FPIRC Course no 14: Paper Surfaces - Characterisation and Properties

2 maj 2017


Course description/Content:

  • Surface chemistry of paper Surface chemistry of paper
  • Surface topography
  • Pore structure
  • Surface characterization techniques
  • Light scattering and paper gloss - Effect of surface properties
  • Wettability, capillarity, spreading, special focus on short term wetting
  • Mechanical properties (incl. fracture mechanics) of coating layers
  • Ink–substrate interaction


Learning objectives: After the course, the participants should be able to ...

... apply a wide range of techniques used to characterize paper surface structure, paper surface chemistry and print quality, and account for the validity of the results of the same characterisation techniques

... explain interfacial phenomena like wetting, absorption, friction and adhesion

... describe the relation between surface topography and paper optical properties, and

... describe how paper surface properties affect ink-paper interaction and print quality in different printing technologies.

… describe the surface cracking phenomena on the basis of converting processes, substrate properties and coating layer composition.


Basic knowledge in paper technology. Some knowledge in surface science is desired but not requested.

Contributors: Doc. Peter Rättö, Doc. Li Yang and Dr Johan Alfthan, RISE Papermaking and Packaging; Prof. Agne Swerin and Lic Marie Ernstsson, RISE Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, Doc. Janet Preston, Imerys; Dr Joachim Schoelkopf, Omya; Dr Siv Lindberg, RISE Biorefinery & Biobased Materials, Prof. Magnus Lestelius, KaU; Dr. Christina Dahlström, MiU; Lic. Marie Ernstsson, YKI.

Literature/Course material: Reprints from journals and handouts.

Contact person/Course co-ordinator: Doc. Peter Rättö, RISE Papermaking and Packaging, phone +46-8-67 67 463, e-mail: peter.ratto@ri.se

Type: FPIRC Focus

ECTS: 4.5

Examination: Written examination.

Place: RISE, Drottning Kristinas Väg 63, Stockholm.

Registration and course fee: Registration no later than August 1, 2017.

The course is free of charge for PhD-students listed at Swedish universities; other PhD-students are entitled to a reduced course fee. Industrial participants are welcome to take the course as commissioned education; the course fee is then SEK 19 700:- (not incl VAT).

Participation on single days is also possible, if you address that formaly to the FPIRC office. In that case, a fee of SEK 8.000:- will be charged.




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