Nonwood Track – PEERS 2018
This track is organized by the Nonwood Fibers Committee
The Nonwood Fibers Committee focuses on the study, development, and utilization of all nonwood plant fibers such as bagasse, cereal straws, rice straw, flax straws, cotton linters, bamboo, reeds, esparto grass, sabai grass and other grasses, bast fibers such as kenaf, jute, and crotalaria (Sunn-Hemp), and leaf fibers such as abaca, henequen, and sisal.
Attendees are invited to attend the Nonwood Fiber Committee Meeting at PEERS and learn more about the activities of this committee and how to get involved in the planning of future conference programs.
The Nonwood Fiber Committee meeting will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.
The purpose of the Nowoood track at the PEERS 2018 conference is to disseminate new developments in the production of nonwoood pulp, present information on means of optimizing the process, and address operational issues. Presentations will cover the latest developments in nonwood pulping.
A presentation will be given on the pulping and bleaching of wheat and oak straw and the characteristics and potential of sulfur-free nonwood lignin. There will be a panel discussion on chip supply and quality issues in the Pacific Northwest. A second panel will review the value and use of TAPPIs, Technical Information Papers (TIPs).
Why Should You Attend?
Participants will understand the latest developments production and bleaching of nonwood pulp and the characterization and potential use of nonwood lignin.
Who Should Attend?
- Research Managers and Scientists
- Process Engineers
- Operations Managers and Related Personnel
Learning Outcomes for Attendees?
- Understand methods and challenges of producing nonwood.
- Become aware of the potential uses for byproducts from the nonwood pulping processes.
Which Nonwood Sessions will be Held?
- Session 10: Nonwood