Objective in this research project is to gain a better understanding on how raw material-related as well as chemical and physical phenomena in pulping influence fiber properties, pulp quality and process efficiency. In order to achieve these, there is a need to develop novel analytical methods based on NIR to present also chemical properties of fibers, preferably as property distributions instead of average values. Searching the correlations between these measured raw material and pulp properties with desired product properties. The latter includes, for example, in-plane and out-of-plane dimensional changes of the fibers and their products.
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.