Study unit
3513057 Fibrous Products, 5 Cp  
Code 3513057  Validity 20.05.2010 -
Name Fibrous Products  Abbreviation FibPro 
Credits 5 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Petri Kärenlampi 

Study unit's general literature:
Author Title Year Obligatory library
     Saltman, D. & Thompson, L.  Pulp and paper primer  1998  Obligatory library
     Smook, G.A.  Handbook for pulp and paper technologists  1992  Obligatory library
     Additional information p. 1-19, 36-132, 186-363.

Learning outcomes 

The student will gain an ability to analyze, evaluate, and develop principal manufacturing processes and product properties, utilizing high-school level mathematics and physics.


Essentials: Filtration and Consolidation. Pulp Manufacturing. Papermaking materials. Relationships between product structure and properties.

Complementary knowledge: Paper grades. Demand. Productivity. Anisotropy. Mechanical Properties. Wet pressing and density effects.

Special knowledge: Kubelka-Munk optics. Color co-ordinates.

Modes of study 

Lectures (24 h), exercises (46 h), literature, excursion and examination (58 h).

Study materials 

Saltman, D. & Thompson, L. (1998) Pulp and paper primer

Smook, G.A. (1992) Handbook for pulp and paper technologists , p. 1-19, 36-132, 186-363

Evaluation criteria 

0-5. Evaluation is based on the examination (75%) and weekly exercises (25%).


Professor of Forest Products Technology


Basic university level studies in wood science, as well as basic mathematics and physics at a high school level.


Every other year (next time September-October 2022).


Joensuu, video connection to Kuopio

Further information 

The language of instruction for the course is English.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
No exams