Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Chemical and Paper Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. R. Janes

Second Advisor

Mr. J. Kline

Third Advisor

Dr. M. Stoline

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


A review of literature relating coating solids to coated paper properties revealed many contradictions. Little was found relating coating viscosity to coated paper property development. A statistically designed study was conducted to evaluate the importance of solids, viscosity, and basestock on the development of blade coated paper properties. Temperature was used to control coating viscosity independently of solids. Clay-latex and calcium carbonate-latex coatings were applied to groundwood containing basestocks using a Flooded Nip blade coater. Multiple linear regression models were generated for each of the coated paper properties. Solids and basestock were most important in the models for gloss, smoothness, ink absorbency, and pick resistance. Coat weight was a significant variable in the models for all coated paper properties.