conducts education and research in pulp and paper products. In general
the activities of this
branch include the following
- Testing local woods for their use in pulp and paper products.
- Developing economical pulping techniques for manufacturing
different grades of paper from, low quality woods.
- Developing different pulp furnishes for producing various grades of
paper for substituting imported products.
- This branch
consists of a Senior Pulp and Paper Officer and two Pulp and Paper
Officers. This branch also imparts education in pulp and paper technology
to B.Sc. and M.Sc. students.
Current Research Programme
- Testing of local raw materials for pulp and paper.
- Determination of properties of paper from commercial pulp, wood
pulp and their mixtures.
- Conduct pulp and paper industry survey in Pakistan
- Investigation of chemical composition of local timbers
- Economical techniques were developed to produce standard quality
pulp and paper products from low quality woods of eucalypts, poplars,
ipil ipil and bamboos. Pulping and paper making parameters for this raw
material were determined after a number of trials for establishing local
pulp and paper industry on locally produced wood raw material of
eucalypts, poplars, bamboos, etc.
- With a view to substitute imports and save foreign exchange on long
fibre pulp, locally available, wood of Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii) was tested
for producing standard quality long fibre pulp in laboratory and mill
scale studies. It was found that long fibre pulp could be produced in the
local pulp mills for reducing dependence on imported pulp