CTP is the French industrial research centre for the pulp & paper industry with a staff of 140 workers. Its turnover of €11 million is 40% fundedby the French Ministry of Industry and 60% through  research  contracts.  CTP’s  main  mission  is  to  develop  and  transfer  technical  and scientific knowledge to the pulp & paper, printing and converting industries through research expertise and facilities at both laboratory and pilot-plant levels, interaction with pulp & paper, printing & converting industries, close co-operation with other pulp & paper research institutes in Europe and worldwide and with national research laboratories (Grenoble-INP, CNRS, CEA, INRA).