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H.A. Posner. Research at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. In The role of fundamental research in paper-makingTrans. of the VIIth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 1981, (Fundamental Research Committee, ed.), pp 987-1000, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The primary missions, Research, Education and Information, of the Institute are discussed. The overall organisation, operation and funding of the Institute are described. The process for developing research priorities and programmes and assessing progress is discussed with emphasis on the benefits of industry-institute interactions. An assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of our present mode of operation is presented.

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