Substituting Wood with Nonwood Fibers in Papermaking: A Win-Win Solution for Bangladesh
AbstractBangladesh is facing an acute shortage of fibrous raw materials for the production of pulp and paper. On the other hand, the demand for paper and paper products is increasing day by day. This study reviews the availability and suitability of nonwood raw materials for pulp production in Bangladesh. It shows that Bangladesh has a huge amount of unused jute fiber, which is highly suitable for papermaking in Bangladesh. Other agricultural wastes like rice straw, dhaincha, golpata fronds, cotton stalks, corn stalks, and kash are also available and may be used for some pulp production. Given the different properties of these different nonwood fibers, jute pulp can be used as a reinforcing agent with other nonwood pulps for the production of high quality paper in Bangladesh.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC) in its series Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) with number BDRWPS No. 4.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Bangladesh; natural fibers; jute; paper making; pulp;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-01-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2009-01-10 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-ENV-2009-01-10 (Environmental Economics)
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