrugator operations, it is critical to be equipped with foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.

Learn the fundamentals of corrugated.

With so much at stake in today's fast-paced corrugator operations, together with the sometimes-challenging situation of crew or people turnover, it's critical that people are equipped with a foundational understanding of dynamic corrugating process. From sales to shipping, the better that everyone in your plant understands the heartbeat of the operation, the more confidence they will have in decision making. 

An insight into the history of corrugated followed by a broad look at the corrugated process including the unique starch-based adhesive, bonding mechanics, heat & moisture relationship, process controls and dry end quality checks. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game. 

LEARNING FOCUSES 
• History of corrugated paperboard
• Combined board fundamentals & structure
• Overview of a complete corrugator, components & functions
• Introduction to the starch kitchen, terms, application & bonding mechanics
• Basic dynamics of heat, moisture & warp
• Board quality critical checks
• Soak tank lessons & glue line analysis
• Corrugator control automations
• How your market demands, customer service & scheduling can impact your corrugator performance

EXPERIENCE OUTCOMES
• Learn about the unique history of corrugated
• Understand the difference between medium, liner and the corrugated structure
• Identify the components of a corrugator and their function
• Understand starch-based adhesive and bonding basics
• Increase your understanding of the relationship between heat, moisture & warp
• Recognize basic board defects & demonstrate quality checks
• Learn the diagnostic value of the soak tank
• Gain knowledge of some of the factors that impact corrugator performance



Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel

Learn from a distinguished industry expert.

Tim Church 200

TIM CHURCH (Course Chair) is a Senior Technical Services Representative for HarperLove. Tim began his career in 1980 at the Georgia-Pacific box plant in Owosso, Michigan.  He has experience on flexos, diecutters, curtain coaters, tapers, stitchers and other miscellaneous finishing equipment.   Tim worked his way up through every position on the corrugator and learned to schedule by hand.  His natural leadership and interpersonal skills led to his joining the management team, and he has held supervisory roles in corrugating, converting, scheduling, and shipping.  Tim served as Corrugator/Cascader Superintendent, led the Food Safety program, and championed the Mobile Equipment & Pedestrian Safety program as well as many other safety initiatives.  He has been with HarperLove since 2014 and embodies HarperLove's ethic of “To Serve is To Solve.”  Tim has authored a segment in the Troubleshooting Board Defects series in Corrugated Today magazine, is active with TAPPI, and is currently the course chair for the Introduction to Corrugated, Corrugator Best Practices, and Advanced Bonding courses.

Learn from Your Peers

This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel

Gain a foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process.

Introduction to Corrugated Course 
Course Chair - Tim Church

8:00 - 8:30
Opening comments - Welcome Share your learning expectations from attending this class

Meeting norms & safety

Introductions

Expectations

8:30 - 9:30
What is corrugated Learn the basic history of corrugated, forms of paper packaging, and the differences between linerboard and medium

History of corrugated

Combined board fundamentals

9:30 - 9:40
BREAK

9:40 - 10:50
Corrugator components & function Understand the corrugator components and their critical roles in producing flat, quality corrugated sheets

10:50 - 11:00
BREAK

11:00 - 12:00
Raw Materials Learn rollstock management basics and optimization. Gain understanding of how a starch-based adhesive is made and its unique ability to bond at high speeds

Roll Room - the "bank"

Intro to the starch kitchen

12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH


1:00 - 2:00
Bonding Mechanics How there are two different bonds on the corrugator and understand the factors for both to be successful
 
2:00 - 3:00

Dynamics of Heat, Moisture & Warp Recognize the critical role heated vessels and what causes warp

3:00 - 3:15
BREAK
 

3:15 - 4:15
Corrugator controls Learn quality defect terminology, operator quality checks and the priceless value of the soak tank and what it can reveal

Quality metrics

Soak tank lessons

4:15 - 4:45
Impacts to corrugator performance Accelerators & Speed Bumps

4:45 - 5:00
Review, critiques, and adjourn

Learn from Your Peers

This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel

Register by January 25th for Early Bird Rates.

TAPPI members receive discounts on registration. If you're not already a member, join today.

 Meeting Registration   Before January 25th  After January 25th
     
 Member $440  $510 
 Join or Renew and Save $620  $690 
 Young Professionals under 30 Join or Renew and Save $560 $635
 Nonmember $955 $1,025
     
 Group Meeting Registration, per person (3+ people from the same location) $390 $440
 Join or Renew and Save   $570 $620 
 Young Professionals under 30 Join or Renew and Save  $510 $560 
 Nonmember $900  $955 
     


Cancellation Policy:

If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at  +1.770.209.7206 by  (Friday, January 25th, 2019).  Please note:  There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after (Friday, January 25th, 2019) but no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course (Monday, February 18th, 2019).  Understandably, after (Monday, February 18th, 2019) no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund:
100% - Cancellation received by (Friday, January 25th, 2019).
50% - Cancellations received after (Friday, January 25th, 2019)and no later than (Monday, February 18th, 2019). NO REFUND- Cancellations received after (Monday, February 18th, 2019).  

Learn from Your Peers

This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel

We have arranged a special corporate rate for your convenience.

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree


5600 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, Georgia, USA, 30092
Tel: +1 770.416.7655

Hotel Website 

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$124 (+ taxes & fees) includes: breakfast buffet, wireless internet, self-parking in a covered parking garage, shuttle service within a five mile radius of the hotel.

Directions to the Hotel: Hotel Website 

MARTA - FROM AIRPORT

Take the Gold Line from the Atlanta Airport all the way to the Doraville stop, last stop on the gold line.

Call the Hilton front desk to arrange a hotel shuttle pick-up from the Doraville Station +1-770-447-4747

Marta- Catch the Gold Line from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport(ATL) to the Doraville Station, the train ride takes approximately 45 minutes from the airport to the Doraville station. A cab will cost approximately $15 and will take about 15-20 minutes to get from the Doraville Station to the Hyatt Place. Marta cost is $3.00 each way.  Shuttle service available during non-peak hours (the shuttle does not run from 7-9:30am & 4:30-7:30pm)

Cabs from the Atlanta airport cost roughly $65 to $75 one way the trip is 45 minutes to an hour.

Rental cars are available at the Atlanta airport.

Parking at the Hilton is complimentary.

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Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1-800-831-8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600.

Learn from Your Peers

This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel

Order these publications when you register to save on price and shipping.

The Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process
Item #: 0101R281
Special Member Price: $64
Special Non-Member Price: $98

Corrugated Defect Remedy Manual - 6th Edition
Item #: 0101R153
Special Member Price: $74
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Corrugated Adhesive Preparation, 5th Edition
Item #: 0101R301
Special Member Price:  $85
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Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Glue Folder-Gluers
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Flexographic Terms:  A Glossary of Terms Used In Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board
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Corrugator Monitor
Item #:  0101R285
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Corrugated Crossroads:  A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Industry
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Special Member Price:  $70
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More Than a Box Plant 101 - (electronic format)
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More Than a Box Plant 101 (DVD)
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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition
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Learn from Your Peers

This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel

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