Paper technologies from across Europe address societal challenges, such as the circular economy and data security. Scientists and companies find solutions with one of the oldest known materials. How about WiFi-blocking paper, printed electronics or solar cell paper? Who would expect fibres to be on the threshold of technological breakthroughs? This theme is brought to life in the exhibition and publication PAPER Breakthroughs, demonstrating that paper matters, far beyond the discussion print versus the cloud.

Researchers challenge plastics at the European Paper Week

02-12-2014 The paper industry opens doors to other sectors with interactive packaging, flexible design with biobased materials and cardboard buildings. Extending the traditional functions of paper was a key topic at the European Paper Week in Brussels.

Will data ‘in the cloud’ survive as long as that on paper?

27-10-2013 Paper has survived for centuries, luckily for us. It’s the only way we can find out about things that happened in the past. The paradox of E-administration and paper documents in physical archives.