Suitability of acacia pulp for woodfree coating base papers

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 the laboratory. Despite the slow strength development in refining, the results indicate that acacia is an excellent raw material for WFC base paper. Compared to Nordic birch ans Iberian eucalypt 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
Pages (from-to)460 - 464
Number of pages5
JournalAppita Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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