wood pulp


Definition of wood pulp

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

Examples of wood pulp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this case, the bottle labels and the recyclable and biodegradable presentation outer box are made from organic cacao shells, while the box ribbon is made from 81 percent virgin wood pulp. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2021 There’s cellulosic fibers from Eastman Naia Renew made from wood pulp or hard-to-recycle materials like carpet. Max Berlinger, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2021 The problem starts with a paper shortage, driven by widespread closures of Chinese paper mills and the rising price of wood pulp, according to a report from the printing company Sheridan. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Oct. 2021 The toilet paper shortage stems from lumber's raw material, wood pulp, which is used to make toilet paper. Naomi Ludlow, USA TODAY, 16 Oct. 2021 Some of the wood pulp used to make the toilet paper comes from Canada's Boreal Forest, one of the world's remaining intact forests considered key in the fight against climate change. CBS News, 28 Sep. 2021 Shockingly, the fabric is made from repurposed wood pulp, both breathable and eco-friendly. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 4 Sep. 2021 Some phone backings will be made with upcycled wood pulp. Faran Krentcil, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 June 2021 In 1993, community leaders thwarted Formosa’s plans to build a wood pulp and rayon plant in Wallace. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of wood pulp

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood pulp was in 1854

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20 Nov 2021

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“Wood pulp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20pulp. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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