Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Pulp and Paper Technology


The purpose of the following report was to look at the possibility of using dry strength resins to help reduce curling tendencies in a sheet of paper.

The use of dry strength additives greatly increased the strength characteristics of a sheet of paper. The increase was so great it allowed: substituting softwood fibers with hardwood fibers and/or using a higher freeness and still retain the same strength characteristics. The results of these changes would give a sheet of paper reduced curling tendencies. The changes could also result in power reductions, material savings, and/or improved formation for producing the sheet of paper.