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Applications of Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp

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Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp is essentially a fiber pulp of good clarity, as well as good absorption and formation. It is basically a pulp that is bleached and used for various purposes. It is used for a wide variety of packaging products, ranging from soft tissues to rigid paperboard.

The use of Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp includes, it has a high and rising demand in the packaging industry and has elevated the world market. There is a material called lignin found in hardwood pulp that has a powerful chemical bleaching action compared to softwood pulp, which ultimately increases the sales potential for Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp.

South Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp is similar to the North one, the only difference is that it is found in both northern and southern ecosystems. Even its end uses include tissue papers, writing and printing papers.

Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp as the name goes is obviously produced from some kind of hardwood trees which are mainly found in the northern forest of the USA. On the other side, Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp is known as hardwood trees grown in the Nordic zone and Russia. These plants are composed of oak, birch, beech, and ash. 

Bleached hardwood kraft pulp acacia refers to pulp produced from the acacia plant is commonly known as mimosa plant. Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp specifications don’t include much as it is just pulp of wood so as to put it in simple terms and the only difference is that it is bleached.

Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp price does vary according to the regions.

Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp uses are primarily found in packaging paper such as CartonBoard, Corrugated board, and flexible paper. Some other uses include tissue paper, graphic paper(mainly used for writing and printing), and newspaper print.

The hardwood bleached kraft pulp can be segmented on the basis of grades such as Birch and Eucalyptus. One fact I would like to highlight here is that the bleaching process reduces the mass of pulp by 5%, which results in a decrease in the strength of fibers and eventually adds up the cost of manufacture.

When everybody goes for digital media, which is a drawback to the worldwide market for newsprint and graphic articles. According to estimates, the market size for newsprint and graphic papers is expected to drop by about 10 percent in the coming years, which will result in the low demand for bleached hardwood kraft pulp being produced.

On the brighter side, there is a rapidly increasing adoption of hygiene within people, which would give a boost to the use of tissue papers, sanitary napkins, diapers, and many more products made from bleached hardwood kraft pulp.

Nowadays, it has been observed that there is an intolerance towards plastic packaging solutions due to regulations of the government towards banning plastic. This resulted in a gradual shift of the packaging industry towards biodegradable packaging solutions which involve packaging it with paper which will eventually increase the demand for bleached hardwood kraft pulp across the globe.

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