Links to other paper related sites
(see also "Patents")
- Exploding the myths. The Two Sides site. In these pages you can get all the facts about the Graphic Communication Value Chain: here.
- UPM Forest Life is an excellent interactive site that lets students explore a forest virtually: www.upmforestlife.com
- The European paper and packaging industry has updated 'the Story behind Paper' brochure in 2009. The electronic file can be downloaded from the CEPI website here.
- The concept of "Deinkability Scores" on the ERPC website
- Darmstadt University of Technology, Institute for Paper Science and Mechanical Engineering (PMV, former IfP) does most of the research for INGEDE.
- The Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) The French Pulp and Paper Research Institute is another research partner of INGEDE.
- Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) is an organisation of the German paper industry. PTS offers their customers services in the areas of research, consultancy, measuring and advanced training.
- The German Federal Environmental Authority (Umweltbundesamt) has some english pages available.
- Paperonline is a beautifully designed, detailed and informative Service of CEPI.
CEPI is the Confederation of European Paper Industries a Brussels-based non-profit making organisation which is both the forum for and voice of the European pulp, paper and board industry.
- On the CEPI pages you can also find the most recent "European List of Standard Grades of Recovered Paper and Board" or you can download it as a pdf document here.
- With over 32,000 members worldwide, TAPPI is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the Paper and Pulp Industries
- EU Ecolabel for Printed Products: Official Website
- COST Action E32 dealt with "Characterisation of paper surfaces for improved printing paper grades". The main objective of the Action is to develop and improve methods for analysis of printing paper surfaces in order to improve print quality.
- COST E46 is a European research plan titled "IMPROVEMENTS IN THE UNDERSTANDING AND USE OF DEINKING TECHNOLOGY". About 30 members from 12 European countries meet to discuss recyclability issues twice a year. The program is funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF). The COST E46 Memorandum of Understanding gives a short overview on the state of the art of paper recycling and current deinkability problems. The scientific programme's objectives are
- Development of a better understanding of the mechanisms involved
- Developments of methods to improve the de-inkability of difficult to deink inks and toners
- Assessment of developments in printing technology, ink and toner and their potential impact on de-inking efficiency and the opportunity for the development of de-inking friendly inks or printing techniques.
- COST E48 is a European network of universities, research organisations and industrial partners engaged in paper recycling, investigating "The Limits of Paper Recycling".
- PIRA International (Surrey, UK) is working with companies in packaging, paper, printing and publishing to improve their profitability and deliver innovative business solutions, also in the field of paper recycling.
- PulpandPaper.co.uk is provided as a free news service to the pulp and paper industry. To submit stories for editorial consideration contact Martin Swayne.
- In January 2004 the British Recovered Paper Association (BRPA) became the Recovered Paper Sector Body of the newly relaunched Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) - everything about this and about British paper and how to achieve global paper mill standards: http://www.paper.org.uk/current_issues/recovered.html
- The European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE) represents the interests of about 1100 paint and 150 printing ink and over 20 artists' colours companies at European level.
- Adhesives are among the contaminants that have to be removed from recovered paper pulps, and they are the contaminants that create most of the problems. The US Postal Service has presented recycling friendly pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA). About these you can find an article "Innovative approach to solving "stickies" problem and developing environmentally benign pressure sensitive adhesives through partnerships" (pdf) by Said AbuBakr, Research Project Leader, and Joe Peng, Program Manager. The pages of the USPS like a Q & A page by the USPS dealing with Pressure Sensitive Adhesives are not available any more.
- More links about adhesives
- Among the major manufactureres of and suppliers for deinking plants are Andritz Pulp & Paper, Kadant Lamort, Metso and Voith Paper.
- China Paper Online is a platform for forest and paper companies, trade firms and individuals to obtain market information and services in China.
- On the Pulp and Paper Research Homepage of the University of Tasmania (Australia) there is among others a manual for handmade paper. Also interesting papers about surface chemistry and flotation/deinking.
- Deinking Recycled Paper Using Column Flotation (pdf) by Jeffrey A. Watson (1996) of McGill Univ in Montreal, Canada shows the historical Northamerican perspective (copy of the pdf on the INGEDE site here).
- Thomas W. Jeffries of the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin (USA), published "Enzyme Processes for Pulp and Paper:
A Review of Recent Developments". He covers in several chapters a great variety of aspects.
Articles and publications related to paper recycling
"Monadnock Releases New Sustainable Design Guide" (Press Release of Aug 14, 2007 with download link)
- "Innovation in Ink Removal: Deinking orders dazzle industry suppliers" is the title of an article in PPI, written by Caroline Jewitt, CEPIPRINT's communication manager. Read more here ...
- Pulp & Paper Catalog Homepage (RISI)
- Pulp and Paper Net "JumpList" (many links)
- www.paperonweb.com contains links to more than 1000 web sites related to pulp and paper
- One abstract of the Proceedings of 1997(64rd) Pulp and Paper Research Conference, pp. 6-9 (1997) deals with the use of enzymes in the deinking of photocopy paper. This paper discusses the technical basis for enzymatic bleaching and deinking and introduces some models for how xylanases and cellulases accomplish these objectives.
- The University of British Columbia (UBC in Vancouver, Canada)
has a famous Pulp and Paper Centre. Some work here is also done about deinking: e. g. the effect of pH on flexographic newsprint ink detachment.
- Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) is a private graduate research university dedicated to the pulp and paper industry and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
- High temperature research at the University of Toronto:
"Our research is primarily concerned with high temperature chemistry problems associated with the operation of kraft recovery boilers and lime kilns, and with the incineration and utilization of waste material from the deinking of recycled paper.
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