wood pulp

wood reduced to pulp through mechanical and chemical treatment for use in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper.


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wood pulp
1.  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
2.  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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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.
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