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Bagasse Packaging Board by Cold Soda Pulping Methods

Author Affiliations

  • 1Cellulose and Paper Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, EGYPT
  • 2 National Research Center, Packing and Packaging materials Department, Tahrir St., Dokki, Cairo, EGYPT
  • 3 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University Abbassia, Cairo, EGYPT

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 15-19, February,18 (2014)


Bagasse was cooked in plastic bag or in autoclave using cold soda pulp method with/without NH4NO3 at different degrees of temperatures and different periods of times. The pulping liquor was in the ratio of 1:6 based on bagasse. The effect of pulping processes variables was investigated. Bagasse produced acceptable unbleached pulp at 80o C in plastic bag and at 105o C in autoclave, with different yield % from 43 % - 61%. The mechanical and physical properties of bagasse pulp sheet using different concentrations ratios of starch and/or borax as added filler during sheets making were investigated. The prepared sheets have been characterized by breaking length, tear index, burst index density and air permeability tests. Starch and/or borax filler added during sheet making improved the mechanical and physical properties of bagasse pulp sheet.


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