National Paper Trade Association's 'Paper School' Session Returns to GRAPH EXPO
CHICAGO—August 5, 2015—The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA) will educate new and experienced attendees during Paper School this fall. Taking place Sept. 15, 2015, in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Paper School will cover the most important topics in paper.
“Paper School is a huge opportunity for the merchants to communicate the value of paper to their print buyer and invite them to participate in an intensive program where they can gain information about paper,” said Hilton Maze, NPTA Paper Committee chairman and president and CEO of Simon Miller Paper & Packaging. “At Paper School, attendees receive a strong foundation of paper knowledge and also gain access to the latest graphic communications technologies at GRAPH EXPO 15.”
The five classroom sections are taught by paper industry leading experts from top paper mills including International Paper, Neenah, Mohawk, Appleton Coated and Domtar. Paper School students will take a guided tour of the GRAPH EXPO 15 tradeshow floor for a hands-on demonstration of the most advanced printing equipment in the world.
NPTA Paper School curriculum features the following topics:
- The Manufacture of Printing Paper: Attendees will receive an overview of the principal raw materials and primary methods of preparation—including pulping and bleaching, followed by papermaking and finishing operations.
- Digital Printing Primer: Focus on the various digital printing technologies with emphasis on the print technology. Review of implications and performance requirements for paper.
- Uncoated Papers: Text and cover, business, offset: types and uses
Coated Papers: Commercial, magazine, catalog, retail insert: types and uses.
- Paper and the Environment: Discuss environmental attributes of paper, including a review of recycled fiber, fiber certifications, and the overall sustainability of paper.
Everyone is welcome to register for NPTA Paper School. Registrants who are sponsored by NPTA members receive a discount, and all attendees receive complimentary access to the GRAPH EXPO 15 show floor throughout the entire four-day industry event.
The National Paper Trade Association, founded in 1903, is the association for the $50-plus billion paper distribution industry. The mission of NPTA is to actively support the success of member firms through the delivery of networking, education, advocacy and industry trends focused on the health of the paper distribution channel.