2015 is the 100 year anniversary of TAPPI and we are celebrating the successes of the industry, people and companies who have contributed. Our celebration will focus on the innovative discoveries and breakthroughs by academic and industrial research groups over the past 100 years.
August 29, 2014 July
RAW MATERIALS SOURCING NON-WOOD FIBERS
Straw in Corrugated Medium -Common in US Midwest until 1960s -Most straw medium mills went to NSSC, then to waste paper -Most shut down -From study - the manufacturing cost of the straw-based product is higher than that of the wood-based product -In 1963 CCA corrugated (board) mill (Circleville, OH) was using straw for making pulp. A year or two later, they converted to making pulp from local hardwoods. Today the mill is shut down. Straw had its problems, like some batches came in with excess water, so you wouldn't get your money's worth -The Chillicothe mill pulped straw with the soda process until WWII. I ... read more