History of paper
Handcraft with a long tradition
- 105: The Chinese Eunuch Tsái Lun describes the production of paper
- 650: Arising paper money in China under emperor Kao Tsung
- 1144: First paper mill in Spain
- 1246: Oldest remained German paper handwriting of the Passauer Domdechanten
- 1390: Establishment of the first German paper mill in Nürnberg, invention of the printing art
- 1445: Gutenberg invents book printing
- 1711: Invention of the "Holländers"
- 1771: Patent for a paper-making machine
- 1844: Invention of groundwood manufacturing processes
- 1851: First production of cellulose
- 1884: First use of toilette paper in role form in the USA
- 1891: Invention of the sulfate method
- 1906: The first milk bag of paper is made in California
- 1928: The company Feldmühle in Germany starts the largest paper-making machine of the world; it's 6 m long, runs about 300 m/min and produces maximally 100 tons per day.
- 1945: Winner powers arrangened a pro head paper consumption of 7kg in the Potsdamer agreement.
- 1955: Propagation of the colour print brings an upswing to magazines and pictorials
- 1979: Start-up of the first CTMP facility (chemi termo mechanical pulp) in Sweden
- 1990: Due to environmental problems the paper industry determins the elementary-chlorine-bleach.
- 1999: The use of waste paper rises to 61%
- 2010: A study of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says, that the annually paper consumption will increase by 3%.