Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student

  • knows different paper and board grades and structures
  • is able to measure, analyze and characterize the basic properties of these products
  • is familiar with the papermaking unit operations
  • 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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.01.2021 - 13.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Thaddeus Maloney

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eero Hiltunen, Thaddeus Maloney

Contact information for the course (valid 18.12.2020-21.12.2112):




CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 + class discussions, laboratory exercise (pair/group) and independent reading/web exercises. Simulation and process data analysis tools are introduced to aid the diagnostics of important unit processes and product properties.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Spring 2021 no lab exercise - is replaced by remote exercises/tasks.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Laboratory work/ Group work


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Spring 2021 remote exercises affect 40% of the grade.

    Exam 60%.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 cr = 135 h
    Lectures, labs and independent reading/web exercises 110h
    Exam preparation 25 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture slides + some additional reading material. Details announced during the course. Digital learning platform

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    CHEM-E2120 Fibres and fibre products 5 cr

    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.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption