Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course students:

know different coating techniques and methods used to coat paper, board and wood

understand main interactions between the substrate and coating materials and suspensions

know the raw materials used in various coatings

understand the principles in designing and selecting the coating formulations for different end uses

understand how the properties of raw materials affect the properties of coating layer and coated product

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.11.2021 - 09.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Paltakari

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course covers different coating technologies and techniques used in industrial applications for fibre-based product portfolios. These products are mostly based on wood, paper and board and their converted applications.

    The viewpoint on these issues is coming from the end use requirements set to products. The functional requirements are discussed and then how to introduce the required functionality to these products by coating them.

    Key question in this course is "how coating affects the product properties?". Surface chemistry and topography of surfaces play an important role. Interactions between the substrate surface and coating formulations are discussed.

    Different coating materials, coating techniques, methods and machinery are introduced.

    Part of learning takes places in laboraoratory rehearsals. There we prepare experimental planning with selected and justified factors and test their responses to the key product properties. Results are reflected and discussed against theoretical framework.

    There is a small end exam to assess the level of individual knowledge on issues related to coating.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Presentations and short reports on experimental/laboratory assignments (70 %)

    End exam (30 %)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr = 135 h

    Lectures/workshops 25-40 h

    Labs/group work 10-30 h

    Other independent studying 25-35 h

    Exam preparation 20-30 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Materials are informed and distributed at the beginning of the course.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.