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EnzPap - Enzymes in Pulp and Paper Processing

Project Leader
Gübitz Georg, BOKU Project Leader
Basisprogramm (FFG)
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Dr. Franz Feurstein GesmbH, Fabrikstrasse 20, 4050 Traun, Austria.
Contact person: Nadja Rinder;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Laakirchen Papier AG , Schillerstraße 5 , 4663 Laakirchen , Austria.
Contact person: Renate Lesiak;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Lenzing AG, Austria.
Contact person: Franz Gstettenhofer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Mondi Frantschach GmbH, Frantschach 5, 9413 St. Gertraud, Austria.
Contact person: Elisabeth Schwaiger;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Mondi Uncoated Fine & Kraft Paper GmbH, Theresienthalstraße 50, 3363 Ulmerfeld-Hausmening, Austria.
Contact person: Heidemarie Reiter;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG, Brucker Straße 21, 8101 Gratkorn, Austria.
Contact person: Wolfgang Kreiner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
TU Graz, Institut für Papier, Zellstoff und Fasertechnik, Kopernikusgasse 24, 8010 Graz, Austria.
Contact person: Univ.Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bauer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Schnitzhofer Wolfgang, Project Staff (bis 31.05.2019)
Martinek Silvia, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2018)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Austropapier Vereinigung der Österreichischen Papierindustrie, Gumpendorfer Straße 6 , 1060 Wien, Austria
Enzyme based technologies in the P & P industry have reached industrial maturity and some initial applications have started in some Austrian P&P companies with varying success. In trying to overcome the gap between the P&P industry and technology developers (enzyme suppliers), this study brings together experts in enzyme technology and the P & P industries to develop tools/protocols or basic procedures that will enable the P & P industry to fully and effectively use these enzyme based technologies in the future. In detail, it is planed to develop test methods that can be used to predict the performance of enzymes in particular process steps like deinking or refining and that can be used for quality control protocols.
Enzyme technology;
Enzymes; Paper;
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