Must-Have Fundamental Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Desk Reference

Also known as The Smook Book, the Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists, Fourth Edition is the preferred and most widely used text by pulp and paper industry professionals, companies, and universities. Whether on-boarding a new hire or using the text as a personal desk reference, this is a must-have resource for your industry library.

“We provide the Smook books to our new engineers each spring”, said Terri Creech, REACH Program Manager, International Paper. “Each year I received numerous questions from mill champions asking if and when their new hires would receive these books, anxious for these resources! Obviously, they find value in these great resources for their new engineers!”

The book’s 27 chapters cover all aspects of pulping and papermaking and feature hundreds of illustrations, tables, and charts to help the reader grasp the concepts being presented. Edited by Michael Kocurek, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Paper Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, the fourth edition brings together the latest technology and the leading information accurately reflecting the current state of the industry.

“Prior to the first edition of the Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists in 1982, educators in our industry had no real up-to-date introductory textbook,” said Kocurek, “Since then, The Smook Book has served as the most widely used book for both students and people new to the industry. The fourth edition will continue to provide a rich source of knowledge.”

A Spanish edition of the Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists is also available. The Smook Book pairs with the Handbook of Pulp and Paper Terminology: A Guide to Industrial and Technological Usage, Second Edition. Purchase the set.