Alternative materials to wood

Many studies have been recently undertaken to find alternative materials to avoid the production of paper using traditional wood. In particular, some materials have been selected:

  • herbal essences such as straw
  • oatgrass residues as corn, wheat and rice
  • residues of the processing of sugar cane and sugar beet
  • residues of juicing citrus fruits, especially oranges and lemons marine surplus as algae
  • particular plants as sorghum, cotton, flax and kenaf, which have fibers very similar to those of conifers and for this reason are suitable for the production of both mechanical or chemical pastes for paper making.

In particular, cassava, miscanthus, cotton, flax and sorghum are plants with a high per hectare return and rapid growth. Poplar, in any case, is cultivalted across the Po valley as it has a quick development ranging aroung 8-10 years, higher yields and versatility in use.

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