Kurspoäng: 4.5

Packaging materials

Packaging will be presented and discussed from the performance perspective, in certain applications with a focus on food stuffs, including product safety (especially materials and barriers perspective), economics/services (systems perspective), communications and marketing, logistics, design and sustainability. Materials used in packaging, and some of the converting processes, will be covered, such as glass, metals, polymers …

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Paper Water Interactions

Moisture sorption and swelling Water sorption and paper structure Influence of temperature and water on mechanical properties Interactions of fibres and water – product demands Influence of moisture on mechanosorptive creep

Nanocellulose

The course contains 4 topics covering the following: History and development of nanocelluloses (NC). Knowledge of the structure of the fibre wall and the overall link to nanocellulose extraction. Different types of NCs, their colloidal properties and essential characterization techniques. Materials and applications from nanocellulose.

Economics in Pulp and Paper Making

The course is a post-gradual course. The objective is to increase the understanding of the interplay between economic and technology factors, and between different industrial sectors, in the forest-based value chains and biorefinery production. The course combines economic and management theory lectures with presentations of industrial cases by industry representatives.  Driving forces behind the …

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Biotechnology for Pulp and Paper Industry

This course will give an overview of the biotechnical processes in the pulp and paper industry, with a focus on Bottlenecks and developing areas. Overview of wood degrading organisms and enzymes. Overview of industrial production of enzymes. Transgenic trees. Enzymatic and microbial techniques for pulp and paper industry including both established techniques and others still …

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Wood Biorefinery

The course will give an overview of an emerging industry aiming at better utilisation of biomass into both a broader spectrum of new chemicals, materials and composites as well as more efficient energy use and production of energy carriers. Focus is on the forest related sector but it also has some relevance for the agro …

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Paper surfaces – Characterisation and properties

Surface chemistry of paper Surface chemistry of paper Surface topography Pore structure Surface characterization techniques Light scattering and paper gloss – Effect of surface properties Wettability, capillarity, spreading, special focus on short term wetting Mechanical properties (incl. fracture mechanics) of coating layers Ink–substrate interaction

Packaging material

Packaging will be presented and discussed from the performance perspective, in certain applications with a focus on food stuffs, including product safety (especially materials and barriers perspective), economics (systems perspective), communications and marketing, logistics, design and sustainability. Materials used in packaging, and some of the converting processes, will be covered, such as glass, metals, polymers …

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