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2008 TAPPI Coating & Graphic Arts Conference Call for Papers


Technical paper submissions are invited for the 2008 TAPPI Coating & Graphic Arts Conference will be held May 4-7, 2008, in Dallas, TX, in conjunction with the TAPPI Papermakers Conference and PIMA Intl. Management Conference. Preference will be given to those papers highlighting the following "featured" topics:

  • Papermaking in 2010 and beyond.
  • Green chemistries.
  • Renewable raw materials (pigments, binders, or additives).
  • Nano materials (pigments, binders, or additives).
  • Dry coating.
  • Barrier coating.
  • Blade scratch reduction.
  • Blister resistance.
  • Improved efficiency tecniques.
  • Effect of print process (litho, flexo, gravure) on coating design.
  • Color gamut: coating design, measurement techniques.
  • Color profiling.
  • Chemistry for inkjet coating.
  • Methods for evaluating/improving product quality and printability from either papermaker or printer point of view.
  • Coating design for digital printing.
Additonally, TAPPI hopes to introduce product updates on previously peer-reviewed papers. This is a venue for valuable and concise additions to earlier work. If you have presented a peer-reviewed paper at previous TAPPI Coating & Graphic Arts Conferences and have additional data and conclusions to share resulting from your earlier work, please submit an abbreviated manuscript detailing the update, including a reference to the earlier work.

Authors interested in presenting a paper on these or related topics, or a project update, should submit a draft manuscript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 14, 2007. Abstracts are not accepted.

For additional information, contact Amy Dimmick, technical program committee chair, at 610/861-4919 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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