Paper Technology Level 1

1 Day Programme

Paper Technology Level 1, is delivered directly by PaperClassroom and Paper Technics. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course. Over a period of two days, you will receive an overview of the paper, board and tissue industries. In addition to gaining new skills and team building, you will: receive a full colour set of bespoke notes; view exclusive video clips from inside of paper mills; understand and sample various types of paper; view model fibres to aid learning; experience making your own fibres and engage in fun games and activities.

Paper-making Chronology and Trends Key dates and inventions. Who is making and who is using paper today? | Raw materials What fibres and chemicals are used in paper-making. The importance of water. | Working on fibres What does the mill do to fibres to make the right type of paper? | Making paper and board How single ply paper and multiply boards are formed. | Making tissue Why does tissue feel so soft? | Water removal How the water is squeezed out of the sheet. Multicyllinder drying methods. | Finishing and converting Changing the surface of paper, cutting it into sheets and reels. | Paper properties and defects | Why paper for bags, boxes and bottoms needs to be different!

2 Day Programme

DAY 1

History of Papermaking and Market Trends A colourful, scene setting journey through time. How are the wasp, the black death and Egyptian mummies connected to papermaking?. What types of paper are there? Who is making paper and who is using paper today? | Fibres What types of plants do we get fibres from? Where do they grow? How are they different? How do we match the fibre to the end product? | Water What type of water do we use? What problems can it cause? Why do we recycle it | Chemicals Explains the different types of chemicals used in the paper industry. Some are there to improve the process of making paper, while others are there to change the properties of the sheet. | Enzymes What are enzymes and why are they finding increasing use in the paper industry. | Stock Preparation Looks at how we work on fibres to change their properties, in order to make the right end product. We also look at the equipment we use to do this. |Approach Flow Learn how the stock is blended, cleaned and diluted prior to entering the flowbox. | The Flow Box See the history of the flow box and see just how we squirt those fibres onto the fast moving forming fabric. | Paper and Board Formation See and understand how single layer paper and multi-layer boards are produced on different types of equipment.

DAY 2

Tissue Formation Gain an awareness of different types of tissue, how tissue production is different from paper and board production and just why tissue can feel so soft. |  Pressing See how pressing works and understand why it is so important today. | Drying Drying is the most expensive part of the paper manufacturing process. Learn how we do it. | Finishing The finishing process involves the surface treatment of paper. Learn how jumbo reels are cut down into smaller sizes, turned into sheets, made glossier or embossed. | Converting This step is usually carried out away from the mill and can include corrugating, parchmentising, laminating and more... | Process Control There is a 3-year degree in process control! But here, we simply tell you in every day language, what it is all about. A jargon buster session. | Paper Properties and Defects You have now had two days of paper-making. Here we take a look at paper properties and it should all make sense!

Paper Technology Level 2

Modules

Paper Technology Level 2, is delivered directly by PaperClassroom and Paper Technics. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course.  The City and Guilds Papermaking Course parts I & II, has been obsolete since the end of the 1990’s, however, it has been replaced by the Paper Technology Level 2 & 3 Certificates. These courses have also been updated and accredited by PAA/VQ-SET. The Level 2 includes 7 compulsory modules. Each module is assessed separately.

MODULES

  • 1. The History of Papermaking
  • 2. Basic Science for Papermaking
  • 3. Fibres used in Papermaking
  • 4. Process Water and Chemical Additives used in Papermaking
  • 5. Wet End Processes in Papermaking
  • 6. Dry End Processes in Papermaking
  • 7. Plant Services in Papermaking

Paper Technology Level 3

Pathways

Paper Technology Level L3, is delivered directly by PaperClassroom and Paper Technics. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course.  The City and Guilds Papermaking Course parts I & II, has been obsolete since the end of the 1990’s, however, it has been replaced by the Paper Technology Level 2 & 3 Certificates. There are 3 Pathways to choose from – either Paper, Board or Tissues, followed by four compulsory modules. You are able to choose your four modules from the options provided.

PATHWAY 1 - Sheet Formation of Paper in Papermaking

PATHWAY 2 - Sheet Formation of Board in Papermaking

PATHWAY 3 - Sheet Formation of Tissue in Papermaking

UNIT OPTIONS - You must choose four modules 

  • Pulping Processes in Papermaking | Processing New Fibres in Papermaking | Processing Recycled Fibres in Papermaking | Pressing Water from Paper and Board| | Drying Paper and Board | Coating and Surface Modifications used in Papermaking | Paper and Board Finishing | Wet End Chemistry in Papermaking

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