RESCHEDULED - AJU Pulp Machine - Wet End Operation & Round Table 2020

October 19-22, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AstenJohnson Corporate
4399 Corporate Road
North Charleston, SC 29405
Sue McCann

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.

AstenJohnson University (AJU) was established in 2005 as a way to invest in the development of future pulp and papermakers and to provide a forum for learning and sharing of common business practices. This AJU Pulp course will focus solely on issues associated with manufacturing Pulp. By specifically concentrating on Pulp, 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 Pulp making experiences in class, so we encourage participants to bring examples of past problems or current challenges to explore in class.  Class size is limited in order to maximize discussion and interactions.

what you will learn:

Forming Fundamentals

  • The importance of proper Formation
  • Headbox
  • Delivery of Jet to Fabric (Fiber Orientation)
  • Forming Boards
  • Gravity, Low Vacuum and High Vacuum Elements
  • Foils and Flat Boxes
  • Steam Hoods
  • Table Set Up
  • Sheet Quality
  • Troubleshooting
  • Optimization

Machine Clothing Basics: Impact of Clothing on Performance and Sheet Properties (Forming Fabrics)

  • Fabric Yarn Properties
  • Weaving Fundamentals and their effect on Formation
  • Fiber Support Index
  • Drainage Index
  • Permeability
  • Design Considerations

Forming Troubleshooting: Common Operational and Quality Issues and Solutions (Roundtable)

Press Fundamentals

  • Theory of Pressing
  • Press Types and their benefits
  • Press Vacuum Systems
  • Felt Conditioning
  • Nip Conditions

To take advantage of this unique opportunity, please complete the registration form below.

pricing $1,395

Note: Tuition covers your hotel room, meals and all training materials. You will be housed at the Hyatt Place – Charleston Airport location. The only additional expense to you will be your travel costs to and from Charleston.  AJU starts with a reception on Monday, April 20 at 6:00 PM. Class will start Monday, October 19th at 7:30 AM and will conclude Thursday, October 22nd  at 3:00 PM. We will provide further details of the training and logistics upon your enrollment. 

If you wish to participate in the Press Fabric Plant Tour, you must fly into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). We will provide transportation to the plant tour and then to Charleston. If you are NOT attending the plant tour, fly into Charleston International Airport (CHS) arriving Sunday, October 18th. All departures should be from CHS. 

if you wish to participate in the plant tour, please contact sue mccann ( so that your accommodations can be prearranged.

The deadline for registration is September 18.


RESCHEDULED - AJU Pulp Machine - Wet End Operation & Round Table 2020 October 19-22, 2020

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