mechanical pulping

mechanical pulping

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′pəlp·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Mechanical, rather than chemical, recovery of cellulose fibers from wood; unpurified, finely ground wood is made into newsprint, cheap Manila papers, and tissues.
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The relationship between the mechanical properties of wood species and the mechanical pulping outcome was studied by Eskelinen et al.
"It is great to work with Metso Automation's experts, who have developed advanced knowledge of control and automation on a wide scale," said Tom Browne, program manager of mechanical pulping at Paprican.
ARC's pulp and paper business unit is now able to model all aspects of a fully operational mechanical pulping mill and has the equipment necessary to evaluate both mechanical and chemical pulping processes.
The mill will also comprise a mechanical pulping unit, designed for paper recycling, wastewater treatment facilities and a combined heat and power production plant.
Nevertheless, Johnson said that in laboratory experiments "we have confirmed that mechanical pulping gives rise to a useful pulp using the whole stem of hemp."
The influence of wood and fiber properties on mechanical pulping. TAPPI J.
Finnish paper products company UPM-Kymmene Corporation (NYSE: UPM) said on Tuesday (24 April) that it has developed a new innovative method for using pine for mechanical pulping.
Drying the residue from this "mechanical pulping" yielded sheets of paper.
International Mechanical Pulping Conference Sponsored by EUCEPA/TAPPI
THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL PULPING CONFERENCE, IMPC 2005 is planned in Oslo, Norway for June 7 - 9, 2005.
Unlike chemical pulping processes that require chemicals to break wood down into its constituent fibres, mechanical pulping is largely a matter of grinding up the wood into basic components.

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