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Domtar Inc. is investigating potential value-added applications for an advanced fiber they produce, which is referred to as SEPF (surface enhanced pulp fiber). SEPF is a key platform material for the development of new value-added, bio-based products from existing pulp and paper manufacturing sites and their forest based supply chains. The main objective of this work is to use SEPF for the preparation of said value-added products, such as, for example, paper, paperboard, or fiber-reinforced plastics, among others. Ultimately this research will result in economic benefits for the industrial partner through expansion into existing or new markets. The Canadian pulp and paper industry as a whole can benefit from this research through the publication and presentation of the results of this work.
Engineering - chemical / biological
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