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Pulp and paper


Man has been making paper from pulped wood since 1838, and from plant fibres (such as cotton or flax) since 105 AD. In modern times, the pulping process has become refined and is now a highly industrialised process, resulting in a range of high quality products.

Pulping is the process of converting wood to separated pulp fibres for papermaking. Processes range from purely mechanical, in which the wood is ground into fibres, to chemical and thermochemical, in which the fibres (cells) are separated by chemically degrading and dissolving the lignin that binds them together in the tree. Increasingly, biological pulping is been used in which white rot fungi are used to help break down the lignin.

Current research focuses on improving efficiency, reducing waste, recovering raw materials for re-use, recycling, reducing energy use, and controlling pollution.

The resources in this section include research organisations and national and European associations that represent the industry.

62 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. Advancing technology and professional achievement on the paper and related industries (TAPPI)
  2. Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Pasta, Papel y Cartón (ASPAPEL)
    • Association of Spanish Pulp and Paper Manufacturers (ASPAPEL)
  3. Assocarta
    • Italian Pulp and Paper Industry
  4. Associacão da Indústria Papeleira (CELPA)
    • Portuguese Pulp and Paper Association (CELPA)
  5. Associação Portuguesa dos Técnicos das Indústrias de Celulose e Papel (TECNICELPA)
    • Portuguese Association for Technicians of the Paper and Pulp Industry
  6. Association Technique de L'Industrie Papetière (ATIP)
    • Technical Association of the Paper Industry [France]
  7. Associazione Tecnica Italiana per la Cellulosa e la Carta (ATICELCA)
    • Italian Technical Association for Cellulose and Paper
  8. Austropapier
    • Austrian Paper Industry
  9. British Wood Pulp Association (BWPA)
  10. Centre Technique du Papier
    • Pulp and Paper Research & Technical Centre
  11. Cluster del Papel de Euskadi
    • Basque Paper Cluster
  12. Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)
  13. Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI)
  14. COST Action E32. Characterisation of paper surfaces for improved printing paper grades
  15. COST Action FP1405. Active and intelligent (fibre-based) packaging (ActInPak)
  16. European Fibre and Paper Research Organisation (EFPRO)
  17. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
  18. Eurostat - Forestry
  19. EUWID Papier und Zellstoff
    • EUWID Pulp and Paper
  20. FHP - Forst Holz Papier
  21. Innventia AB
  22. Instituto Papelero Español (IPE)
    • Paper Insitute of Spain
  23. International Labour Organization (ILO)
    • Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT); Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT)
  24. International Lignin Institute
  25. KCL
  26. Kenniscentrum Papier en Karton (KCPK)
    • Centre of Competence for Paper and Board
  27. Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
    • Wood K plus
  28. Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Papier- en kartonfabrieken (VNP)
    • Royal Association of Dutch Paper and Cardboard Manufacturers
  29. Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) - Institutionen för Fiber- och polymerteknologi
    • KTH Fibre and Polymer Technology
  30. Magyar Nyomda- és Papíripari Szakmai Szövetség
    • Federation of Hungarian Printers and Paper Makers
  31. Norsk Resy
    • Norwegian Corrugated Cardboard Producers Association
  32. PAGORA - École internationale du papier, de la communication imprimée et des biomatériaux
    • PAGORA - International school of paper, printed communication and biomaterials
  33. Paper Age Magazine
  34. Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA)
  35. Paper Online
  36. Papernet - Nordisk Papperstidning
    • Papernet - Nordic Paper Journal
  37. PaperPundit - The Pulp & Paper Search Engine
  38. Papír és Nyomdaipari Műszaki Egyesület
    • Technical Association of the Paper and Printing Industry [Hungary]
  39. Papir-és Nyomdaipari Müszaki Egyesület (PNYME)
    • Technical Association of the Paper and Printing Industry [Hungary]
  40. Papirindustriens Tekniske Forening
    • Technical Association of the Norwegian Pulp and Paper Industry
  41. PFI Paper and Fibre Research Institute
  42. Pulp and Paper Resources on the Web
  43. Pulp, paper and wood industries
    • Industrie de la pâte, du papier et des produits ligneux; Pasta, papel e industrias madereras
  44. RAIZ - Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel
    • RAIZ - Institute of Forest and Paper Research
  45. Schweizerische Zellstoff-, Papier- und Karton-Industrie
    • Swiss pulp, paper and board industry
  46. Společnost průmyslu papíru a celulózy (SPPC)
    • Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry [Czech Republic, Slovak Republic]
  47. Stazione Sperimentale Carta Cartoni e Paste - SSCCP
    • Italian Pulp and Paper Research Institute
  48. Stowarzyszenie Papierników Polskich
    • Association of Polish Papermakers
  49. Suomen Paperi-insinöörien Yhdistys
    • Finska Pappersingeniörsföreningen; Finnish Paper Engineers' Association
  50. Svaz Průmyslu Papíru A Celulózy (SPPaC)
    • Association of Pulp and Paper Industry [Czech]
  51. Svenska Pappers- och Cellulosaingeniörsföreningen (SPCI)
    • Swedish Association of Pulp and Paper Engineers
  52. The PaperIndex Times
  53. UN Comtrade
    • United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database
  54. Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken e.V.
    • German Pulp and Paper Association
  55. Vereniging van de Belgische fabrikanten van papierdeeg papier en karton (COBELPA)
    • Association of the Belgian pulp, paper and boards industries
  56. Výskumný ústav papiera a celulózy (VÚPC)
    • Pulp and Paper Research Institute [Slovakia]
  57. Wood Science and Technology - Journal of the International Academy of Wood Science
  58. ZELLCHEMING - Verein der Zellstoff- und Papier-Chemiker und -Ingenieure
    • ZELLCHEMING - Association of Chemical Pulp and Paper Chemists and Engineers
  59. Zväz celulózo-papierenského priemyslu (ZCPP)
    • Pulp and Paper Industry Federation of the Slovak Republic
  60. Архангельский целлюлозно-бумажный комбинат
    • Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill
  61. Конфедерация ассоциаций и союзов лесной, целлюлозно-бумажной, деревообрабатывающей и мебельной промышленности
    • Confederation of Associations and Unions of Forest, Pulp and Paper, Woodworking and Furniture Industry
  62. Российская ассоциация организаций и предприятий целлюлозно-бумажной промышленности
    • Russian Association of pulp and paper organizations and enterprises