Paper mill

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Kaipola paper mill in Jämsä (Finland), 1956

A paper mill is a production facility for paper on an industrial scale, which combines a large number of different work processes and mainly produces paper with the help of machines , production workers and management.

Paper mill and paper mill

The paper mill is differentiated from the paper mill , in which the mechanical equipment is usually only minimal and paper is scooped mainly by hand with a large, sequential division of labor . The physical equipment of a paper mill, on the other hand, consists of at least one or more paper machines that enable a significantly higher production capacity.


Former Mahler OHG paper mill in Rennersdorf, Ober-Grafendorf, Austria, 2018

The industrial production of paper began in 1799 with the invention of the paper machine by the French Nicholas-Louis Robert . In 1798 he had constructed a working prototype of a Fourdrinier machine that replaced the scooping of individual sheets and made it possible to produce a continuous paper web. He received the patent for this invention on January 18, 1799.

See also


Web links

Commons : Paper Mills  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Dieter Freyer: The mechanization. In: A little paper story. Retrieved October 19, 2018 .