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Annual Report 2018-2019

A return to what’s essential?
the Quintessence of Paper… to drive industrial renewal!

With our results, our teams, our partnerships with industrial clients as major concerns for us, we are back to basics, the four elements!

You will understand page after page the abundance of our projects thence summarizing the potential of our research centre for industrial development! You will also find the usual figures and, always leading, 10 good reasons to trust us while having the CTP#REFLEX#ARGUMENT! By clicking on the image below you will find the flip book version to browse!



22-24 May 2019 | Plant Based Summit

 InTechFibres, CTP and FCBA | Cité des Congrès | LYON | Plant Based Summit |22 -24 may

Laura Crowther-Alwyn, project leader at CTP, will present on May 23rd at 10h35 a paper entitled “From barrier materials to biosourced packaging” at the session “New biobased plastics and paper materials for high performance packaging”, including a presentation on the SHERPACK project. This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745718. 

Dr Michel Petit-Conil, coordinateur of InTechFibres partnership  between CTP and FCBA, will chair the session entitled « Wood as a feestock : a new pilar of the bioeconomy » at the Plant Based Summit to be held in Lyon from May 22 to May 24. This session is scheduled on May 23rd at 13h05.
Dr Michael Lecourt, InTechFibres project leader at FCBA, will present on May 23rd at 10h35 a paper entitled “Environmentally friendly solutions for limiting visual wood defaults faced in packaging” at the session “New biobased plastics and paper materials for high performance packaging”.

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CTP's events in May, 22-23, 2019

 Two key events at Centre Technique du Papier in Grenoble
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The CTP organizes a Third Technical Day based on a breakthrough technology, Chromatogeny™ addressing a topical issue, namely « Hydrophobic monomaterials paper & boards : is that possible ? »

To mark this special day on May, 23rd, Experts & Industrials invite you at CTP Grenoble to introduce you to a breakthrough innovation, Chromatogeny™ and its industrial implementation… This new process ensures outstanding waterproof properties to paper and boards, without altering their recyclability and biodegradability features. This is a shift to new materials and processes full of good surprises. This expertise allows first large scale industrial deployments and offers industrials great opportunities... a biobased innovation following current trends!

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Next May, 22nd, CTP organizes the second edition of the event: WHAT’S ON CTP ?. This session will be dedicated to companies in the pulp, paper & cardboard industry as well as printers, companies in the paper processing industry and suppliers for a unique “Rendez-vous”! (Technological Event)

Through a number of practical examples, this event will be the opportunity for you to find out about the creativity and the innovation of the CTP as well as its ability to turn scientific projects into industrial & economic reality.  The first session will be focusing on the industrialists & CTP experts, with a shared common presentation of our “success stories”. A second session will be dedicated to “Today’s investments for tomorrow’s innovations”!  It will be an open door to the future unfolding what investment choices for what industrial challenges. There will also be a visit of the new MALICS Platform (

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For additional information on request for these two key events, please contact the Communication Team

On the Road to Innovation... Think#CTP

 CTP, the Reflex#Argument !

A film to meet the CTP and to stride... on the road to innovation! Travel to the heart of our results and our partnerships. Meet our teams and also our industrial customers ... Creativity and the assets of our centre serving your industrial development!

For more Information please contact Sandrine Pappini


Happy New Year

 At the end of the year, all the CTP’s collaborators wish you a very beautiful yearFor this new year… we wish a year of innovation and projects... and a lot of good IDEAS...  for YOU and with US!

Paintings by employees of CTP during the convivial day of september, on the “Destinations” theme.

Annual Report 2017-2018

A first edition we hope you will enjoy...

the road to innovation!

A journey to the heart of our achievements, with our crew, our partners and our industrial clients…Page after page, you will understand the true value of our industrial partnerships allowing everyone to progress on the road to innovation! These accounts provide evidence about the creativity and assets of our R&I center for industrial development!

You will also find 10 good reasons to trust us! 



A new Chaiman for CTP!

 Olivier TASSEL ... at the head of the CTP's Board!


Mr. Olivier TASSEL, the C.O.O of the Packaging Division of the frenche group Gascogne, was elected Chairman of the Board of the Centre Technique du Papier when its Board was renewed on the 24th of April this year in Paris. He also was appointed as Techpap’s Chairman, Techpap being the CTP’s subsidiary in charge of « instrumentation ». He will thus succeed Mr. François Vessière. The latter will nevertheless continue to perform his duties as a CTP’s Board Member.

