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Georgia-Pacific Chemicals Experts Publish Papermaking Chemistry Book

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James W. Johnston and Cornel Hagiopol, Ph. D., two Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (Atlanta, Ga., USA) employees, have recently authored a comprehensive review of the papermaking process. Written from the chemist's perspective, The Chemistry of Modern Papermaking is intended to supply researchers, developers, and end-users with updated information on the literature of papermaking chemistry.

Supported by more than 3,000 references of patents and scientific articles covering 150 years of published literature and enhanced by the authors' industrial experience, the book encompasses and covers the state of science for all facets of papermaking chemistry including retention aids, temporary and permanent wet-strength agents, dry strength resins, internal sizing chemicals, creping additives, and softeners.

"Georgia-Pacific Chemicals supported the development of this book as a resource for industry, as well as academia," said Robert McDonald, paper chemicals business manager for GP Chemicals. "It illustrates the depth of knowledge and resources available at GP Chemicals and we are proud of the years of extensive work Jim and Cornel put into its preparation."

Johnston, paper chemicals research and 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 patents.

More information on The Chemistry of Modern Papermaking is available online.


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