2. Fibrous Materials for Paper and Board Manufacture

  1. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Holik
  1. J¨rgen Blechschmidt1,
  2. Sabine Heinemann2,
  3. Hans-Joachim Putz3 and
  4. Geoffrey G. Duffy4

Published Online: 12 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9783527652495.ch2

Handbook of Paper and Board: Volume 1&2

Handbook of Paper and Board: Volume 1&2

How to Cite

Blechschmidt, J., Heinemann, S., Putz, H.-J. and Duffy, G. G. (2013) Fibrous Materials for Paper and Board Manufacture, in Handbook of Paper and Board: Volume 1&2 (ed H. Holik), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527652495.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Montélimarstrasse 18, 88213 Ravensburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Wachbergstr. 31, 01236 Dresden, Germany

  2. 2

    Oy Keskuslaboratorio, 02150 Espoo, Finland

  3. 3

    Technische Universität, Darmstadt, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

  4. 4

    3/70 Churchill Road, Murrays Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527331840

Online ISBN: 9783527652495



  • fibres;
  • fibre suspensions;
  • flocculation;
  • fibre suspension flow;
  • flow mechanisms;
  • flow models;
  • open channel flow;
  • three-phase flow;
  • non-steady state flow;
  • medium consistency flow;
  • pulp pipelines;
  • design of pulp pipeline;
  • fibre suspension heat transfer;
  • recyclability;
  • deinkability;
  • adhesive fragmentation;
  • stickies;
  • macrostickies;
  • recovered paper;
  • recovered paper utilization rate;
  • multiple recycling


Flexible wood pulp fibres entangle in a flow field to form larger entities and structures which govern most of the flow characteristics. The flow mechanisms and thus the flow models are vastly different from all other types of non-Newtonian suspension flow. Structured fibre suspensions affect not only pipeline flow, but also mixing, screening, and most pulp and paper processing operations. These unique behaviours are described, practical flow models are presented, and the pipeline design procedures now accepted worldwide are outlined.