COVID-19 update (Jan 2021). Treesearch is following the recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the local restrictions from the Treesearch partners. Due to health concerns and  travel restrictions all courses during spring 2021 will be given as on-line courses. For summer and autumn we hope to give courses in person, with the complementary possibility to attend on-line.

Paper Water Interactions


Course content:

  • Moisture sorption and swelling
  • Water sorption and paper structure
  • Influence of temperature and water on mechanical properties
  • Interactions of fibres and water – product demands
  • Influence of moisture on mechanosorptive creep

Learning objectives:

The student will after the course have a fundamental understanding of the;

  • mechanisms controlling moisture sorption and water-induced swelling of fibres,
  • influence of moisture sorption on the mechanical properties of fibres and papers,
  • mechanosorptive behaviour of paper and paper products,
  • factors controlling liquid imbibition into fibrous networks, and
  • limitations of fibrous products due to the interaction between water and fibres.
November 16-19, 2020




November 1, 2020


Professors and research leaders from industry.


Scientific articles and reviews.



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 SEK (4500 SEK/person) for two persons and 12000 SEK (4000 SEK/person) for three persons. For persons belonging to organizations not associated to Treesearch the cost is 21 300 SEK.

Course responsible:

Prof. Lars Wågberg
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Maximum number of participants: 25

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