Non-wood fibre technology – formicofib™

formicofib™ represents the most sustainable technology for the production of non-wood papermaking fibres.

formicofib™ technology produces high-quality fibre for paper, board, packaging, and hygiene products. Chempolis’ third-generation biorefining technology enables multiple products to be produced from agricultural residues using all the vegetable matter they contain. This is a definite plus, not only in terms of the environment, but also because of operating costs and excellent profitability that it offers.

The advanced chemistry at the heart of formicofib™ technology results in selective delignification, which helps overcome the key problems faced in conventional nonwood pulping. The biosolvent and process water used are fully recovered and fewer process operations are needed compared to conventional non-wood pulping processes. As a third-generation, multi-product platform, formicofib™ is capable of generating approximately 25% higher sales revenues with lower investment costs and some 20% lower operation costs than in current technologies.



CO2 emissions of papermaking concepts in China

CO2 emissions of papermaking concepts in China



  • refines high quality fibre for paper, board, packaging and hygiene products

  • effluent-free low carbon technology

    • no need for use of wood

    • no smell and waste of sulfur

    • no fossil fuels needed

  • new chemistry makes selective cooking possible

    • overcomes the technical problems faced currently in industry

    • less unit operations

    • consumes less chemicals and generates its own energy

    • excellent bleachability without chlorine chemicals

    • biochemicals as by-product

Sustainable fibres for papermaking by cost-effective, multi-product formicofib™ technology.


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