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Pulp and Paper Matrices Analysis: Introduction

Pulp and Paper

  1. B. Bruce Sitholé

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a2201

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

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Sitholé, B. B. 2006. Pulp and Paper Matrices Analysis: Introduction. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada, Pointe Claire, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


The pulp and paper industry is a major player in the economies of many developed countries. As illustrated in Figure 1(a) and (b), the developed world accounts for more than 60% of the world output in pulp, paper and paperboard capacity. In one particular case, namely Canada, the industry contributes over 15% to the trade balance (see Figure 2). In order to ensure continual survival of the industry, it is necessary to continually improve and/or optimize the utilization of raw materials, the pulping processes, the papermaking process, the product quality properties and the protection of the environment. Analytical chemistry has an important role to play in the improvement and/or optimization of these parameters. This article summarizes how and where analytical chemistry is used, or can be used, to achieve the desired goals. Applications of analytical chemistry in the pulp and industry are reviewed in detail in the rest of the articles in this section on pulp and paper.