KNUSTSpace >
Research Articles >
College of Agric and Natural Resources >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13298

Title: Suitability of Chrysophyllum albidum from moist semideciduous forest in Ghana as a raw material for manufacturing paper-based products
Authors: Ofosu, Samuel
Boadu, Kwadwo Boakye
Afrifah, Kojo Agyapong
Keywords: Hardwood pulp
paper industry
bursting strength
sheet density
earing resistance
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Journal of Sustainable Forestry
Citation: Journal of Sustainable Forestry
Abstract: The global demand for paper-based products continues to increase amidst challenges with raw material supply to the pulp industries. Considerable efforts to discover new wood resources from tropical forests to widen the material stock are ongoing. This study examined the suitability of the outer and inner wood fibres from different axial sections (i.e., butt, middle and top) of Chrysophyllum albidum from a moist semi-deciduous forest in Ghana for paper production. The fibre morphology and derived indices [i.e., Runkel Ratio, Slenderness Ratio, Flexibility Coefficient, Coefficient of Rigidity, Luce’s Shape Factor and Solids Factor] were determined using the methods by the International Association of Wood Anatomist. C. albidum inner and outer wood fibres were generally long and thin with wide lumen. The fibre-derived indices were similar to those of many popular paper-producing timbers such as Acacia mangium and Pinus sylvestris. The fibre morphology and derived indices of C. albidum meet the recommended thresholds for fibres for manufacturing writing and printing papers with good tearing and bursting strength properties. Thus, the wood’s fibres would be suitable for producing papers with good strength properties. Its utilization will contribute to expanding the raw material sources for the pulp and paper industry.
Description: This article has been published Journal of Sustainable Forestry and also available https://doi.org/10.1080/10549811.2019.1623052
URI: 10.1080/10549811.2019.1623052
Appears in Collections:College of Agric and Natural Resources

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Suitability of Chrysophyllum albidum from moist semi deciduous forest in Ghana as a raw material for manufacturing paper based products.pdf1.36 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback