Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2020 - 07.04.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thad Maloney

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Responsible teacher: Prof. Thad Maloney (thaddeus.maloney(at)
Other teacher: Dr. Eero Hiltunen (eero.hiltunen(at)

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • • knows different paper and board grades and structures
    • is able to measure, analyze and characterize the properties of these products
    • is familiar with the papermaking unit operations
    • knows the basics of pulp rheology
    • knows the basic principles of wet end chemistry
    • knows about the latest research activities in paper technology
    • is able to utilize some simulation and process data analysis tools

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course gives students an overview of the main production operations for producing web-form products, such as paper, tissue and carton board from natural fibres and other raw materials. Unit operations and their key feature will be covered under the production processes. Teaching is mainly based on lectures and class discussions. In some years a mill visit may be arranged. Simulation and process data analysis tools are introduced to aid the diagnostics of important unit processes and product properties.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Laboratory work

Group work

Self-study for exam

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 


Laboratory exercise

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h
Lectures, labs and independent reading 115h
Exam preparation 20 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Lecture slides

Electronic learning environment on paper manufacturing

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Laboratory safety course CHEM-A1010 or CHEM-E0140 (or alternatively, laboratory safety as part of courses CHEM-A1000 or CHEM-E0100 taught before Academic Year 2017-2018) must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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