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.
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