Only one month after his election, the new Chairman went to Grenoble to meet the CTP teams.  During his visit, he emphasized the essential role played by the research centre for the companies in their innovation process and increasing competitiveness. With this appointment, Mr. Olivier Tassel showed once more his commitment and involvement to the paper industry. This is one way for him to thank this industry which brought him so much, but also to promote French excellence with the CTP !


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What's SpotView Project?

a new short video on line to explain

The community of SpotView is proud to release a short video presenting the objectives and the partners of the European project “Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage” – started in October 2016. The objective of the SpotView Project is to develop and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and efficient processes and technology components, in order to optimize the use of natural resources, especially water, in three industrial sectors (Dairy, Pulp and Paper and Steel). The tests currently carried out in laboratory under realistic conditions will be followed by pilot trials on industrial sites in real conditions.

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Do you want to know more about Sherpack ?

a new video on line

The community of SHERPACK is proud to release a short video presenting the objectives and the partners of the project. The European project Sherpack – “Innovative structured polysaccharides-based materials for recyclable and biodegradable flexible packaging” – started in June 2017. The objective is to develop a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable flexible paper-based packaging material, that can be easily converted by heat-sealing and folding, with improved stiffness and grip, in order to replace materials such as plastics or aluminium foil currently used on the market by an advanced biomaterial. These concepts have been turned into pictures to make it universally accessible and to reach a broad audience – and the result is exciting!

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Happy New Year

  All the CTP’s collaborators wish you a very beautiful year!

This new year… will be a year of innovation and projects... and a lot of good IDEAS...  for YOU and with US!

2nd Product Innovation Showroom in Alpexpo Grenoble (21-22 novembre 2017)

A second edition in preparation

On November 21st and 22nd at Grenoble Alpexpo, at the ATIP congress, will be held the second edition of the Product Innovation Showroom of the Paper Industry ... The  CTP (Centre Technique du Papier) will present some of its "novelties" with all its partners (academic and industrial partners in the pulp and paper sector). Most of the partners present last year have also been there again in 2017 ... And this year, for the first time, the showroom will also welcome printing and packaging industrials ... A great initiative that showcases innovations and the know-how of our industry ...

New Annual Report 2016-2017

Unleash your ideas for more efficient undertakings

Our 2016-2017 Annual Report, is an interactive and original edition designed for you to discover our scientific and technical teams through video interviews (that you can access by scanning the QRcode or logging on to our YouTube channelCommCTP) to draw inspiration together and determine our joint future through innovation.
You will see them presenting their value-creating skills, resources and projects, which all fall under the same leitmotiv at the service of industrial partners: “Unleash your ideas for more efficient undertakings”

They will unveil the practical results that demonstrate the creativity and diversity of our centre at the service of industrial development. It is also an opportunity to present the men and women who are the driving force behind our innovation. All our operational and support teams are put in the spotlight as the report unfolds.This report also contains all the key figures, events and conferences that marked the past year. Moreover, you will be able to discover our pilot tools and laboratories, as well as our very active subsidiary, Techpap.  

Enjoy reading it.... 

To read the annual report, click on the image!... and for any information or copy request, thank you to contact the communications department

Sherpack, an extensive European project for flexible packaging!

6 partners and one unique objective  

The European project Sherpack « Innovative structured polysaccharides-based materials for recyclable and biodegradable flexible packaging » has started in June 2017. This project aims at developping an innovative ceelulosic material for dry foodstuff flexible packaging. For this purpose, 3 major innovations will be combined to produce two demonstrators that will take into account the economical, technical, and environmental constraints of the market.

CTP is the coordinator of a consortium of 6 partners from 3 research and technological organisations and 3 industrialists, from 5 european countries. The first results should be available before the beginning of 2018…

Sherpack was selected among 70 proposals in the EU funded H2020 BBI-2016-R05 call for projects on “Advanced biomaterials for smart food packaging”. 


For more information please upload the press release...

Coordination Sherpack/ Caroline Locre
Communication Press / Sandrine Pappini


Forum International Industries PolyNat

 3rd Forum Grenoble- June 15-16, 2017

For the 3rd time, PolyNat is organising its International Industries Forum which will bring together PolyNat researchers and industry representatives around new R&D challenges on biomaterials. For two day, industry representatives will present their R&D projects and and give their outlook on future challenges regarding  biosourced materials. The CTP will be there !

