FPInnovations’ most popular course, the Pulp, Paper, and Bioproducts Course, hit a record attendance in 2018. More than 25 speakers led presentations, discussions, hands-on workshops, and interactive laboratory demonstrations on the building blocks of the pulp and paper industry. The 2018 course also introduced Innovation Day, a platform for researchers to share prototypes of emerging bioproducts such as nanocellulose, lignin, and biofuel.
“The success of the course is based on the high interactivity students have with field experts for each topic covered,” explains course director Xuejun Zou. The course will be offered once again in October 2019 at FPInnovations’ Pointe-Claire office, providing students with valuable insights from lecturers and scientists with industry-specific knowledge and experience.
New Applied Tissue Course in 2019
Starting in the fall of 2019, FPInnovations will also be offering an Applied Tissue Course designed to provide a comprehensive and unique understanding of tissue properties and tissue manufacturing. Through presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and workshop-style learning, the course will cover a range of topics featuring:
- Hands-on manufacturing experience on FPInnovations’ pilot tissue machine
- Laboratory-based learning on testing tissue properties and improving tissue performance
- Tissue-making process, fibre physics, and tissue performance
- The role of pulp furnish in tissue-making and its impact on tissue properties
For those wishing to enhance their technical knowledge in pulp, paper, and bioproducts, and now tissue manufacturing, visit FPInnovations’ calendar of events for full details.