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Pulp and paper

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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. Innventia AB
  2. Instituto Papelero Español (IPE)
    • Paper Insitute of Spain
  3. International Labour Organization (ILO)
    • Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT); Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT)
  4. International Lignin Institute
  5. KCL
  6. Kenniscentrum Papier en Karton (KCPK)
    • Centre of Competence for Paper and Board
  7. Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
    • Wood K plus
  8. Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Papier- en kartonfabrieken (VNP)
    • Royal Association of Dutch Paper and Cardboard Manufacturers
  9. Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) - Institutionen för Fiber- och polymerteknologi
    • KTH Fibre and Polymer Technology
  10. Magyar Nyomda- és Papíripari Szakmai Szövetség
    • Federation of Hungarian Printers and Paper Makers
  11. Norsk Resy
    • Norwegian Corrugated Cardboard Producers Association
  12. PAGORA - École internationale du papier, de la communication imprimée et des biomatériaux
    • PAGORA - International school of paper, printed communication and biomaterials
  13. Paper Age Magazine
  14. Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA)
  15. Paper Online
  16. Papernet - Nordisk Papperstidning
    • Papernet - Nordic Paper Journal
  17. PaperPundit - The Pulp & Paper Search Engine
  18. Papír és Nyomdaipari Műszaki Egyesület
    • Technical Association of the Paper and Printing Industry [Hungary]
  19. Papir-és Nyomdaipari Müszaki Egyesület (PNYME)
    • Technical Association of the Paper and Printing Industry [Hungary]
  20. Papirindustriens Tekniske Forening
    • Technical Association of the Norwegian Pulp and Paper Industry

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