Paper company makes lignin from pulp | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 16 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 18, 2016

Paper company makes lignin from pulp

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, building materials, lignin, renewable chemicals

In a Canadian first, forest products company West Fraser has begun producing lignin in a $24 million facility at its pulp mill in Hinton, Alberta. The company will use the papermaking by-product to make a natural adhesive for its engineering wood products, where it will substitute for synthetic resins. The company says lignin can also be used to make renewable chemicals, thermoplastic composites, and packaging.

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