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Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives


A broad overview of the global dissolving pulp capacities


The course will give the students a broad overview of the global dissolving pulp capacities and the market for cellulose derivatives and regenerated cellulose. The students will get a deep insight into the characteristics of dissolving pulps. The cellulose structure will be discussed in detail and the students will have a good knowledge of this after the course. Process techniques for producing cellulose derivatives will then follow. Process technology for viscose processes and the Lyocell process will be presented including fiber spinning technologies. The course includes lectures, a visit to a viscose manufacturer, group assignments and a written examination.

  • Cellulose structures
  • Dissolving pulps
  • Viscose- and Lyocell processes, fiber spinning
  • CMC-chemistry, process and market
  • Other cellulose derivatives
  • Current development and research

Visit to a viscose manufacturer.

Learning objectives

After the course, the participants should be able to 

  • discuss important cellulose derivative and viscose technology aspects in an correct terminology,
  • relate the results of measured parameters to different product quality aspects,
  • describe the most important processes for manufacturing of regenerated cellulose and cellulose derivatives
  •  demonstrate an understanding of the pros and cons of regenerated cellulose and cellulose derivatives compared with other materials.

November 4 – 8, 2019

ECTS: 4.5

LOCATION: Karlstad University 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: October 13 2019. 

Schedule: find the preliminary schedule here >>

Pre-requisites: It is desirable that the participant has a good knowledge in cellulose technology, cellulose chemistry and basic chemistry equivalent to a Master level for engineering programs

Contributors: Lecturers from national and international universities/companies

Literature/course material:Reprints from journals and dissertations, handouts etc

Examination: Assignments and a written examination

Course fee: The course is free of charge for PhD-students, postdocs and employees at Swedish universities. International PhD-students and postdocs are entitled to a reduced course fee of SEK 17 800:- (excl. VAT). Industrial participants and participants from institute are welcome to take the course as commissioned education. For participants from a Treesearch partner the course is free of charge; participants from other organisations pay a fee of  SEK 27 300:- (excl. VAT).

Contact persons/Course co-ordinators: 

Helena Håkansson,

The course is given in cooperation with Engineering and Chemical Sciences, Chemical Engineering,
Karlstad University

Course registration