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The Institute of Paper, Pulp and Fibre Technology is the major institute in Austria to perform research and development and to educate students in the field of pulp, paper and biobased materials. The philosophy of the Institute is to combine practical needs of industrial partners with high level research in order to provide the best possible environment for students to acquire and to apply the obtained knowledge. The institute is involved in many large scale research activities to advance the use of biobased products, to optimize value chains with a focus on the pulp and paper industry and to develop new wood-based materials with added value while better understanding basic interaction mechanisms in these materials. These activities are performed in the frame of COMET projects, CD laboratories, EU programs, FFG and FWF projects and cover both fundamental and applied research. In teaching the institute's activities mainly focus on the area of specialisation "Biobased Materials and Fibre Technology" in the master's programme "Chemical and Process Engineering" and on the master's programme "Biorefinery Engineering", which was developed recently together with university and industrial partners to meet the need of the bioabased industries. The university programme "Pulp and Paper Technology" (60 ECTS, 2 semesters) is also offered and has the target to qualify professionals from other fields of study for advanced activities in the broad field of the paper and pulp industry as well as in the related supplier industry. The institute is certified according to the ISO 17025 standard and also provides research services for the pulp, paper and biobased materials industry.

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    Cationic starches in paper-based applications—A review on analytical methods

    Chemelli, A., Gomernik, F., Thaler, F., Huber, A., Hirn, U., Bauer, W. & Spirk, S., 1 May 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 235, 14 p., 115964.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

  • Effects of enzymes on the refining of different pulps

    Haske-Cornelius, O., Hartmann, A., Brunner, F., Pellis, A., Bauer, W., Nyanhongo, G. S. & Guebitz, G. M., 20 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Biotechnology. 320, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Generic Method for Designing Self-Standing and Dual Porous 3D Bioscaffolds from Cellulosic Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

    Stana Kleinschek, K., Mohan, T., Štiglic, A. D., Beaumont, M., Konnerth, J., Gürer, F., Makuc, D., Maver, U., Gradisnik, L., Plavec, J. & Kargl, R., 17 Feb 2020, In : ACS Applied Bio Materials. 3, 2, p. 1197-1209 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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  • Activities

    North Carolina State University (External organisation)

    Wolfgang Bauer (Chair)
    Mar 2020Apr 2020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of examination board

    University of Twente

    Wolfgang Bauer (Visitor)
    25 Feb 202028 Feb 2020

    Activity: Visiting an external academic institutionResearch at external institution

    Cellulose thin films and nanotechnology

    Stefan Spirk (Speaker)
    11 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkScience to science


    Dr. Carl Kellner-Ehrenzeichen

    Wolfgang Bauer (Recipient), 27 May 2009

    Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

    Josef Krainer Förderungspreis 2008

    Michael Donoser (Recipient), 12 May 2008

    Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

    Press / Media

    Kraft lignin for large-scale energy storage devices

    Werner Schlemmer & Stefan Spirk


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Innovationen in der Papier- und Zellstoffforschung

    Stefan Spirk


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media


    Premium Tissue - Premium Tissue

    Eckhart, R.


    Project: Research project