Suitability of acacia pulp for wood free coating base paper

Fuping Liu, Elias Retulainen

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The suitability of bleached acacia (Acacia mangium) kraft pulp for making wood free coating (WFC) base paper was studied in laboratory. Despite the slow strength development in refining, results indicate that acacia is an excellent raw material for WFC base paper. Compared to Nordic birch and Iberian eucalyptus pulps, it produces paper with excellent formation and smoothness (before calendering), outstanding bulk and bending stiffness, high light scattering coefficient, good tear strength, acceptable porosity and oil absorbency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication57th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia 5-7 May 2003
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
ISBN (Electronic)0-95855486-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event57th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 May 20027 May 2002

Publication series

SeriesAppita Annual Conference Proceedings


Conference57th Appita Annual Conference and Exhibition

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