The project’s focus is developing a methodology that will provide new knowledge and process control capabilities concerning nano- and microscale fibrillar wood-pulp material in the papermaking process. This fibrillar material is always present in wood pulps but can today also be added, and it has a significant impact on mechanical product properties and material performance of the fibre-based products. By improving these properties, it is possible to fabricate products using less raw material without impeding end-user performance, a principle often referred to as “light-weighting”, which typically also results in a reduced drying energy demand. As an added benefit, the methodology and knowledge can improve the process control possibilities allowing reduced use of chemical additives and improved process robustness.
Characterisation and effects of micro- and nanoscale components and their impact on efficiency of chemical additives
KTH, Billerud, Holmen, SCA, Stora Enso