Fibre engineering

Tapani Vuorinen*, Minna Blomstedt, Eero Kontturi

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    This paper summarizes some of the work that has been done during the last ten years to upgrade the sheet making properties of chemical pulps through fibre engineering. Here this concept is understood as combined mechanical and chemical treatments that permanently change the cell wall structure of pulp fibres and subsequently their functional properties. The key elements of fibre engineering include external fibrillation of the fibres followed by chemically aided dispersion of the fibrils. Through this preactivation bond formation under restraint drying of paper web can be controlled which makes it possible to significantly increase internal strength and tensile stiffness of the web.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPulPaper 2007 Conference: Innovative and Sustainable use of Forest Resources
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventPulPaper - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 5 Jun 20077 Jun 2007




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