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J. Ehretsmann. The role of the contract research laboratories in fundamental paper-making research. In The role of fundamental research in paper-making, Trans. of the VIIth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 1981, (Fundamental Research Committee, ed.), pp 1063–1068, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The particular role played by a contract research laboratory such as Battelle will be examined. This role is affected by the different approaches which a contract research laboratory has necessarily to adopt. Specific single-company sponsored research, as opposed to government or multi-company programmes, is seldom fundamental. However, the advantages of using a nonspecialised laboratory to address specialised problems are several, and examples will be given of the results which can be obtained in this context.

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