Tag Archives: lignin

Mercer International Inaugurates New Lignin Center at Rosenthal Pulp Mill in Germany

Mercer International inaugurated the Mercer Lignin Center, which is located on the site of Mercer’s Rosenthal pulp mill in Germany. “Our focus is on the full utilization of wood resources,” said Juan Carlos Bueno, CEO of Mercer International. “It is therefore only logical to exploit the often untapped potential of lignin.” Mercer Rosenthal produces kraft […]

Types of Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated board is widely used in the packing industry. The main advantages are lightness, recyclability, and low cost. This makes the material the best choice to produce containers devoted to the shipping of goods. Furthermore, examples of structure design based on corrugated boards can be found in different fields. Structural analysis of paperboard components is […]

Domsjö Fabriker to increase price for Domsjö Cellulose with $75 in China

Domsjö Fabriker AB in Sweden increases the price of Domsjö Cellulose (softwood dissolving) by USD 75 effective January 20, 2023 until further notice. After a period where prices on dissolving cellulose have been under pressure, we are now starting to see positive signs and recovery, both in the fiber market as well as on a […]

Södra is looking to develop new products from lignin

Södra is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden and an international forest industry group. With raw material from 52,000 forest owners sustainable managed forests, Södra produce timber products, pulp and green energy – and is always looking to develop new products from this renewable material. Södra is today a leading supplier of pulp with customers […]

Raw Materials For Papermaking

Here the Raw Materials or Cellulosic Raw Materials for papermaking are used interchangeably and only the Cellulosic Raw Material are discussed. Cellulosic/fibrous raw material are broadly divided between wood and nonwood.   Almost 90% of virgin fibers come from woody plants. In more and more region of world, recycled fiber is becoming major source of papermaking […]

What is bleaching of pulp ?

The objective of pulp bleaching is to produce white pulp. Unbleached pulp is not suitable for manufacturing of high grade of white paper. Since all the processing pulp brightness is very low, especially Kraft pulp. The sulfate pulping process produces comparatively bright chemical pulp, while the others pulping process such as kraft, soda and semi-chemical […]

Stora Enso Investing EUR 14 Million in Production Line for Granulated Lignin

Stora Enso is investing EUR 14 million to build a granulation and packing plant for lignin, allowing easier packing and handling of lignin compared to powder and wet form. According to Stora Enso’s strategy, lignin is one of the key innovation areas for delivering growth on new applications, such as energy storage, binders, and carbon […]

Borregaard and Sappi Announce Permanent Closure of LignoTech South Africa

The owners of LignoTech South Africa, Borregaard, and the Sappi Group, have decided to permanently close the lignin production facility and to terminate the cooperation agreement. According to Borregaard, the closure is a consequence of Sappi’s decision to convert the calcium sulphite pulp line at Sappi’s Saiccor dissolving pulp mill, which is the source of […]

LignoTech South Africa to permanently close lignin production plant

The owners of LignoTech South Africa, Borregaard, and the Sappi Group have decided to permanently close the lignin production facility and to terminate the cooperation agreement. The closure is a consequence of Sappi’s decision to convert its calcium sulphite pulp line, which is the source of lignin raw material, to magnesium technology. After the conversion, […]

The construction of UPM’s biochemicals facility starts in Germany

UPM recently celebrated the official start of the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery investment of EUR 550 million is a major milestone in UPM’s strategic transformation.   In Leuna, UPM will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals that enable a switch from fossil-based products to sustainable alternatives in […]