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wood pulp

wood reduced to pulp through mechanical and chemical treatment for use in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper.
Origin of wood pulp
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To make these sheets, the researchers treated wood pulp with enzymes and then pulverized it.
  • Sugar and wood pulp remain important foreign exchange earners.
  • Important, too, has been the discovery that paper could be made from wood pulp.
  • Compare this to layers of pressed wood pulp surrounded by a film of polypropylene, polyethylene or other plastic.
  • The paper is made from recycled clothing and wood pulp.
  • Fiber pulp may be used instead of wood pulp to manufacture paper products.
  • Repairing shrink wrap cocooned around two wood pulp paper rolls stacked on top of each other.
  • The pressed wood pulp pots contain an asphalt derivative for strength and an antifungal agent to inhibit decomposition.
  • The protein fibers are as strong as nylon and finer and stronger than wood pulp.
  • They are also created in the pulp and paper industry, from a process that bleaches the wood pulp.
British Dictionary definitions for wood pulp

wood pulp

wood that has been ground to a fine pulp for use in making newsprint and other cheap forms of paper, and in the production of hardboard
finely pulped wood that has been digested by a chemical, such as caustic soda, and sometimes bleached: used in making paper
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