Dissolving Pulp Market and Technologies: Chinese Prospective - A Mini-Review

Yishan Liu, Liuxin Shi, Dong Cheng, Zhibin He

Abstract


Cellulose is the most abundant natural polymer on earth. As the market and the public demands more and more natural products, cellulose and its derivatives are becoming increasingly more attractive. The production of dissolving pulp, which is the main feedstock for cellulose-related products, has been growing over the past decade, while the technologies for manufacturing these pulps have also been advanced. In this literature review, the production and consumption of dissolving pulp are analyzed with a focus on the Chinese market. The manufacturing processes, including raw materials, pulping methods, pulp bleaching, and post-treatments are discussed.

Keywords


Dissolving pulp; Cellulose; Chinese market; Manufacture technology; Purification; Enzyme treatment

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