Chemistry of Modern Papermaking presents a chemist's perspective on the papermaking process. With roughly 3% of the mass of a paper product invested in water-soluble chemicals, paper makers can adjust the speed and efficiency of the process, minimize and reuse surplus materials, and differentiate a paper product as required by specific customers. W

Introduction. From Wood to Paper: A General View of the Papermaking Process. The Fate of Paper Chemicals at the Wet End. Temporary Wet-Strength Resins. Wet-Strength Resins. Dry-Strength Resins. Internal Sizing Agents. Creping Adhesives and Softeners. Chemicals for the Treatment of Paper Surface.