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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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Pulp Engineering & Materials Science
Cellulose Chemical Compounds
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
Paperboards Chemical Compounds
Chitosan Chemical Compounds
Thin films Chemical Compounds
Lignin Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1987 2019

A continuum micromechanics approach to the elasticity and strength of planar fiber networks: Theory and application to paper sheets

Godinho, P. M. J. S., Jajcinovic, M., Wagner, L., Vass, V., Fischer, W. J., Bader, T. K., Hirn, U., Bauer, W., Eberhardsteiner, J. & Hellmich, C., 1 May 2019, In : European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids. 75, p. 516-531 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Circuit theory
elastic properties

Affinity of Serum Albumin and Fibrinogen to Cellulose, Its Hydrophobic Derivatives and Blends

Kargl, R., Bračič, M., Resnik, M., Mozetič, M., Bauer, W., Stana Kleinschek, K. & Mohan, T., 6 Sep 2019, In : Frontiers in Chemistry. 7, 581.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Serum Albumin
Quartz crystal microbalances

A minimal continuum representation of a transverse isotropic viscoelastic pulp fibre based on micromechanical measurements

Seidlhofer, T., Czibula, C. M., Teichert, C., Payerl, C., Hirn, U. & Ulz, M. H., 2019, In : Mechanics of Materials. 135, p. 149-161 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

complex compounds

Activities 1985 2019

Applied Surface Science (Journal)

Werner Schlemmer (Peer reviewer)
May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review or editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

Evaluation PhD Thesis - BOKU Wien

Wolfgang Bauer (Agent)
Mar 2019May 2019

Activity: Examination or supervisionExternal examination

2-Methoxyhydroquinone from Vanillin as Bio-Based Active Material for Redox-Flow Batteries

Werner Schlemmer (Speaker), Philipp Nothdurft (Contributor), Wolfgang Kern (Contributor), Philipp Frühwirt (Contributor), Max Schmallegger (Contributor), Georg Gescheidt-Demner (Contributor), Roland Fischer (Contributor), Eleonore Siham Mourad (Contributor), Stefan Freunberger (Contributor), Stefan Spirk (Contributor)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience 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

Projects 1990 2022