By definition, materials are the tools needed for make products that meet human needs. At Uteco, we are committed to transform raw materials into excellent end applications for our customers.
The production of paper has an history that lasts for centuries, and consists of several phases. The first people to produce it were the Chinese around the year 100 BC, but they also kept well hidden the secrets of the different processing stages for a long time. Indeed, we have to wait a long time before we find the first examples of paper production in the Western world. In Europe were the Arabs, who introduced it for the first time in the 11th century. The first paper mill in Italy dates back to the 12th century by the legendary figure of Polese da Fabriano, who built the first mill on the Reno river near the city of Bologna. From that moment on the paper mills started to spread throughout Europe to, then, arrive to the most advanced industrial methods of the late 19th century.