When asked about the best place to learn about pulp and paper making, printing, packaging, wood chemistry and biomaterials, Grenoble INP-Pagora, the Graduate School of Engineering in Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials, comes highly recommended by most professionals for many reasons.
Grenoble INP-Pagora has demonstrated the quality and relevance of its teaching programme for over 100 years and has built a solid reputation in the paper industry. As a result of this graduates find management positions opening up in the paper, printing and packaging industries as well as with suppliers in the industrial sectors of machine manufacturing, chemical engineering and data processing.
Grenoble INP-Pagora prepare its future engineers for this highly modern and expanding sector. Papermaking, printing and packaging rely on highly sophisticated technology and require skilled engineers. Furthermore, new developments linked to papermaking such as bio-refinery and bio-based materials and products are offering exciting opportunities to Grenoble INP-Pagora graduates.
The Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Graphic Arts (LGP2) located in the school is a center of innovative research. It's a joint research unit (UMR 5518) involving the CNRS, Grenoble INP and the Agefpi and including three research groups: Biorefinery: chemistry and eco-processes – Multiscale biobased materials – Surface functionalization by printing processes. The research of LGP2 deals with societal expectations such as sustainable development (green chemistry, clean processes, recycling, biobased materials, renewable energy) and traceability & safety (functional materials, smart paper and packaging).
Plant biomass is a source of energy, materials and chemical products whose vast and renewable potential is paving the way to an oil-free future. In a biorefinery operation, components from biomass can be extracted, isolated and modified to produce gaseous or liquid fuels as well as specialty and commodity chemicals. The latter may in turn be converted into biomaterials. Based on scientific expertise of Grenoble INP-Pagora coming from its innovative research in the conversion of plant biomass components and strong links with industry, a one-year Post Master Degree is offered in English and covers the entire chain from biorefinery to the production of bioenergy, bioproducts and biomaterials. This whole chain is today considered as the most exciting and efficient move towards a sustainable society and a provider of new job opportunities...
This degree, along with the other degrees from this university, are from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, as Grenoble INP-Pagora is one of six departments in this Institute, which is ranked as one of the largest and most prestigious Institutes of Technology in Europe.