Professional Consulting Services for the global pulp and paper industry


Klass Associates Inc. started in 1986 with a mission to commercialize new technology and value-added paper and packaging products. Widely recognized pulp and paper consultants, we have to our credit a wealth of experience spanning six decades. Our strong technical knowledge of how to improve yield, cost and quality of relevant products help us stand out from the crowd.

We are members of TAPPI (Technical Associations of Pulp and Paper Industry), which further adds to our credibility. Our trustworthiness also reflects in the awards Mr. Klass has won, including Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal, and Academy of Engineering Excellence. Furthermore, we take pride in our academic know-how and skills, which make us battle-ready to deliver consultation services worth the cost.

Our Staff Includes

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Charles P. Klass – President

Charles P. Klass is the founder of Klass Associated Inc. He specializes in the development of coated and other value-added papers, processing and use of recycled fiber, and application of innovative technology to the paper industry. Klass also provides expert witness testimony in litigation.

Ron Eklund– Senior Associate

Ron Eklundis the Senior Associate of our team. He specializes in barrier coatings, papermaking process, wet end systems, metering size presses, pigmented coating, calendaring, product development, printing, capital projects and paper machine start-ups.

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Klass Associates Inc. accepts assignments on a professional fee basis (daily rate plus expense reimbursement).  Retainer arrangements can be negotiated. Contact us.