Acta Biotechnol. volume 20, issue 3-4, P305-312 2000 DOI: 10.1002/abio.370200311 View full text
H. Unbehaun, B. Dittler, G. Kühne, A. Wagenführ

Abstract: Because of the growing utilization of renewable raw materials, the technical use of lignocellulosic fibres from wood and other annual plant materials is becoming increasingly important. The conventional production process of fibreboards is characterized by high-energy consumption and use of ecologically insecure synthetic resins. Approximately 40 to 45% of the total energy expenditure are used for the thermo-mechanical pulping. Because of high plastication temperatures, an inactive lignin crust on the fibre s…

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