Crash Course in Pulp & Paper Technology for non scientists

Course content:

The products of the paper and pulp industry. Pulp manufacturing. Papermaking (forming, pressing, drying, post-drying operations, coating). The use of chemicals in papermaking. End-use and converting properties. Nanocellulose. Fundamental business aspects for the pulp and paper industry.

Learning objectives:

After the course you should be able to ...
 Define different types of products made from paper and board
 Describe the different unit operations in manufacturing of products made from wood fibres prepared for papermaking and apply this for design of new such products
 Describe the pulp manufacturing processes and methods for evaluation of pulp properties
 Define and evaluate pulps with respect to the properties of the end product
 Describe physical limitations that governs the production capacity
 Define the basic mechanism behind the interaction between paper chemicals and fibres
 Describe how certain chemicals function as process improving chemicals and/or product quality enhancing chemicals
 Describe the most commonly used additives in papermaking
 Describe the relations between products, end-use and converting properties, and the most important physical and appearance properties of paper and board
 Describe the fundamentals of nanocellulose

May 24-25, 2021

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Contributors:

Prof. Mikael Lindström, Prof.. Daniel Söderberg, Doc. Peter Rättö, Prof. Lars Wågberg, Prof. Sören Östlund, Dr Mikael Ankerfors, Dr Paul Krochak, M.Sc. Nippe Hylander

Literature:

Lecture notes, magazine papers and scientific papers.

Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge of university mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Course fee:

For Treesearch associated Ph.D-students and post-doc the course is free of charge. For persons from Industries associated to Treesearch the course cost is 5000:- SEK for one person, 9000:- (4500:-/person) SEK for two persons and 12000:- (4000:-/person) for three persons. For persons belonging to organizations not associated to Treesearch the cost is 21.300 SEK

Course responsible:

Prof. Sören Östlund, KTH
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If you have problems with the registration please contact education@treesearch.se