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Pulp and paper researcher Pierre Lepoutre has died at 87


April 28, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Pulp and paper industry veteran Pierre Lepoutre has died, says the Pulp & Paper Technical Association of Canada (PAPTAC) in a statement.

Lepoutre was 87. He was born July 28, 1933 and passed away Dec. 17, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado.

“Pierre will be remembered by the industry for his long-term contributions to the coating sector and as the founder of the Paper Surface Science Program at the University of Maine,” says PAPTAC. “PAPTAC extends its sincerest condolences to Pierre’s family.”

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Lepoutre won PAPTAC’s John S. Bates Memorial Gold Medal in 2012 for his work in pulp and paper science and technology.

In addition to his previous post at the University of Maine’s chemical and biological engineering department, Lepoutre was once employed as a researcher at PAPRICAN in Montreal, which is now FPInnovations.

For a look at Lepoutre’s research publications on coating and paper science, click here.