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Small-scale Papermaking

Edited By: ILO

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1993 | #56547 | ISBN: 1853391891
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This book provides technical and economic information for those already in possession of the necessary background knowledge. It covers alternative paper-making technologies, describes the characteristics of various types and grades of paper products, and gives guidance in the choice of paper machines. The information relates mostly to small-scale paper mills with a capacity of 30 tonnes of paper per day or less. The raw materials suggested for such mills include straw, bagasse, waste paper, rags and cotton waste, as well as other agricultural residues and imported wood pulp.


Part 1 Socio-economic effects of alternative paper manufacturing technologies - the case for mini paper mills: introduction; demand, production and trade; definition of small scale in paper manufacture; socio-economic effects of alternative paper-making technologies; guidelines for government action. Part 2 Characteristics of paper products: product range; paper and board grades; wrapping and packaging grades; testing of paper and board. Part 3 Raw materials and additives: fibre sources; chemicals. Part 4 Pulp production technologies: chemical pulp production; chemi-mechanical pulping; semi-mechanical pulpinng; chemical recovery; effluent disposal; stock preparation; stock control. Part 5 The paper machine: paper production; the board machine. Part 6 Methodological framework for estimating unit production costs: the methodological framework; application of the methodological framework; cost data for Indian mills.

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