Chemistry of Modern Papermaking
Authors: James W. Johnston and Cornel Hagiopol, Ph. D.
Presenting a chemist’s perspective on the papermaking process, this volume is an extensive collection of data that combines the organic chemistry of paper with its potential applications. Within each chapter, paper chemicals are organized based on their chemical structure. After an introduction and brief history, the book explores the papermaking process, retention aids, temporary wet strength resins, wet strength resins, dry strength resins, internal sizing agents, creping adhesives and softeners, and chemicals for paper surface treatment. The book includes over 3000 references to facilitate further study.
About the Authors:
James W. Johnston and Cornel Hagiopol, Ph. D.
Johnston, paper chemicals research & development manager at GP Chemicals, guides
technology development strategy and execution and manages intellectual property as well as product and project resources. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and SUNY ESF Chemical Engineering and Paper Science and Engineering Program.
Hagiopol, a research scientist, received his PhD in macromolecular chemistry from
Polytechnic University in Romania and is an expert in polymer chemistry. He holds more than 20
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