The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology is a unit within the
College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point.


WIST  News
March 2015
In This Issue
Research, Education, and Laboratory Services

pilot paper machine 





WIST provides laboratory services, research and education to help businesses compete, and to grow the economy of Wisconsin and the region. Technologies and ideas developed by WIST will help preserve a healthy environment for future generations.


WIST operations are supported in part by funding from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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New workshop offered in coating and lamination
This course is designed for those working in paper converting, coating, printing and flexible packaging, such as engineers, technicians, chemists, scientists, sales representatives, and customer service representatives. Representatives of companies that supply adhesives, inks, silicones, papers, plastic films and aluminum foils will also benefit.
You will get expert instruction by Dr. Roland Gong, an assistant professor of paper science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Roland has a Ph.D. in paper and imaging science and engineering from Western Michigan University, where he researched paper coating using new materials and cutting-edge facilities.
This two day course provides six hours of classroom instruction and six hours of hands-on experience, all for $999. Lunch and break refreshments included both days.
Participants will work with state-of-the-art coating and lamination facilities and advanced test instruments at UW-Stevens Point. More information is on the WIST website
Course dates are August 20-21. To register online, click here.
Meet us in Orlando, Atlanta
and Minneapolis
WIST and IPS Testing of Appleton will be hosting a tradeshow booth at SustPack in Orlando, Florida, March 31-April 2. Join us and more than 400 industry professionals from across the spectrum of sustainable packaging. Angie Hauer and Ron Tschida from WIST, and Chris Reitmeyer and Jeffrey Bushner from IPS are scheduled to be on hand.
We also will again be hosting a trade show booth with IPS Testing of Appleton at PaperCon, being held this year in Atlanta April 19-22. Join us and professionals from all aspects of the paper industry at the world's largest pulp and paper technical program.
We will be in the exhibit hall -- stop by and visit with us about your business needs. WIST representatives scheduled to be at PaperCon included Lindsey Hoffman, Brian Bandow and Ron Tschida. On hand from IPS will be Chris Reitmeyer and Kathleen Mattingly. 
Eric Singsaas, WIST director of research, will be in Minneapolis at the same time for the International Biomass and Conference Expo, billed as "the largest gathering of biomass professionals in North America." The expo is April 20-22 in the Minneapolis Convention Center. Eric will be hosting a booth featuring information about the Cellulose Pilot and Processing Lab being developed jointly by WIST and private industry partner American Science and Technology.
The CPPL will include a two-ton-per-day biorefinery at AST facilities in Wausau, and laboratory research and development facilities at UW-Stevens Point. Together, the facilities and staff at WIST and AST will be able to test processes from bench-top to pre-commercial pilot scale.
Two papermaking courses offered free in April

Paper Machine
Papermaking courses feature hands-on sessions on the UW-Stevens Point pilot paper machine and in paper testing and analysis labs.
In fall 2014 WIST debuted new courses in papermaking additives and formation. The courses are being offered tuition-free one more time. The normal course fee is $800.
More information about the courses is on the WIST website here.
Seats are still available at this time but the courses are is limited to 16 participants in each class so don't delay in registering. Click on the links below to register online.  With questions about registering, email
For Measuring and Controlling Formation, April 16-17, click here.
For Introduction to Papermaking Additives, April 30-May 1, click here.