Laboratory Services

WIST laboratory services include analysis and testing for the paper industry including R&D work on the university's pilot paper machine. And we provide sustainability services, including recyclability and repulpability, and compostability testing. You can view information on all of our services on these web pages or peruse this Specialty Papers PDF.

WIST laboratories serve a wide variety of needs, as highlighted in this excerpt from 2019 Annual Report

As with the digester study, much of the [2019 laboratory services] work was assistance in product development, whether for large multinational corporations or solo entrepreneurs. Among the dozens of contracted services over the past year, for example, WIST provided coating test runs on the university’s pilot coating and laminating line, worked with an entrepreneur exploring uses for industrial hemp (WIST in 2018 became one of the first laboratories licensed by Wisconsin for research on industrial hemp), tested cat litter made from recycled paper, helped a company recreate a legacy paper, and worked with a company developing a filter pad.

Read the full Annual Report here.

Contact us today

To request a quote or to inquire further about our paper making, pulping and bleaching, recyclability and repulpability, and coating and laminating services,
contact either:

Lindsey Hoffman, Laboratory and Papermaking Project Specialist
715-346-3796  ​

Brian Bandow, Paper Machine and Laboratory Specialist

To request a quote on compostability testing services or for further information,

Amber Davidson, Compostability Laboratory Manager

For all other inquiries contact:

Paul Fowler, Executive Director

Laboratory Services Price List

Yes, send me a copy of the WIST Laboratory Services Price List. (click here and complete the price list order form.)

Pointer Blotter

Buy high-quality Pointer Blotter and support paper science education at UW-Stevens Point at the same time

Pointer Blotter conforms to TAPPI standards and a Certificate of Analysis is provided with every order.
As an added bonus, your purchase of Pointer Blotter helps educate students in the Paper Science and Engineering Program at UWSP, who make Pointer Blotter. A portion of proceeds supports TAPPI/PIMA Student Chapter and paper machine operating costs.
To order Pointer Blotter or for more information, email WIST.

Pointer Blotter is made in Wisconsin from U.S. and foreign materials.

WIST offers recyclability/repulpability certification
for corrugated products

Test wax alternatives for corrugated fiberboard

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In partnership with IPS Testing Services, the Appleton, Wisconsin, independent testing laboratory, WIST provides repulpability/recyclability certification. WIST and IPS labs are approved by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance to perform certain tests of the Voluntary Standard for Repulping and Recycling Corrugated Fiberboard. The protocol is used to certify the repulpability and recyclability of wax alternatives for corrugated products that have been treated to improve performance in the presence of water and water vapor. Contact us for a quote or to discuss your project.