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Key things to understand about the FRONT of abrasive paper to ensure top performance

About this event

In this webinar you will understand why resin sometimes stays on the surface or, conversely, why it sometimes penetrates the paper all the way through.

We will explain how we characterize a barrier for abrasive paper backings.

We will also introduce some methods and tests, going into the research centre and onto the machine floor so that you can evaluate the formulations yourself and see what combination will give your abrasives the best performance to avoid resin penetration or shrinkage and, Grit shedding, Brittleness. .

Abrasive papier barrier characterisation

💥 This is a notion that is not always easy to grasp, but such an important one when it comes to evaluating the barrier properties of papers.

🔬You'll learn :

-> the basics of barrier performance and the difference between porosity and permeability

-> Why Cobb measurement is complementary to permeability

-> How to simulate maker pressure when evaluating barrier performance

🍒 [bonus] : 3D images to take you on a journey through a sheet of paper, explanatory tutorials filmed inside the test lab

Issue 1 # Resin penetration

💥Small dots that show through on the back of the paper?

🔬You'll learn to :

--> Understand how to better adapt the barrier on the Front of the paper to the type of resin

--> Discover solutions used in paper making, in particular the penetration test

🍒 [bonus] : a simple live test

Issue 2 # Resin shrinkage

💥 The resin does not spread evenly and forms lumps?

🔬You'll understand :

--> the notions of surface energy and surfactants to optimise your formulas

🍒 [bonus] : A lab test that can help you to optimize the resin/paper combination

Issue 3 # Resin Adhesion

💥Your grits come loose and paper/resin/grit adhesion is not optimum.

🔬You'll learn to :

--> Test methods for dry and wet conditions to support your formula optimization

🍒 [bonus] : video tutorials from the research center

📦 🧪 By registering to this webinar, you will receive a Coffee Box, containing your chemistry set with creative catalyst to hone your knowledge and live a fun, interactive Coffee Break with us! Make sure you enter the address where you want us to send it.

To make sure you experience a unique learning break and make sure your box arrive in time, register before 15th of January.

👉 Register now to keep bright ideas brewing !

Select one of the two slots using the arrow in the header : Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 9 am CET | Thursday 3 February at 4.30 pm CET

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Estelle Seibert Marketing Manager @ Ahlstrom-Munksjö

    I am a committed and passionate B-to-B 👩 💼 Marketing Specialist with fifteen years of experience in the paper industry and in the abrasive business.

  • Guest speaker
    Francis Poirot Technical Director @ Ahsltrom-Munksjo

    Abrasive backing expert & 20-year experienced paper specialist focused on quality and customer satisfaction.

  • Guest speaker
    Barbier Camille CTS @ Ahlstrom-Munksjo

  • Guest speaker
    Thierry Mayade Abrasive R&D Manager @ Ahlstrom-Munksjo

    30-year experienced paper engineer, PhD graduate in process engineering from the National Polytechnical Institute in Grenoble. 22 years expertise in abrasive backings development, in their chemical formulation and physical properties.


The Abrasive Backing Expert 🔺DediCOATED 3.0 organizer

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global company that provides top-quality fiber-based solutions for coated and bonded abrasives : wet or dry paper backings (latex, antistatic treated * saturating bases * composites for sustainable cloth alternatives), blotters and backings for fiberglass meshes.