Forest products from birch trees: Fo4-102/2017E-PDF

"The Fortress Specialty Cellulose Inc. pulp mill in Thurso, Quebec, will be the first mill in North America to produce dissolving pulp from birch wood. The new technology will enable the production and commercialization of dissolving pulp from birch trees, a tree species that grows abundantly in Canada but has been largely underutilized by the pulp and paper industry. The resulting pulp has a cellulose content of about 95 percent, which is much higher than regular pulp. Regarded as “specialty cellulose” by the pulp and paper industry, dissolving pulp, with its higher cellulose content, is used in a variety of every day products including textiles, medical equipment, packaging and food additives."

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada.
Title Forest products from birch trees
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Produits forestiers à base de bouleau. Caption title. At head of title: An IFIT project.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages [1] p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-07560-0
Catalogue Number
  • Fo4-102/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 38424
Subject Terms Pulp and paper industry, Forestry products, Innovation