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
March 18-22, 2024
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. The course is designed to encourage interactions with AJU instructors and networking with industry peers. ***All meals, transportation and accommodations are covered from Monday evening reception through departure Friday morning. Enjoy Charleston on your own or in small groups Thursday evening.***Details
May 6-10, 2024
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. ***All meals, transportation and accommodations are covered from Monday evening reception through departure Friday morning. Enjoy Charleston on your own or in small groups Thursday evening.***Details