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Title: Value-added mechanical pulps for light weight, high opacity paper

Author: Sykes, Marguerite.; Klungness, John.; Tan, Freya.; Abubakr, Said M.;

Date: 1998

Source: 1998 Pulping Conference : October 25-29, 1998, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Atlanta, GA : TAPPI Press, c1998.:p. 539-545.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Brightness, strength, economy, and paper machine runnability are common concerns of pacemakers who use virgin or recycled fiber furnishes. Fiber loadining, a process that precipitates calcium carbonate partially inside the fiber lumen, is a cost-effective technology that could substantially upgrade mechanical pulp furnishes. This study demonstrates the optical and physical handsheet property advantages of fiber loading typical newsprint and thermomechanical pulp (TMP) furnishes. Inclusion of hydrogen peroxide during fiber loading prevented the expected alkaline darkening. Moreover, brief heating of the pulp after complete carbonate conversion resulted in several additional brightness points. Alternative approaches for stabilizing the brightness of fiber-loaded blends of mechanical and deinked pulps are presented. Our comparison of strength and optical properties of handsheets made by these methods suggests that fiber loading can be used to produce paper with high opacity and low basis weight from mechanical pulp.

Keywords: Mechanical pulping, Paper, Strength, Recycling, Physical properties, Optical properties, Brightness, Papermaking, Fiber loading

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Sykes, Marguerite.; Klungness, John.; Tan, Freya.; Abubakr, Said M. 1998. Value-added mechanical pulps for light weight, high opacity paper. 1998 Pulping Conference : October 25-29, 1998, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Atlanta, GA : TAPPI Press, c1998.:p. 539-545.

 


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