Finishing and Converting Operations

Finishing and Converting Operations - PPE368
Independent Study
The first part of this course covers the final stages of paper and paperboard manufacture known as paper finishing. Here, students will deal with unit processes and product qualities related to calendaring, supercalendering, winding, coating, sheeting, wrapping and storage. The second part of the course, called converting, deals with processes involved in letter press, offset and gravure printing and in the manufacture of corrugated board and cartons, folding cartons, specialty papers and absorbent products. In addition, end-use qualities and appropriate tests will be covered.