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Treesearch Bootcamp course 2023

A comprehensive overview of the pulp- and paper processes

Course content:

The Treesearch bootcamp course gives you both theoretical knowledge and practical experience of the industrial processes; from wood chips to pulp and paper.

During two intensive weeks you will get a comprehensive overview of the mill processes, and get an understanding of the factors that affects the properties of the final products.
The fist week is dedicated to online lectures by invited speakers and online group work.
The second week will turn theory into practice by laboratories at the Pilot Paper machine FEX at RISE in Stockholm and lab sessions at KTH or Karlstad University (choice made in the registration).

This course is especially aimed at you who are PhD student/postdoc and want to obtain a better understanding of the industry, and you who are new employee in the industry.

Registration will open shortly.

The course contains:

• An overview of the forest industry,
• Understanding of wood fiber morphology and wood chemistry.
• Insight in the processes of wood handling and processes of pulping, delignification and bleaching.
• Chemical process within the mill (chemical recovery in kraft pulping, generation of bleaching chemicals and water purification in forest industry)
• Overview of analysis methods and characterization techniques of pulp.
• Transformation of pulp into paper and board including all steps from fibreselection, refining, wet- and dry strength additives, fractionation, wet-end forming to pressing and drying.
• Transformation into products methodologies such as calendering, coating, converting
• Overview of analysis methods and characterization techniques of paper products

Learning objectives:



September 27-29 2023 + late October 2023





Professors and research leaders from industry


Lecture notes, handouts and articles


Worked through the pre-preparation material provided through the course page.

Course fee:

For Treesearch associated PhD-students and post-docs the course is free of charge. For persons from Industries associated to Treesearch/partners in Treesearch the course is free of charge. For persons belonging to organizations not associated to Treesearch the cost is 21.300 SEK

Course responsible:

Gunnar Westman, Chalmers

The course has a limited number of particiapants.

Travel and accommodation are booked by the participants.

If you have problems with the registration please contact