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Paper Technologist Career Description

Paper technologists are concerned with the manufacture of pulp, paper and cardboard. This industry is involved in the conversion of raw materials (wood and bagasse) into primary products such as paper and paperboard, which are in turn converted to final products such as books, boxes, etc.

What am I going to do in this occupation?

Paper technologists' control the manufacture of paper products. They are involved in all the processes in the manufacture as well as quality control over the final product. The processes that are required to convert raw material into the finished product are so many that paper technologists have a variety of job opportunities in the pulp and paper industry itself and in allied industries.

Requirements

What kind of personality do I need? Paper technologists should possess a scientific aptitude and an analytical reasoning ability. They must have an interest in mechanics and it is very important that they should be practical.

Where can I work?

Qualified paper technologists are all-round experts in special fields of mechanical and chemical engineering, pulping processes, chemical supply, paper machine design, paper and board making, converting and coating, research and development, and the printing and converting industries and can work at various organisations in these industries.

Can I work for myself in this occupation?

There are currently no known self-employment opportunities in this career.

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