Bamboo as an Emerging Resource for Worldwide Pulping and Papermaking

Zicheng Chen, Huiwen Zhang, Zhibin He, Lanhe Zhang, Xiaopeng Yue

Abstract


As a widely distributed and fast growing graminaceous plant, bamboo has emerged as an important raw material for pulping and papermaking to mitigate the shortage of wood resources, at least in the East Asia region. New technologies such as silicon removal have been developed to overcome the disadvantage of bamboo as a pulping raw material, as well as to improve the quality of bamboo pulp products. The bamboo pulping capacity in China is continuing to increase in the near future.

Keywords


Bamboo; Papermaking industry; Fiber resources; Household paper

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