Study for optimum use of forest biomass generated from the national forest management operation (Part 2) - Fitness of mixed wood species as raw materials for kraft Pulp -

Jee Young Lee, Chul Hwan Kim, Hyun Jin Park, Sung Ho Kim, Gyung Chul Kim, M. I. Sheikh, Hu Seung Cho, Sung Woong Shim, Young Min Lee, Byung Il Ahn

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This study was carried out to explore optimum use of the products generated from the National Forest Management Operation (NFMO) as raw materials for kraft pulp. First of all, different wood species from NFMO were randomly mixed, and then they were used to make kraft pulp under the specified condition. All kraft pulps made from the mixed species displayed equal physical properties to those from foreign wood chips used in Moorim P&P Co. Ltd. For optical properties, most of the unbleached pulps had high brightness but the pulp made from wood species containing chestnut tree showed the lowest brightness due to its high kappa number. Finally, the products from NFMO had little negative effects on the properties of kraft pulps. This means that they could be used as complementary raw materials for kraft pulps with foreign wood chips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPalpu Chongi Gisul/Journal of Korea Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Brightness
  • Forest biomass
  • Forest management operation
  • Kraft pulp
  • Physical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Media Technology

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