A great opportunity to understand the future R&D challenges and industrial needs and strenghen ties between the research and the industrial world on this topic.
Hitachi (Japan), Itri (Taïwan), CSEM (Switzerland), HGST (USA), Booregard (Norway), Schneider Electric, CGL Pack, Munskjo, Owens Corning... have already confirm their participation. And you?
You are a PolyNat researcher or a compagny working with us ?

Place: Saint Martin d'Hères, Domaine Universitaire - Grenoble - france
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May 16th,2017... one day to discover the Pilot Coater

Paper coating in all its glory… one day to know everything!

CTP will organise on its premises, on May 16, 2017 in Grenoble, a technical day on the thematic of paper and board coating.

Why this event?
Made out of cellulosic fibres, the best natural resource, paper is light, resistant, recyclable… but also permeable, oleo- and hydrophilic. The paper substrate has much in its favour, but still presents some drawbacks. Surface treatments, in particular coating, can be used to overcome these disadvantages. Thanks to them, the paper substrate transforms into a highly functional and performant material which can, for example, be used for high speed, high quality inkjet printing or even provide a good barrier. A vast array of coating technologies, products, formulations… is currently available on the market, which in turn yields coated papers for all kinds of applications. 

The CTP would like during this technical day to offer an overview of papers and boards coating possibilities and the way to implement them.

For more information or registration...
Please contact Malou Caillat +33 4 76 15 40 69



SpotView: a new industrial partnership to improve water efficiency!

15 partners for one common objective

The objective of the European SpotView project – “Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage” –is to develop and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and efficient processes and technology components in order to optimize the use of natural resources, especially water, in three industrial sectors (Dairy, Pulp and Paper, and Steel).
CTP is coordinating a multi-industrial consortium of 15 partners including 5 Research and Technology Organizations, 4 small or medium enterprises  and 6 industrial groups from 9 European countries.

For more information please upload the press release

SpotView Coordination / Eric Fourest
RP & Communication / Sandrine Pappini

Happy New Year

 All the CTP’s collaborators wish you a very beautiful year!

This new year… the 60’s birthday year of CTP..; will be a year of innovation and projects for YOU and with US!

... "Drawing the future, together!"

2015-2016... the new CTP's Annual Report

Let’s draw our future together!

This year, CTP's Annual Report 2015-2016 appeared as an illustrated edition that outlines our common future through innovations. It resumes the key scientific and technological realizations of the past year via the current “hot” topics...

  •  Scientific results and implemented means (pilots, laboratory analysis, etc ...)
  • Technological cooperation between the CTP's experts, national professional organisations and international industrial partners...

The achieved results show outstanding creativity and richness of our Center committed to innovation and industrial development.


From the first pages, a note about the 2012-2015 Performance Contract opens the doors for the new challenges in the frame of 2016-2019 Contract.

Naturally, you will find the key figures and events that have marked the year as well as reviews of our successful partnerships: the ATIP - CTP - Grenoble INP-Pagora alliance, but also the collaboration within the Carnot PolyNat, the CTI network and with our Canadian partner FPInnovations ... There is a lot to discover!


To download it, click on the link below
For any additional information or paper copy requests
please contact the Communication Department



GreeNanoFilms Workshop #1 @June 9th


The First GreeNanoFilms Workshop...

... is organized at VTT, June 9th, 2016 from 9 am to 1:45 pm.

Address:Technopolis Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14, 02150 Espoo, Finland

More information on the GreeNanoFilms Website..

Click here for the programme



40 years for CEPI-CTS!!

 The Comparative Testing Service CEPI of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI-CTS) is a proficiency testing and reference materials dissemination scheme which has run continuously since 1976.

This independent service is designed for all industrial papermakers, printers, converters and users of paper and board in Europe. Based on comparative tests, the service provides individual testing laboratories with:
- A means of checking the overall performance of the testing procedures, including calibration of the equipment,
- A system that can be used as a complement to traceable calibration and metrological checks when a laboratory applies for accreditation or certification,
- A system that can be used for evaluation of test methods.

The CEPI-CTS involves a program of more than 100 tests, each available at two to four different levels, in the following fields: pulp, paper, board, tissue paper, prints, labels ...
For the Paper Week and the 40 years of CEPI-CTS, the CTP has made its contribution by creating the anniversary logo.

For more information, please contact  Sylvie Moreau-Tabiche

Happy New Year

All the CTP employees have  contributed to wish you a great New Year 2016 !... Each of us has created  a personalized cube in order to build together...
The CTP inCUBator of innovation and talents.

Again ... the saying is true: "None of us knows what we all know together"

So we wish you altogether a very nice New Year
of innovation projects with us in 2016!

