Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): P.J. Nelson; Richard W. Hemingway
    Date: 1971
    Source: TAPPI 54(6):968-971
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (1.2 MB)


    The resin content of bisulfite pulp from Pinus radiata D. Don was determined at various stages in its manufacture and the changes in the composition of the resin studied. About 50% of the resin present in the wood was removed during cooking, an additional 11% by blowpit washing, and a further 8% by screening. Resin acids and fatty acids were preferentially lost during washing and screening of the pulp, whereas the amount of fatty acid esters in the pulp was not significantly reduced. There was no selective loss of individual resin acids and fatty acids during washing and screening of the pulp. Pitch deposits from the pulp mill and paper machine were mixtures of resin and acetone-insoluble material, and the trouble caused by a deposit was related to its viscosity. The resin in these deposits contained about 50% acidic compounds. The fatty acid and unsaponifiable fractions showed the greatest tendency to accumulate in pitch deposits.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Nelson, P.J.; Hemingway, Richard W. 1971. Resin in bisulfite pulp from Pinus radiata wood and its relationship to pitch troubles. TAPPI 54(6):968-971


    Resin acids, fatty acids, esters, bisulfite pulping, washing, screening, chemical analysis, pitch(material), viscosity, dihydroabietic acid

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page