Neutral sulfite pulp

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Pulp that is prepared by a modified sulfite process. Neutral sulfite pulp is cooked in a sodium sulfite solution with added sodium carbonate to produce a neutral pH. Hardwood pulp produced by this method tends to produce stronger paper. It is used in for inexpensive printing paper and boxboards.

Synonyms and Related Terms

monosulfite pulp; semichemical pulp process

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980