How to Make Paper from Cotton Plant

The stem of the cotton plant is rich in cellulose, a good material for papermaking. This process came from the Cotton Technological Research Laboratory in Bombay, India which taught papermaking from cotton plant stems – such as writing paper, wrapping paper, and newsprint. They used soft green stems with 70% moisture. Procedure:

  1. Boil the chopped stem in 6% alkaline.
  2. Wash the cooked material and place in a beater to separate the fibers.

The resulting product is a good quality yellow pulp. (In general, paper is made from cellulose materials. The procedure is almost the same except maybe for the ingredients used.)

For more information, contact:

Dept. of Science and Technology
Rm. 303 DOST Bldg., DOST Complex, Gen. Santos Ave.,
Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
Telephone Nos: (632) 837-20-71 to 82
Web: www.dost.gov.ph

source: dost.gov.ph

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