Wood fibers are by far the most important raw material going into making tissue paper products. These small hair-like strands are actually advanced biopolymers based on cellulose, the most abundant organic compound on earth. This chapter will cover the morphology, chemistry and physics of these fibers and how high-tech engineering can customize them to get the optimal performance of the tissue sheet.
a. Fiber morphology & influence on sheet properties
b. Fiber processing & refining
c. Hardwoods versus softwoods
d. Non-Wood fibers in tissue making
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