Microscopical study on the effects of partial removal of xylan on the swelling properties of birch kraft pulp fibres

Patricia A. Moss, Jaakko Pere

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    The effect of xylan removal on the surface structure and swelling properties of unbleached and bleached birch kraft pulp fibres was carried out using ESEM and CLSM. The wetting-drying experiments showed that fibre swelling properties were severely affected by the partial removal of xylan.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-12
    Number of pages5
    JournalNordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • swelling
    • birch pulp
    • xylan
    • microscopy
    • confocal microscopy
    • scanning microscopy
    • xylanases

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