9th CTP International Symposium on Packaging Design and Recycling

Honoring the Market’s Principal Actors

For its 9th edition, the CTP organizes in Grenoble the International Symposium on Packaging Design and Recycling on March 22 - 23.

The Programme Committee has invited this year large distribution groups principals. The vision of these decision makers is essential in the innovation race on the packaging of the future: more features, more ways to stand out with respect for the environment and the circular economy which represents the challenge for the researchers to develop this packaging of the future. The Symposium Programme also includes: technical presentations on sorting and recycling, new trends in packaging and food contact applications. This 9th edition will be held over two days having a high quality programme ... Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.

Contact person
Malou Caillat +33 (0)4 76 15 40 69

… or download the programme and the registration form here below

Symposium Programme

Registration Form


A new Annual Report for the CTP....

Zoom on the CTP’s experts...

As you read it, you will discover a series of portraits of men and women who will take you on a journey into their scientific and technical worlds. They are our lifeblood, our pioneers, who venture into uncharted but fertile territory. They are the CTP – creative thinkers driving innovation and industrial development.
In the opening pages you will find a testimonial written by Serge Bardy, a member of the French parliament commissioned by the Prime Minister to write a report entitled “France, a country where the papermaking industry has a promising future”, in which he recognises the fundamental role played by the CTP.

Of course you will also find the key figures and the events that marked the past year, including the reorganisation of our human and operational resources. This means we are now developing even closer relationships with our industrial partners and going even further to meet their needs. And we decided to conclude with a fine “class photo” to celebrate the work of our recycled fibres team over the past forty years….

To download, click on the image.
and any information or copy request
thank you to contact the communications department

A Highly Promising Franco‐Canadian, Innovation Partnership (CTP & FPInnovations)

FPInnovations and the Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) sign a first class partnership agreement

Grenoble (France)
May 28, 2015
FPInnovations and the Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) signed a partnership agreement today. Pooling their capabilities will enable both organizations to develop and increase the added value of cellulose bio-based materials so these can more quickly be put to various uses beyond the traditional markets for wood-based industries (fibre, pulp, paper, cardboard). The skills and expertise of these two institutions are well-known and recognized worldwide. They are both leaders in research, manufacturing, and characterization of cellulose biomaterials, and they share the ambition of giving these materials new properties and functionalities.

Click here for the complete press release

An award for A3Ple project at the LOPEC* Conference

The recognition of the electronic's professionals...

The A3Ple safety gas demonstrator was awarded Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator at the OE-A* competition that took place at the international conference on printed electronic –LOPEC*- in Munich on 04-05 March 2015. This demonstrator was realized in the frame of  A3Ple, a SME focused collaborative project funded by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement n° 262782 (APPLE). It is a four year project that started on June 1st 2011. The CTP coordinates the consortium that includes twelve partners from six European countries. All the partners on  


In the awarded gas sensor demonstrator, resistors, sensors, displays, and all conductive elements are fully printed on paper. It is an “on/off” device that gives information on presence of dangerous gas. Thanks to the traditionally industrial graphic printing methods used, the manufacturing cost of the future products is very competitive. The recyclability and biodegradability of the products are also demonstrated. Results arising from the project can be transferred to other functionalities in order to create more printed electronic paper products.

Contact :

* LOPEC : Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention

* OE-A : Organic Electronic Association


WOTIM, Wood-based thermal insulation materials

"Wood fibres and their suitability for thermal insulation material"
Training Module : 23 April, 2015 - Grenoble - FRANCE

More information, click here


Advanced Training Course on “Deinking & Recycling”

Advanced Training Course on “Deinking & Recycling”
CTP – France on June 2, 3 and 4, 2015

A must-attend Training for Professionals looking to keep abreast of the latest technologies and developments on paper industry trends. This conference provides an overview of the state of the art and recent international developments on the various areas of paper, board, deinking & recycling. Don’t wait to register to the conference and to practical training at CTP Laboratories, to complete your knowledge!

For the registration form, click here

For the complete programme, click here


Happy New Year....

all the best for 2015 !

Palme d’Or for the « 3D Stick » CTP's sensor

An innovation price for CTP

The CTP was awarded at the 67th ATIP Conference lastly hold in Grenoble on October 28 – 30rd. Our research centre presented two files to a panel of judges composed of ten corporations specialising in papermaking: A3ple and 3D-Stick.

Palme d’Or for the 3D-Stick sensor: « A breakthrough to characterise the stickies in three dimensions! »

This new trophy will be added to the other awards received by the CTP over the past years for its innovative projects: Wave, Métapapier, Decarte, etc…. and once again it highlighted the capacity of its expert teams for creating and innovating!

