Definition: Sulphate unbleached wood pulp

Forestry

Wood pulp obtained by mechanically reducing pulpwood, wood chips, particles or residues to small pieces that are subsequently cooked in a pressure vessel in the presence of sodium hydroxide cooking liquor (soda pulp) or a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium sulphite cooking liquor (sulphate pulp). It excludes dissolving grades of wood pulp.  It is reported in metric tonnes air-dry weight (i.e. with a 10% moisture content). Data for two classes (bleached, including semi-bleached, and unbleached) are requested separately.
Source:
Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire (2001), Definitions, UN-ECE/FAO/Eurostat/ITTO
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