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Paper Appreciation Course
Paper Appreciation Course
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Information for Delegates 

Objective of the Course

Our “Paper Appreciation Course” (formerly the NAPM Paper Appreciation Course) is unique in that it focuses on the benefits that paper and its attributes bring to the end-uses. So, whilst we discuss the many elements of paper production, at each stage we describe what that part of the process does for the paper, for example, formation, opacity, thickness, stiffness, and so on.  

We teach papermaking from the consumers’ angle.
The key objective of the course is not to produce budding papermakers, but for the delegates to better understand the attributes of the various grades of paper and what they bring to the end products. 
This one-day course is ideal for employees who would not normally have the chance to visit a fully working paper mill but have worked within the paper merchanting, printing or associated industries for any length of time.
• Introduction  

- Paper, the flat stuff - some practical tests that illustrate paper’s versatility

- The market place – UK consumption figures by broad sectors.

- What does the end product require? 

- A description of the attributes necessary in the paper to meet end-use needs.

• Papermaking          

- The principles and requirements.

- The types of furnish.

- The technical qualities these various furnishes impart to the end product.

- Coating and finish.
• Environmental Issues                  

- A comprehensive listing of all certification schemes and associations.
• Practical Elements         

- Carrying out simple tests.                

- Investigating problems.

- Visiting a working paper mill.
• Estimating             

- The considerations and formulae.



John Watson



Registration and coffee is at 9.30 am, with the actual course running through from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, with a buffet lunch. During the afternoon the delegates are taken around the mill and paper machines, and will receive a running commentary as to the workings of a paper mill and paper machines. On return to the classroom, the course concludes with a questions and answers session finishing no later than 4.30 pm.

The cost per delegate includes all refreshments, a buffet lunch (with any special dietary requirements requested) and comprehensive course notes is only £215 + VAT.  
Dress Code
Smart casual with “substantial” shoes, as the day includes a tour around a working paper machines. 
Car Parking
There is on-site car parking available but you need to register your car registration number.
Joining Instructions
These will be sent to all delegates approximately one week before the course date.


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Fees for each delegate are £215 + VAT

BPIF members will recieve a 10% discount

Please send completed booking forms to Tim Bowler as soon as possible at [email protected] 

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