To note that this novel device will be marketed very soon by our subsidiary TECHPAP.

 To know more… please click on picture to unload the file.


Annual Report 2013

The CTP… a technological greenhouse!

A growth accelerator.. Pictures in the 2013 Annual Report
For this edition, we have specifically wished to let you travel in the Centre Technique du Papier‘s technological greenhouse! Sowing, planting, watering, to make growing, taking cuttings, grafting… these vivid botanical terms are not so far from our professional world. The CTP stands for value creator, from the idea to the completion of the project and its industrial applications… in direct link with our clients’ challenges! We side with you, letting yours ideas spread and advancing them for tomorrow’s new fibres, papers, boards and materials… < The CTP is your growth accelerator! >
Naturally, the Annual Report will provide you with the key-figures and the events which stretched along the year…a whole program to discover!
To download, click on the image.
and any information or copy request
thank you to contact the communications department

GreeNanoFilms a new video to better understand !

You want to know more details about this big european project?
please click on the picture to see the YouTube video in english...

The “Greenanofilms” European Project has been started since February 2014. It aims to develop and apply ultra-high resolution nano-organized films by self-assembly of plant-based materials for next generation opto- and bio-electronics. The consortium of this project consists of nine European partners (five universities and four industries) under the Cermav's coordination and with the active partnership of CTP (Centre Technique du Papier). For more information an NEW VIDEO with all explanations...

1. Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales (Cermav), Grenoble, France. Dr Redouane Borsali.
Centre Technique de l’industrie des Papiers, cartons et celluloses (CTP), Gières, France. Contact : Dr Davy Soysouvanh
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT, Espoo, Finland. Contact : Dr Ulla Forsstrãm
Université de Lund, Lund, Sweden. Contact : Dr Ivan Maximov
Produits Chimiques Auxiliaires et de Synthèse SA (PCAS), Longjumeau, France. Contact : Dr Olivia Chignon
Université de Bremen, Bremen, Germany. Contact : Dr Michael Steinfeldt
Disasolar SAS, Limoges, France. Contact : Dr Laurence Dassas
Obducat Technologies
AB, Lund, weden. Contact : Dr Kidong Lee
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO), Delft, Holland. Contact : Dr Pascal Buskens


Zoom on Techpap

Techpap resides comfortably between the spheres of Research and Production with a versatile skill set including design engineering, programming, manufacturing technology and commercialization.  Techpap is at the forefront of innovation with the development of a complete range of instruments for the Pulp and Paper Industry, ranging from laboratory measurement devices to complete on-line analytical systems.  Techpap draws this unique set of strengths from its relationship with CTP and Grenoble INP-Pagora .

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Symposium Innovative Packaging

Symposium Innovative Packaging
20 - 21 May 2014  - Munich - Germany

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PTS-CTP Deinking Symposium

13th - 14th  May 2014, Munich/Germany

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8th International Symposium on Packaging Design and Recycling

The next “8th CTP/PTS International Symposium on Packaging Design & Recycling” will be held on March 25 & 26, 2014. This symposium is organized every two years, by CTP in Grenoble, France. The 2014 Symposium is devoted to design and sustainability. It’s an opportunity to learn the latest advances in recycling packages and to meet with specialists, research scientists, papermakers, converters, suppliers…. involved in the fields of packaging. Don’t hesitate to register soon!

More information? Please contact us!
Malou Caillat – CTP +33(0)

Symposium Registration Form
Symposium Programme

Happy New Year

"Hand in hand... to shape tomorrow's paper ..."
The Centre Technique du Papier wish you a happy new year and best wishes for 2014 ...


The 2012 Annual Report of the CTP is here!

55 years of innovation, 55 creativity brands!

We firstly wanted to mark our 55 years of activity in honoring our employees at the heart of our projects! In recent years, the CTP has definitely turned his future towards innovation ... largely guided by the expression of the needs of our customers and industry partners. This creative effort does not exempt us to always be present with them on the sites of production… to meet the demands of everyday needs. We therefore chose to collect their stories to evoke the essential role of a Technical Centre, creating value from the idea to the project and its industrial application. Of course, this annual publication contains the key figures and events that have shelled the year. You will also find the presentation of the new structure of the General Research Programme of the CTP, a direct link with the challenges of our customers!


To download, click on the image.

and any information or copy request

thank you to contact the communications department


A new HDR...

