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dc.contributor.authorChandra, Mudit IVen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:51Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:51Zen
dc.date.issued1998-02-16en
dc.identifier.otheretd-91598-85139en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37176en
dc.description.abstractThe pulp and paper industry around the world has been growing rapidly. As a result there has been a huge demand for pulp and paper making raw material. Recent years have seen a spurt in use of nonwood fibers being used as a raw material for this purpose. Although some of the nonwood fibers used for papermaking are used because of their fine paper making qualities, majority of nonwood fibers is used to overcome the shortage of wood fibers. As a result their use is more widespread in countries with shortage of wood. The use of nonwood fibers in pulp and paper industry is fraught with problems. Right from supply of raw material to the properties of finished paper, majority of nonwood raw material has proven to be economically inferior to wood. But over the last few years, technological breakthrough in almost all the fields of papermaking have made nonwood more competitive with wood as a raw material for papermaking. Although till recently, use of nonwood fibers for pulp and paper making was concentrated in countries with limited wood supply, it is now showing an increasing trend even in countries with adequate wood supply due to environmental considerations. With time this trend can be expected to grow further and it can be safely said that the future of nonwood plant fibers as pulping and papermaking raw material looks bright.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.subjectstrawen
dc.subjectbambooen
dc.subjectbagasseen
dc.subjectfibersen
dc.subjectnonwooden
dc.subjectpaperen
dc.subjectpulpen
dc.subjecteconomicsen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectkenafen
dc.titleUse of Nonwood Plant Fibers for Pulp and Paper Industry in Asia: Potential in Chinaen
dc.typeMajor paperen
dc.contributor.departmentWood Science and Forest Productsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Forestryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Forestryen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineWood Science and Forest Productsen
dc.contributor.committeechairHammett, Alfred L. Tomen
dc.contributor.committeememberDolan, James Danielen
dc.contributor.committeememberMeirovitch, Leonarden
dc.contributor.committeememberLibrescu, Liviuen
dc.contributor.committeememberWest, Cynthia D.en
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dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-91598-85139/en
dc.date.sdate1998-02-16en
dc.date.rdate2012-06-22en
dc.date.adate1998-12-10en


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