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FIBERVIVAL - Upgrading recycled fibres by appropriate treatments during the stock preparation

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01071
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-02-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,266,845 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,133,422 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ciaran MANGAN
Research topic: 5.3.2. Strategies for the sustainable and multipurpose utilisation of forest resources; the forestry-wood chain

Abstract:
Virgin and recycled fibres used for the production of boards are damaged during their lifetime by various treatments. By applying enzymatic treatment or optimising chemical, physico-chemical, mechanical treatments during the recycling process, we propose to restore the fibre properties in order to manufacture papers and boards with higher mechanical strength. The phenomena of fibre degradation and of restoration will be studied with care, using new methods and tools, in order to contribute to a better understanding of these mechanisms and to give recommendations to the paper industry how to prevent or to limit fibre degradation. The main consequence will be an improvement of fibre quality after multiple recycling and thus an increase in the recycling rate of packaging materials.


Coordinator
Alain COCHAUX
Centre Technique de l'Industrie des papiers, carton et celluloses
Grenoble
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 76154065
Fax: +33 4 76154016
E-mail: Alain.Cochaux@ctp.inpg.fr


Partners
  JoŽl POUSTIS
SMURFIT Worldwide Research Europe
Talence
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 56846401
Fax: +33 5 56846413
E-mail: jpoustis@eu.smurfit.com
  Harald GROSSMANN
Papiertechnische Stiftung
Heidenau
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 89 1214690
Fax: +49 89 1236592
E-mail: h.grossmann@pts-papertech.de
  Lothar PFALZER
Voith Sulzer Paper Technology Stoffafbereitung GM
Ravensburg
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 751 832000
Fax: +49 751 833240
E-mail: pfalzer_m@vrr.de
  Eva POLYANSZKY
Paper Research Institute Ltd
Budapest
HUNGARY
Tel.: +36 1 2773750
Fax: +36 1 2765921
E-mail: pki-lib@elender.hu
  Katia RUEL
CNRS / CERMAV
Grenoble
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 76037655
Fax: +33 4 76547203
E-mail: ruel@cermav.cnrs.fr