Mr Michel Petit-Conil, coordinator of the InTechFibres partnership, has defended on April 18th 2013 in the CTP’s amphitheater its capacitation to conduct researches (a French University diploma to manage PhD works) from University of Grenoble. He has brilliantly been admitted with the jury’s acknowledgements. This diploma is going to confirm an already recognized career. After an Engineer diploma in 1983, a working period in tissue production and R&D, he entered CTP as a scientist to develop the research activity in the field of high-yield pulps.  His skills were opened to the chemical pulps and since 2006, he is managing the coordination of the InTechFibres partnership between CTP (French Pulp and Paper Institute) and FCBA (French technological institute for forest-based and furniture sectors). Michel is insuring management and direction of research teams in the frame of these very well-known institutes: CTP and FCBA. This new qualification has allowed him to synthetize all the work done during the years devoted to research, opening new perspectives for the upgrading of lignocellulosic materials such as wood and to be recognized by the academic research world.

European Workshop CTP – PTS - March 27-28, 2013

Fisrt European Workshop... a real success... 

This first workshop organised at the CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU PAPIER (Grenoble, France) on March 27th and 28th 2013 with the support of its German counterpart PTS* welcomed about forty attendees, comprising sponsors and contributors from several Europe countries.  The aim of the workshop was to disseminate knowledge and exchanges of experiences in order to identify and reduce the impact of paper manufacturing additives on wastewater treatment. This first workshop on the water thematic was financially supported by four sponsors: Kemira, Kolb, Nalco and ISB Water and aroused the interest of participants and contributors. Numerous exchanges with scientists, roundtables discussions after each session and visit of CTP’s facilities for new contacts were organised. A collection book including all the presentations is available at the price of € 300 (Vat included) on request.

Future ATC Deinking and Recycling...

11th Advanced Training Course on  DEINKING

In 2013, CTP will organize the next Training Courses Sessions on Deinking and Recycling technologies. The conferences are planned on May 28-29-30, 2013 at CTP Grenoble. This conference will be following par a Practical Training Course on Friday 31st, at CTP Laboratories. A must-attend event in Training Course for professionals looking for keeping abreast of the latest research and developments on paper industry trends. A full documentation will be available for attendees and possibilities for exchanges with scientists and industrials participants. If you want to keep up-to-date with current research and best practices and obtain all the information in only three days, join us in May at CTP!

For more information and programme please  click here...

Water Friendly Chemistry for Papermaking

European Workshop CTP – PTS
Lyon Airport St Exupéry / NH Hoteles****/ France
March 27-28, 2013

The scope of this workshop is the dissemination of knowledge and exchange of experiences for identifying and reducing the impact of papermaking additives on wastewater treatment. CTP will organize the first European Workshop in collaboration with PTS on Water Friendly Chemistry for Papermaking on March 27-28, 2013. This one-day and half workshop includes technical presentations and roundtables. It will bring together researchers from industry, European universities and research centres, industrialists, products makers, to present experimental and industrial results as well as developments. To confirm your participation in this event, please fill in the form included in the technical programme before Feb. 20th, 2013.

For additional information about programme or workshop organization, please contact Malou.Cailat at CTP


ISO/TC6 laboratories... for the best optical properties!

Work together to be better!

The Centre Technique du Papier has participated as every 18 months to an ISO OPAL (Optical Properties Authorized Laboratory) meeting under the responsibility of the Chairperson of ISO TC 6 (Technical Committee on paper, pulp and paperboard) and the convenor of ISO/TC6/WG3 (Working Group on optical properties). This year, discussions were held on October 11 and 12 at FP Innovations, in Pointe Claire, Canada. The CTP and its 4 colleagues , FPInnovations (Canada), Innventia (Sweden), Labtium (Finland) et Technidyne Corporation (USA)  have reviewed procedures implemented and results of interlaboratory comparisons performed on a regular basis between all participants in order to maintain a high level of agreement between laboratories.

Picture:  ISO OPAL Meeting Canada 2012.
From the left to the right:  Byron Jordan (Chair TC6), Todd Popson (Technidyne), Joanne Zwinkles (Chair WG3), Sylvie Moreau-Tabiche (CTP), Kari Niemi (Labtium), Li Yang (Innventia) and Lyne Cormier (FPInnovations)

Paper metamorphoses...

