AJ University

A class of our own.

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.

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Upcoming AJU Courses

May 12 2020
Energy Efficiency (May 2020)

May 12-13, 2020
Eupen, Belgium

AstenJohnson University (AJU) was established in 2005 as one way to invest in the development of future papermakers and to provide a forum of learning and sharing of common business practices. AstenJohnson invites you to attend the upcoming 2 days “Energy Efficiency” Session in Eupen, Belgium

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Mar 16 2020
Papermaking Fundamentals: Packaging Grades (March 2020)

March 16-20, 2020
Charleston, SC

AstenJohnson University (AJU) was established in 2005 as one way to invest in the development of future papermakers and to provide a forum for learning and sharing of common business practices. This AJU session will focus on issues associated with the packaging grade. By concentrating on a specific paper grade, we will be able to provide students with specific, applicable information that can be put into practice immediately upon returning to the mill. We will discuss actual papermaking experiences in class, so we encourage participants to bring examples of past problems or current challenges to explore in class.

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Apr 21 2020
Papermaking Fundamentals: Printing & Writing (April 2020)

April 21-24, 2020
Charleston, SC

AstenJohnson University (AJU) was established in 2005 as one way to invest in the development of future papermakers and to provide a forum for learning and sharing of common business practices. This AJU session will focus on issues associated with the printing and writing grade. By concentrating on a specific paper grade, we will be able to provide students with specific, applicable information that can be put into practice immediately upon returning to the mill. We will discuss actual papermaking experiences in class, so we encourage participants to bring examples of past problems or current challenges to explore in class.

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May 18 2020
Papermaking Fundamentals Data Analysis Course (May 2020)

May 18-21, 2020
Charleston, SC

This 2 ½ day course is designed for individuals who are relatively new to papermaking or in a new position at the mill. Also the course is excellent for those responsible for monitoring and improving process performance or product quality. This training is great for non-manufacturing roles as well. The class size is small – 12 to 16 participants – to allow for plenty of discussion along with classroom instruction. To take advantage of the available expertise in the classroom, participants are encouraged to bring their own data from a process improvement project. After learning a tool in Minitab by application on a training set of data, the class will have opportunity to apply the tool on their own data with guidance and input from the instructor.

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Apr 20 2020
AJU Pulp Machine - Wet End Operation & Round Table 2020

April 20-23, 2020
Charleston, SC

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.

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