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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






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


Lecture notes, magazine papers and scientific papers.


Basic knowledge of university mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Course fee:

The course is free of charge for PhD-students listed at Swedish universities; other PhD-students are entitled to a reduced course fee. Industrial participants are welcome to take the course as commissioned education; the course fee is then SEK 12.700:- (not incl VAT). Participation on single days is also possible, if you address that formally to the FPIRC office. In that case, a fee of SEK 8.000:- will be charged.

Course responsible:

Prof. Sören Östlund, KTH
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