December 21, 2018

FTP publishes a guide to upcoming H2020 Call topics

The European Commission recently released the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018–2020. For the next three years, Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation programme ever, will focus on climate, clean energy, the circular economy and digitizing European industry, by offering EUR 30 billion to successful applicants. FTP has identified around 50 Call topics […]

June 27, 2018

Paper & Beyond, 2018

Paper & Beyond, 2018 – Where the bioeconomy and circularity meet​ Paper & Beyond is the successor event to what has been known as European Paper Week and will take place in the heart of the European district in Brussels from 16-17 October.This year the event will take place in the prestigious Solvay Library, in the […]

December 8, 2017

European Paper Week tickles both the senses and the imagination

This year’s European Paper Week, combined with CEPI’s 25th anniversary, proved to be a great opportunity to meet with over 400 eminent participants from the sector and to hear many inspiring speakers. An exhibition of the senses invited participants to smell, taste, hear, see and feel a wide variety of applied paper products.    European […]

February 15, 2018

4.6 Integration of new solutions in printed products

Rationale The consumption of traditional printed media, in particular newspapers, has decreased continuously in North America and Europe and the profitability of the printing and graphic paper industry is under threat. The rapid evolution of electronic media for information and communication purposes, in particular smart phones and tablet computers, has displaced printed media from its […]

4.3 New biobased products

Rationale Today, pulp and sawn wood are the primary products of the forestbased industries. These are further refined into a spectrum of products, ranging from commodity to consumer products (see state of the art below). The emerging biobased economy, however, demands more alternatives to current fossil based products. This opens up significant opportunities for the […]

2.5 Resource-efficient use, reuse and recycling systems

Rationale Wood and wood-based products have the potential to be re-used repeatedly as raw material. Waste from harvesting operations and wood processing is regularly used as high-value raw material for other types of processing. Low-value treetops and branches, stumps and roots, crude tall oil and other first and second generation biorefinery products contain chemically-attractive components […]

February 3, 2017

4.4 Intelligent packaging solutions

Rationale Packaging serves to carry and protect a product during transportation and storage. Information about the contents, origin, date of manufacture, delivery address as well as other relevant data can be gathered from the packaging. Durability and protection are key quality parameters whilst environmental conditions such as relative humidity and temperature also affect performance. New […]