Georgia-Pacific paper chemicals researchers to publish review of papermaking process written from chemist's perspective, company says; 'Chemistry of Modern Papermaking' aims to be updated resource on literature of papermaking chemistry

ATLANTA , January 26, 2012 (press release) – James W. Johnston and Cornel Hagiopol, Ph. D., two Georgia-Pacific (GP) Chemicals employees, have recently authored a comprehensive review of the papermaking process. Written from the chemist's perspective, The Chemistry of Modern Papermaking is intended to supply researchers, developers and end-users with updated information on the literature of papermaking chemistry.

Supported by more than 3000 references of patents and scientific articles covering 150 years of published literature and enhanced by the authors' industrial experience, the book encompasses and covers the state of science for all facets of papermaking chemistry including retention aids, temporary and permanent wet-strength agents, dry strength resins, internal sizing chemicals, creping additives and softeners.

"Georgia-Pacific Chemicals supported the development of this book as a resource for industry, as well as academia," said Robert McDonald, paper chemicals business manager for GP Chemicals. "It illustrates the depth of knowledge and resources available at GP Chemicals and we are proud of the years of extensive work Jim and Cornel put into its preparation."

Johnston, paper chemicals research & development manager at GP Chemicals, guides technology development strategy and execution and manages intellectual property as well as product and project resources. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and SUNY ESF Chemical Engineering and Paper Science and Engineering Program.

Hagiopol, a research scientist, received his PhD in macromolecular chemistry from Polytechnic University in Romania and is an expert in polymer chemistry. He holds more than 20 patents.

According to the publisher, CRC Press, a respected publisher of scientific and technical work, "The Chemistry of Modern Papermaking focuses on the chemistry behind each application, on what has been done, and on what can be done."

About Georgia-Pacific Chemicals

Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC, is a global performance chemical manufacturer and marketer recognized as a leader in chemicals for oilfield, building products, paper, mining and specialty applications as well as pine chemical derivatives. It has operations in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile and Uruguay, with joint ventures in China, India and South Africa. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site or call l-866-4GP-CHEM (866-447-2436).

About Georgia-Pacific

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 40,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe.

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