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    Author(s): James S. Han; Thomas A. Rymsza
    Date: 1999
    Source: [1999 Second Annual American Kenaf Society Conference : program and abstracts : fiber for our future : Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX : Feb. 25-26, 1999. S.l. : s.n., 1999?].:[7] p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Chemical pulping of kenaf fiber is comparatively new. In this study, bast, core, and whole stalk kenaf fibers were pulped using a soda-AQ pulping process and various pulping conditions. Handsheets were evaluated for density, Canadian standard freeness, brightness, opacity, smoothness, and tensile, burst, and tear indexes and strength. The results indicate that commercially viable pulp can be produced from kenaf using 12% NaOH, 0.15 AQ, and 2 h of cooking at 160*C.

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    Citation

    Han, James S.; Rymsza, Thomas A. 1999. Determining the minimum conditions for soda-anthraquinone pulping of kenaf bast, core, and whole stalk fibers. [1999 Second Annual American Kenaf Society Conference : program and abstracts : fiber for our future : Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX : Feb. 25-26, 1999. S.l. : s.n., 1999?].:[7] p.

    Keywords

    Hibiscus cannabinus, Kenaf, Pulping, Wood fibers, Paper, Physical properties., Soda anthraquinone pulping, Chemical pulping, Papermaking

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