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Pulp and Paper Processes

The course covers the technologies and processes involved in making paper from wood.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus KF2060 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents


Production of papermaking pulps according to different methods (mechanical and chemical) from different wood materials, including wood properties and wood handling. Evaluation of pulp properties and the effects of process conditions. Chemical recovery systems and equipment.

The flow sheet in papermaking systems, retention chemistry and the processes for stock preparation, forming, pressing, drying, calandering and coating.

Laboratory work

Illustrates mechanical and chemical pulping, bleaching and evaluation of pulp properties.

Evaluate the efficiency of retention chemicals and of water removal in wet pressing.

Literature project to evaluate technical literature and present the results orally and in writing.

Study trip, two days compulsory

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student should be able to:

  • Give a description of the equipment and processes used in pulp and paper production and the methods for pulp property evaluation
  • Define and assess pulps with respect to the properties of the end-product
  • Evaluate the impact of process changes on the economy of the pulp and paper production
  • Summarise scientific information obtained both from published literature and from laboratory results and present it orally and in written reports

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Pulp Technology, The Ljungberg Textbook

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written examination 6 cr
Acknowledged laboratory work 3 cr

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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