More than 20 authors, all professionals with detailed knowledge in their relevant areas, contribute a variety of viewpoints, one of the many features of this book. They give a concise description of the fascinating art and technology of papermaking, providing lay readers, students, politicians and others with the latest information on current technologies.
The chapter on raw materials contains an overview and summary, followed by a detailed description of pigments as fillers and for coating. The chapter on paper and board manufacture covers fabrics, rolls and roll covers, and describes the different types of machines producing the various paper and board grades. Coating is dealt with in a separate chapter covering color formulation and preparation, while the chapter on environmental aspects includes wastewater treatment as well as handling, utilization and disposal of solid waste. The following chapters describe the main paper and board grades and their properties, followed by testing of paper and board. The chapter on paper and book preservation is an area of burning interest to all of mankind. The whole is rounded off by an appendix listing papers on the latest applications, as well as articles on fundamentals in selected areas.
From the reviews of the previous edition:
"…excellent and easily accessible to the non-engineer and... the general reader." –CHOICE
"…a one-of-a-kind text on paper production-a selection observed for its crisp and sharp efficiency." –Electric Review
Keywords: Cellulose/Paper/Textile Chemistry