TREESEARCH logotype 2 black

Back to all courses

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





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


Lecture notes, magazine papers and scientific papers.


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
KTH logotype

If you have problems with the registration please contact