The network will provide a forum for small and medium enterprises concerned with European pulp and paper manufacturing for knowledge acquisition of state of the art technological practices and production planning so as to ensure and promote their global competitiveness and increase sustainable paper production. In order to develop these strategies, the network includes members from four disciplines: paper-mills, suppliers, consultants and RTD performers.
The aim of the network is:
1) to benchmark the current state of the art;
2) to obtain a vertical integration of expertise, technology and policy involved in the field of integrated water, energy and waste management and utilization of innovative optimisation techniques in order to reduce production costs;
3) to exchange present knowledge and disseminate it to end-users and suppliers and to act as the interface between science, end-user and supplier to increase European competitiveness.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts
1950 AA Velsen Noord
1405 GX Bussum
841 04 Bratislava
6039 ZG Stramproy
010 01 Zilina
M60 1QD Manchester
6070 AA Swalmen