wood pulp


Definition of wood pulp

: pulp from wood used in making cellulose derivatives (such as paper or rayon)

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Tencel lyocell is regenerated cellulose, meaning wood pulp from the trees that's chemically processed to turn it into a fiber. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "We Reviewed Allbirds, the "World's Most Comfortable" Shoes — Here's What You Need to Know," 11 Sep. 2019 Even the wedding dress McCartney designed for Meghan Markle’s reception was made with viscose, a fluid material made from wood pulp. Vogue, "The Women Designers Who Changed The Way We Dress," 14 Aug. 2019 Lumber companies in Canada harvest large tracks of forest for wood pulp and construction material. Rita Leistner, National Geographic, "Tree planting is a rite of passage for young Canadians," 22 Apr. 2019 China is already buying more finished paper from U.S. mills, particularly a variety known as kraftliner that is usually made from wood pulp and used in corrugated boxes. Bob Tita, WSJ, "Chinese Firms Snap Up U.S. Sites to Process Scrap," 27 Oct. 2018 The shoes are made from about a dozen different materials, including wood pulp, silk thread, gelatin, plastic and glass. Steve Karnowski, The Seattle Times, "Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers," 4 Sep. 2018 The quality of the paper used by Vilma Grunwald was poor, composed mostly of wood pulp, said Jane E. Klinger, the museum's chief conservationist. Will Higgins, Post-Tribune, "Man's mother died in Holocaust, but her words survive," 10 May 2018 Three boxcars of a local westbound freight train loaded with wood pulp slipped off the tracks in Gardner on Tuesday night, resulting in heavy traffic issues but no injuries, officials said. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Officials investigating derailment of three box cars in Gardner," 28 Mar. 2018 The Blackstone-Celanese deal would have combined the world’s second- and third-largest manufacturers, excluding China, of acetate tow, a derivative of wood pulp used in making cigarette filters and other products. Aoife White, Bloomberg.com, "Blackstone, Celanese Ditch Cigarette Venture on EU Opposition," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of wood pulp

1854, in the meaning defined above

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