A vital part of Sappi’s global success is our commitment to technology and innovation. Underpinning this is our commitment to achieving the best possible standards of testing at our three dedicated Technology Centres in South Africa, Europe and North America.
While our other centres are responsible for dissolving wood pulp (DWP) developments and tree breeding, the Sappi Technology Centre in Pretoria is where all of the pulping and bleaching work for the global Sappi business is carried out. It’s also home to the regional research and development for our paper, packaging, chemistry and environmental requirements.
The Sappi Technology Centre is accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) for specific chemical and physical test methods – offering peace of mind to our customers and a guaranteed level of quality.
If you’d like more information on our accreditation or to view the certificate of accreditation, visit the SANAS website. The accreditation number for Sappi’s Technology Centre is T0080.
Read on for an overview of the testing services we carry out at our Sappi Technology Centre as well as our testing price list.
Responsible for converting timber into profitable products, our Fibre Processing team offers the following services:
Our Paper Sciences team provides a wealth of services dedicated to innovative paper and paper packaging solutions:
With its modern scientific equipment and highly skilled technicians, our Chemical Sciences team is responsible for the following services:
A vital part of our dedication to running a sustainable and environmentally friendly business, our Environmental Research team is responsible for:
As well as the wealth of hands on services we offer, we also have a Knowledge and Information team responsible for: