1-4 November, 2017
13th International Exhibition & Conference
Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi


26 September 2017

Making of Paper

Pulp is a mature industry, which uses trees to derive raw materials. A tree used in production of pulp has 25% as branches and 75% as trunk wood or logs). A wood log has 27% lignin (glue) and 73% fiber (that goes into paper). Every tree requires 130 gallons of water for growth and 50 gallons of water for being processed into paper. In an average 17 trees are required to produce one metric ton of paper. The production of white office paper requires around 24 trees and newsprint requires around 12 trees along with 25 metric cubes of water, 10,061 kWh of electricity, and 680 gallons of oil.