The Latest Advances in The Paper Material”.  From the infinitely small to its improved and functionalised fibre structure, paper is evolving, even metamorphosing.
It’s around the will to “conceive the inconceivable” that the CTP has written its Report… Key figures and 2011 events are presented as well as the major orientations of the new 2012-2015 Performance Contract and, of course, the R&D projects of our experts who are rethinking a millenary commodity, turning it into the material of excellence for generations to come.

Leave the restrictions of the past! Follow the CTP … In the heart of this metamorphosis; Ingenious materialisations are coming to light!

Let us transform the world of materials... together. 




Water friendly chemistry for papermaking...

A new workshop organized by Centre Technique du Papier (France) in collaboration with PTS (Germany) on

"Water friendly chemistry for papermaking..." which take place on March 27-28, 2013 in NH HOTELES in Lyon Airport (France).

The Call for papers covers:
* Methods to predict and identify detrimental effects of papermaking chemicals on wastewater treatment processes
* Experiences for minimising the impact of additives on wastewater treatment
* Development of water friendly papermaking additives
* Reduction of priority substances in pulp and papermaking effluents
* Round table discussion

For more information contact Malou Caillat at CTP.

NaMiCell... a new way to use cellulose!

What's NaMiCell?

NaMiCell is a Pilot platform allowing to study how to produce micro/nano fibrils of cellulose from lignocellulosic materials and to produce batches of MFC/NFC for your own evaluation....This seminar will provide you the answers to your most critical questions: 
· What are micro/nano fibrils of cellulose?
· What technology behind this product?
· What applications can be considered?
· Is this technology mature for industrial up scaling?


Pulp producers, papermakers, converters, printers, panelboard producers, wood product manufacturers, wood painting and preservative producers, R&D managers, project leaders and scientists, you are invited to:
- Discover the basics of Micro/Nano celluloses thanks to lectures;
- Figure out the up scaling of the technology thanks to demonstration;
- Exchange with speakers and attendees.

For more information, please click on the programme and registration form..


Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year... All the CTP's Teams wish you a very good year for 2012 and remains to listen to your needs...

7th International Symposium on Packaging Design and Recycling - March2012

The 7th International Symposium on Packaging Design and Recycling will be held at CTP – GrenobleFrance next March 28-29, 2012. Organized by CTP with the collaboration of PTS (Germany),  this symposium is attractive for scientists as well as representatives from pulp & paper industry, converters, chemistry, environment, engaged in research and development.  Selected papers willl be considered for publication in the French Paper Review ATIP after the symposium.
We wait for you at this international event and don't hesitate to call for more information...
For this please contact: Malou CAILLAT – CTP...

Programme of the sympoisum...
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A special preface for the CTP 2010 Annual Report!

Erik Orsenna
Writer and economist.
Member of the Académie Française

" I remember meeting a man in Montreal last February. The chairman of the Canadian forestry industry federation (and therefore a man of authority), he was speaking to local papermakers. They were anxious: what was to become of them with the crisis facing the newspaper industry? He spoke to them at length about trees. He said that they were under-used treasures. He said that trees could give more, much more than at present. He said it was just a question of asking, and to ask them, we had to get to know them better. In a word, he announced a fantastic biomass research programme.  I am pleased – and hardly surprised – to see that Grenoble is not to be outdone. I have been working for more than a year now on a book on paper, forests, recycling, the circular economy, etc. I am convinced, on the basis of the many contacts and trips I have made recently, that green carbon is one of the most promising new frontiers. And most necessary. And I am also certain, on the basis of my experience, that Grenoble will be the primary driving force for progress in Europe in this field. Take a careful look at this visionary report from the CTP. It is a passport to a future that is not only dynamic but also more effectively controlled. "

New: an anti-Wi-Fi/GSM wallpaper!

Wish to insulate your home or your company from GSM or WI-FI waves? Here is the solution! A team from the Centre Technique du Papier developed the METAPAPER, a wallpaper whose patented patterns, printed with a conductive ink, specifically filter the frequencies such as 0.9, 1.8 and 2.1 GHz (GSM) or 2.45 and 5.5 GHz (Wi-Fi). Metapaper is a printed electronic application sprang from CTP research and partners’, IMEP-LAHC laboratories, LCIS and from the collaboration of Ahlstrom industry. This wallpaper – which can be an under-layer to recover – is the solution to attenuate strongly the undesired electromagnetic wavelengths, it lets other waves pass through such as those of the FM radio or TV. It can be integrated into plaster-board, wood or into floor-covering. Generally used as wall-covering it enables to protect a public space (meeting rooms, cinemas and theatres, hospitals, restaurants, children’s bedrooms, etc.). The IMEP-LAHC anechoid chamber enabled to measure its efficiency within the development project framework in which Ahlstrom is partner.


