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Paper, print media and biomaterials

A new generation of engineers
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Fibre-biomaterials-Print industry fundamentals - 3FMT2031

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 16.5
    • Tutorials : 1.5
    • Laboratory works : 0
    • Projects : 0
    • Internship : 0
    • Written tests : 0
    ECTS : 34.0
  • Officials : Frederic MUNOZ


Fibres and biomaterials fund.
Learning outcomes

  • To situate the renewable resources in the current industrial and societal context
  • To know and understand the paper industry and its main principles
  • To know the benchmarks, key figures and vocabulary
  • To situate oneself in this professional context

Printing industry fund.
Learning outcomes :

  • To know the graphic workflow and the main printing processes, and understand their links with substrates production and converting;
  • To know the converting processes used in the flat and corrugated cardboard industry;
  • To know the converting processes used in bags and tubes manufacturing;
  • To acquire a good vision of the technical and market trends of the print media industry;
  • To determine which printing process was used to manufacture a given printed product;
  • To use a densitometer.
Contact Frederic MUNOZ, Bernard PINEAUX, Isabelle DESLOGES, Christine CHIRAT


Fibre-biomaterials :
Presentations will deal with :

  • Biorefinery concept
  • Pulp making
  • Recycled fibres
  • Papermaking process and offline operations

Printing industry :
Presentations will deal with :
A. The graphic workflow. Elements about image processing.
B. Short description of the main printing processes (offset lithography, gravure, flexography, typography, ink jet, electrophotography)
D. The print media business (data, markets)
according to the time available, a quiz is proposed to check how concepts are understood.


General scientifical knowledge


Supervised examination
Short questions.
Sole authorized document : a handwritten A4 sheet, with the owner's name on it and dealing with the course.
The examination can be made up in case of a justified absence.
Possible to catch-up in session 2

note = note du DS
The grade is that of the examination


The course exists in the following branches:

Additional Information

Semester 5 - This course may be followed in french or in english  

Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Student->Semester 5
Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Apprentice->Semester 5

RAS dans le cadre du cours


Cours, exercices et TD accessibles en ligne sur Chamilo

LEACH R. [et al.] The printing ink manual. London : New York : Blueprint, 1993
KIPPHAN H. Handbook of print media: Technologies and production methods. Berlin : Springer, 2001

Données économiques / economic data de l' UNIIC / from the UNIIC ( ) et de l'IDEP / and the IDEP (

Magazine Caractère (

Certains éléments bibliographiques sont disponibles sur le site Internet Chamilo / some bibliographic elements are available on the Chamilo Web site :

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Date of update July 23, 2020

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