Pulp & Paper industry

Chempolis’ formicofib™ technology provides the most cost-efficient and sustainable way to supply pulp for the paper industry at the rapidly growing markets, e.g. China, India, or Thailand. With formicofib™ technology, the industry can produce high-quality pulp from inexpensive, local non-wood biomasses, pulping can directly be integrated to papermaking, and even the paper can be consumed locally. Such solution is clearly superior to current main approaches – either transportation of dried wood pulp across the globe, or production of non-wood pulp by inefficient and polluting old technologies.

Papermaking fibers, i.e. pulp, is and will be the most important raw material and main cost factor of papermaking. Because paper industry has been struggling with its profitability, it is vital to source papermaking fibers as economically as possible. formicofib™ technology offers the most economical solution:

  • Full recovery of process chemicals

  • Co-production of biochemicals

  • Self-sufficiency in terms of energy and energy integration to papermaking

  • No need for pulp drying

  • Minimal transportation of raw materials and products

Typically non-wood raw materials contain short fibers. Pulp produced from non-wood raw materials with the formicofib™ technology can be used in similar applications like current hardwood and non-wood pulps:

  • Tissue

  • Liner of packing materials

Bleached formicofib™ straw pulp and reed pulp are particularly suitable for producing printing paper and the surface layers of cartonboard, and offer similar properties to those of high-grade Kraft eucalyptus pulp. Both products, whether coated or uncoated, call for high-quality printing surfaces, which can be delivered by bleached straw and reed pulp.