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Service Communication – Sandrine Poncet-Pappini

FlexPakRenew Workshop, May 10th, 2011

The CTP, coordinator of FlexPakRenew European Project organise, with his partners Ahlstrom, Grenoble INP Pagora and the Fraunhofer IVV, a Workshop, May 10th, 2011 at NH Hoteles – Lyon Airport – Terminal 1.

FlexPakRenew is a small and medium-scale focused collaborative research project, financed by European Commission under the FP7 Framework program addressing the main work programme topic: Renewable materials for functional packaging applications.
The 10 partners, laboratories and industrials will be together to present the 
Innovation in fibre based flexible packaging combining water based barrier coatings, antimicrobial coatings, nanotechnology and life cycle analysis.This workshop is the only forum where the most prominent findings from FlexPakRenew will be presented for the first time. Whether you are researcher in the field of barrier coating or brand owner, packaging buyer, packaging converter, paper & board manufacturer or retailer of packaged goods, this conference is a unique opportunity to get up – to – date information about paper based flexible packaging and to engage with top scientists in this field.

If you are interested in:
- FlexPakrenew project please visit the website 
- The workshop programme Upload the technical programme of the day 

Discover the potential of Chromatogeny

The Centre Technique du Papier organizes on 16 and 17 March 2011 in Grenoble two days' chromatogeny (16 French and 17 English) in partnership with TekLiCell, BT3 Technologies, Allimand, CNRS-CERMAV and labs LGC & ENSIACET . The chromatogeny is a special technology "Clean-Tech", invented by the CNRS for the implementation of barrier materials biosourced of tomorrow. Developed at industrial level by CTP and BT3 Technologies, this patented technology, is suitable lignocellulosic materials in general and in particular to papers & boards. The main objectives of this day will be:
* understand the potential and limits of chromatogeny,
* see the results on paper and board,
* explore the potential of the pilot machine,
* develop the technico-economic data which put an investment,
* exchange with key stakeholders and partners in this new technology.

Season's Greetings

The Centre Technique du Papier send you all the best for 2011 ... always on line with INNOVATION...


CTP 2011 Deinking and Recycling Training Courses

Mark your calender for the International Advanced Training Courses on DEINKING and RECYCLING  technologies conference in Grenoble (France). Organised by the Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) in collaboration with the German Institute (PTS), the objective of these courses is to disseminate knowledge of fundamental techniques and technologies and the most recent research results from International Experts. More than 500 persons from all over the world have attended these training sessions.... more information

CTP's Annual Report on line!

Ask for your CTP 2009 Annual Report …… in its new MAGAZINE formatThe editorial line is oriented CTP know-how, and treats specific subjects through projects, interviews, technical releases, the year’s events, news, …and of course the resulting numbers for 2009.  Next, we have chosen to use it as a support for a life-sized demonstration of innovation “tomorrow’s paper will communicate!” …with Braille on the front cover and a QR Code on the back…, thus you are among the chosen few to hold the 1st interactive annual report from our industry.  more information



6th CTP/PTS International Symposium on Packaging Design & Recycling

March 30 – 31, 2010 at the Centre Technique du Papier, Grenoble, France
This symposium organized by CTP, in collaboration with PTS, is well known worldwide as top technical level. Industrial experiences and research results are presented every two years in Grenoble. Interesting debates involving scientists, papermakers and suppliers inevitably follows.
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the 2009 Keith KIRKPATRICK Award at the IMPC Conference in Sweden, for a CTP’s Ph.D. student!

During the International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) held on May 31st – June 4th in Sundsvall (Sweden), Liliane Savoye, a Ph.D. student at Centre Technique du Papier made an outstanding presentation, whose title was "Reduction of the environmental impact of TMP alkaline peroxide bleaching", on the results of her first year of Ph.D. (Ecobleach project).

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A new President for CTP

Mr Jérôme GRASSIN nominated President of Centre Technique du Papier on April 23rd 2009 Board of Directors renewal in Paris. During his career, Mr Jérôme Grassin has fulfilled numerous Directorate General functions, in France as well as on the International arena, in several industrial sectors, including the pulp and paper one. Wiser for the experience acquired at Papeteries de Condat, at Papeterie de la Seine, and at Stora Enso Corbehem, and then, as responsible for the magazine paper activities for the Stora Enso Group, Mr Grassin, in other respects, highly involved himself in our profession as director of Copacel, of FCBA and of CTP during several mandates. More


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