We’re committed to investing in the education of future papermakers. That's why we founded AJ University. Offered since 2005 at our Charleston, South Carolina headquarters, AJ University is a unique series of classes and coursework designed to instruct papermakers of all experience levels on the nuances of clothing, equipment, machine analysis and diagnostics. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, our roundtables and seminars provide attendees with a forum for discussing the issues they face day-to-day and sharing best practices across our industry.
Attending an AstenJohnson-led forum gave me the opportunity to network with other papermakers, learn from their processes and troubleshoot the issues we face day-to-day. I came away from the experience with new ideas and a renewed enthusiasm for the work I do.
2016 Attendee, Mill Manager USA
I loved the fact that the theory was first discussed, but then also shown how it applied to the machine and how it could be controlled. I left AJU with a lot of things to bring back to the mill and apply right away.
2016 Attendee, Technical Specialist China
Fantastic week! It is uncommon, at other events like these, for each and every presenter to not only be knowledgeable, but also have the presentation skills to keep everyone engaged. That was certainly the case at AJU.
2016 Attendee, Mill Manager Europe
October 19-22, 2020
Here at AstenJohnson we put safety first and are taking measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19. We know our customers are doing the same and we feel it's important to support these hard decisions. Accordingly, we have rescheduled this class for October 19, 2020. If you are not able to make the new date, we will refund your tuition fee. This 3-day course has been created to address the needs of Process Engineers, and Machine and Production Managers. We dedicate each session to a particular step of the Forming, Pressing and Dryer Sections. We always start with the fundamentals for each session, including terminology and definitions of commonly used equipment and measurement methods. Additionally, those with extensive hands-on experience but little formal technical training will benefit from this session. Class size is limited (25 max) to maximize discussion and interactions. *Due to customer request, we have added a session on drying on the third day of the course.Details
April 21-24, 2020
Here at AstenJohnson we put safety first and are taking measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19. We know our customers are doing the same and we feel it's important to support these hard decisions. Accordingly, we have decided to postpone the AJU Printing & Writing class scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 21st. Registrants who have paid by credit card will receive a full refund directly to the card. We will post the new dates as soon as we have them. People registered for the April 21st class will get priority seating for the new date.Details
September 21-25, 2020
This 3½ day training session has been created to address the needs of individuals relatively new to papermaking, those with one to five years of experience in a mill. This training is well suited for new process engineers and technicians as well as new machine operators and new shift managers. Additionally, those with extensive hands-on experience but little formal technical training on the fundamentals of papermaking and equipment will benefit from this session.Details