Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Pulp and Paper Technology

First Advisor

Robert T. Elias


This thesis is the second in a series of fundamental investigations of the variables of supercalendering. The variables studied in this thesis are roll temperature and nip pressure. These variables were investigated by testing three types of paper that were supercalendered at various controlled roll pressures and temperatures. Different values of these variables during supercalendering were found to cause noticeable differences in the physical properties of supercalendered paper. It was observed, after studying the physical tests made on each of the three types of paper, that the type of paper being supercalendered, influences, to a varying degree, the effect of the supercalendering action.

The findings of this thesis are, for the most part, in agreement with literature and also the first thesis in this series of investigations.