Centre Technique du Papier (CTP), Ecole Francaise de Papeterie (EFPG), the Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute (STFI), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute (KCL) and the Paper Institute in Munich (PTS) are the major organization of cooperative R and D for pulp and paper in Europe.
They are all actively involved in research activities devoted to the development of alternative pulping and bleaching processes.
They have all given a major emphasis on the potential input of wood chemistry in these projects and they possess the worlds key people in this field. In front of the new challenge met by the pulp and paper industry, i.e.
- need for cleaner processes in pulping and bleaching
- need for new chemical pulping processes with lower investment cost
- need for mechanical pulps of higher quality
they consider it necessary to develop cooperation between their wood chemistry groups to fasten the discovery of acceptable technical answers and lead the change to cleaner and lighter technologies worldwide.
Funding SchemeCON - Coordination of research actions