A word from the Editor

O Papel Journal has existed ever since the pulp and paper sector started up in Brazil. This means that it has circulated for 79 years among companies and suppliers in the industry. In all these years, presenting information and scientific research about pulp and paper, fibers and other important subject matters, O Papel Journal has conquered the credibility and trust of professionals in the sector, having achieved a 98% reader satisfaction rate in terms of technical content published. I would especially like to call on all researchers and scientists, renowned professionals in this industrial area and also from the academic universe to publish articles in O Papel Journal. Scientific authorities interested in joining forces with the entire staff of scientific editors, with the objective of indexing O Papel Journal and putting it where it has always deserved to be since its latest editorial advancements: at a top position in the scientific and technological world of pulp and paper in Latin America and, why not, the world! We look forward to receiving your papers and thank you in advance for your time and trust.

Patricia Capo Chief Editor Responsible



O Papel Journal has existed ever since the pulp and paper sector started up in Brazil. This means that it has circulated for 70 years among companies and suppliers in the industry. In all these years, presenting information and scientific research about pulp and paper, fibers and other important subject matters, O Papel Journal has conquered the credibility and trust of professionals in the sector, having achieved a 98% reader satisfaction rate in terms of technical content published. I would especially like to call on all researchers and scientists, renowned professionals in this industrial area and also from the academic universe to publish articles in O Papel Journal. Scientific authorities interested in joining forces with the entire staff of scientific editors, with the objective of indexing O Papel Journal and putting it where it has always deserved to be since its latest editorial advancements: at a top position in the scientific and technological world of pulp and paper in Latin America and, why not, the world! We look forward to receiving your papers and thank you in advance for your time and trust.

Patrícia Capo is a journalist with specialization in Corporate Communications, Economics & Business and Scientific Journalism from Fundação Cásper Líbero-SP. She is Chief Editor of the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association’s (ABTCP’s) Publications, as well as Coordinator of Corporate Communications, having also edited for ABTCP historical-cultural and technical books on the pulp and paper sector. Patrícia has worked in the paper sector for 16 years, in addition to also specializing in the business management and engineering sectors. In 2008, she presented the lecture ‘Sustainability of Communications in the Sector, having won the Communicator of the Year award at the 2008 Wood Congress for her professional contribution towards divulging and developing Brazil’s pulp and paper industry.

Pedro Fardim Chief Scientific Editor



The science and technology of biomass, fibres and papers is changing very rapidly. South America is emerging as a strong player in biomass science and technology with outstanding developments in biofuels and biomaterials. The outstanding quality and productivity of Eucalyptus pulp is now acknowledged worldwide with increasing applications in a broad range of new products. All those achievements were not granted by luck. They are a result of a passionate hard work of scientists, engineers and enthusiasts based in South American industry, universities and research institutes. Publish in O Papel and get the opportunity to expand your network and to be part of an exciting future in research and development.



Pedro Fardim is professor, head of the Laboratory of Fibre and Cellulose Technology at Åbo Akademi University (Finland). His research interests are related to development and creation of sustainable technologies and functional biomaterials based on natural resources. Chemistry and chemical engineering of fibres and cellulose polymers and their application into smart packaging, papers and personal care are the core activities of his current research. Fardim has 10 years of academic experience and 9 years of experience in the industry. He is vice-president of European Network of Excellence (EPNOE) and program chair of the International Master Program in Chemical Engineering at Åbo Akademi University.

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