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Bamboo Pulp



  • Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family. Younger tips of some of the larger species can grow over 1 meter per day.Bamboo pulp means moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter.Pulp made from wood, used especially to make paper.
  • Bamboo is botanically classified as a grass and for pulping purposes, it is regarded as an annual plant. Bamboo pulp is very similar to softwood in terms of fiber length and strength. However, pulping conditions are also very similar to eucalyptus. Hence, bamboo can be pulped together with hardwood. Mixed cooking provides stronger pulp than hardwood pulped separately and later mixed with bamboo. Bamboo can also be cooked with acacia.
  • Bamboo can be formed into a suitable pulp if prior to digestion it undergoes a process of shredding, washing and wet depithing.The fibres are then chemically digested preferably by a process which uses rapid pressure drops to open the fibres using the energy contained in the wet superheated fibres.
  • Plant cell walls are composed of cellulose which is the main material used to make paper. Wood contains high levels of these papermaking fibres and is the main pulp source utilized in North America. The structure and shape of the cellulose wood fibre varies from species to species and even within an individual tree.
  • Chemical pulping turns the wood pulp brown in colour. Although this is fine for such packaging as cardboard and some paper bags, whiteness is an important characteristic in papers used for printing or high quality packaging. Bleaching is used to whiten and purify the pulp fibres. How much bleaching is required depends on the end product that will be manufactured from the pulp. Bleaching, however, weakens the wood fibre. Different paper products have different requirements for the balance between strength and whiteness. To meet this range of needs, mills produce a variety of pulps such as fully bleached, semi-bleached and unbleached.
  • The international commodity market for paper pulp is well established, and the supply side is dominated by a few very large multinational companies. Prices in the domestic market in Australia essentially track the cycles in world price. Indicative costs of bleached pulp are $700-$1,000/t. The economic success of a pulping plant hinges on its ability to commercially produce pulp when prices are at the bottom of the cycle.
 General Information
  • Introduction to Bamboo
  • Bamboo information
  • Grades of pulp
  • Origins of paper

Manufacturing process

  • Making pulp from bamboo
  • Century's bamboo pulp production process
  • Manufacturing process of pulp in paper production
  • Handmade pulp making in paper production
  • Manufacturing process of recycled handmade paper
  • Manufacturing process of rice paper
  • Production process of handmade bamboo paper using pulp

Company Profiles

  • Anhui Snow Dragon Fibre Technology
  • Century Pulp and Paper
  • Metso Corporation
  • Phoenix Pulp & Paper


  • Hurter Consult Incorporated
  • Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute
  • Development Consultants Private Limited
  • Joseph E. Atchison
  • KSH consulting
  • Panel of experts
  • Wan Razali  Wan Mohd

Patent and Technology

  • Process for making a pulp from bamboo
  • Process for bleaching paper pulp using melamine as a viscosity stabilizer
  • Diaphragm of electro acoustic transducer and method of manufacturing the same
  • Kind of yarn comprising bamboo fiber and the processing method thereof
  • Cleaner production techniques and technologies
  • Pulping Terminology
  • Enzyme Processes for Pulp and Paper
  • Patented technology of bamboo fiber

Plants, Applications and Properties

  • Ion Exchange Ltd. production plants
  • Automatic Pulp Molding Machines 
  • Longkou's pulp molding machines
  • Bamboo weaving machines
  • Pulp, paper and packaging industry of Myanmar
  • Nonwood Plant Fiber Uses in Papermaking
  • Raw material for production of medical and hygiene products
  • Non-wood Plant Fiber Characteristics
  • Chemical Properties of Dissolving Pulps from Nonwood Fibers
  • Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of bamboo
Projects and Case Studies
  • Training workshop on bamboo cultivation and utilization
  • Development of AOX standards for large scale pulp and paper industries
  • Formation and evaluation of bamboo pulp for medical applications
  • A Bamboo Growing Base for producing 250,000 tons of Pulp
  • Green Rating Project
  • Pulp and paper
  • Manufacture of paper and paper products


  • Market opportunities for non-wood fibre crops
  • Status of bamboo and rattan in India
  • Overview of market of bamboo pulp
  • Market of non-wood fibre paper
  • Bamboo pulp export market
  • Metso to supply fiber line for bamboo pulp mill to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper industry
  • Production of pulp and paper
  • Overview of market of paper and pulp
  • SEPA Warns of Environmental Bearing Capacity in Bamboo-pulp Papermaking Development
  • International pulp and paper industry in the Mekong Region
  • Overview of Market Pulp Association
  • The Green Gold: Under Exploited Wealth of the North East India


  • India’s Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Fibre line designed for bamboo pulping
  • Refining of non-wood fibres
  • FAO pulp, paper and paperboard capacity survey 2000-2005
  • Andritz annual report
  • IFC conclusion report
  • JK Paper Ltd annual report

Manufacturers, Suppliers and Buyers

  • China Bambro Textile Co., Ltd.,
  • Myo Hset Aung Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Xiamen Deye Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.
  • Selling leads of bamboo pulp
  • Bamboo pulp manufacturers
  • Sell trade leads of bamboo pulp
  • Bamboo pulp suppliers
  • Bamboo pulp buyer
  • Bamboo pulp buyers list

Equipment Suppliers

  • D.B. Engineering  
  • Hangzhou Eurasia Machinery Manufacture
  • Hollander beater suppliers
  • Selling leads of pulp molding machines
  • Pulp molding machine suppliers

 Safety and Guides

  • Guidelines for Growing Bamboo
  • Environmental Guidelines for pulp and paper mills
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines Pulp and Paper Mills
  • Pulp-Useful links