Cluster Paper and Fibre

An initiative "Innovations Pro Paper"

The Cluster Paper and Fibre (CPF) is a network of German research institutes that aims to strengthen the sustainable innovative capability of the paper value chain and that of related industries. The field of CPF research work focuses on the urgent, strategic requirements of the paper industry and related economic sectors:

  • Reduced resource intensity (energy, water, raw materials, capital)
  • Guarantee a secure supply of raw materials
  • Innovation and product differentiation
  • Integration into the added value chain
  • New technologies

CPF operates on a project-related basis and is designed for open networking. Current members and representatives include:

  • Munich University of Applied Sciences, Paper technology studies (Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Naujock)
  • Chair of Paper Technology and Mechanical Process Engineering (PMV) at TU Darmstadt (Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Schabel)
  • Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Paper Chemistry (MAP) at TU Darmstadt (Prof. Dr. M. Biesalski)
  • Institute of Plant Chemistry and Pulp Technology, Tharandt at TU Dresden (Prof. Dr. habil. St. Fischer)
  • Chair of Paper Technology (LPT) at TU Dresden (Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Großmann)
  • Institute of Wood Technology and Wood Biology at vTI in combination with the Centre of Forestry
  • Management, Department of Chemical Wood Technology at Hamburg University (Dr. J. Puls)
  • Papiertechnische Stiftung, Heidenau and Munich (Dr. F. Miletzky, acting Cluster spokesman)