Definition of wood pulp in US English:

wood pulp


  • Wood fiber reduced chemically or mechanically to pulp and used in the manufacture of paper.

    • ‘About 82,000 tons of plastic and l.3 million tons of wood pulp - about a quarter of a million trees - are consumed annually in the production of disposable diapers.’
    • ‘The company blamed the strong pound and the high price of wood pulp for its current difficulties.’
    • ‘Dioxin is formed when paper and wood pulp are bleached.’
    • ‘For lack of paper resources, Kailun has to import waste paper from America to make recycled paper pulp, which is mixed with wood pulp to make paper.’
    • ‘It's made of plastic resins and inorganic fillers instead of wood pulp or cotton.’
    • ‘The need for more raw material to produce paper led manufacturers to eventually abandon recycled linen rags and adopt the much more abundant wood pulp, which decreased paper prices and further increased production.’
    • ‘Such cartons, as with those for milk and juices, are made from long paper fibres from virgin wood pulp and have no recycled content and there is only one mill in the country that recycles the cartons for this high-quality fibre.’
    • ‘It has been about 150 years since the inception of photography and 120 years since paper began to be manufactured from acidic wood pulp rather than cloth.’
    • ‘Most paper is made from wood pulp, which leaves fine scratches on the glass.’
    • ‘Nitrocellulose, or ‘guncotton’ as it was once known, was produced by impregnating cotton fibers or wood pulp with nitric and sulfuric acid.’
    • ‘Smaller formats could make printing less expensive, and text from a quarto edition could be squeezed into a duodecimo with considerable savings in paper - still a precious commodity in the age before wood pulp.’
    • ‘In early 1943 two American professors discovered that a very tough material could be produced by adding a small amount of wood pulp to water before freezing.’
    • ‘Advances in paper making from wood pulp and the invention of the linotype machine in 1886 lead to the penny newspaper and with it the beginnings of dramatic scale economies in advertising.’
    • ‘Cellulose from wood pulp has replaced the asbestos, and it's a great product which is going gangbusters in the company's biggest market, the United States.’
    • ‘The mat should be a cotton rag or chemically purified wood pulp and must test negative for lignin.’
    • ‘Their argument is this: if poplar trees can be planted and harvested on agricultural land - like a corn crop, for example - this will reduce the drive to cut native forests for wood pulp.’
    • ‘Circulation leaped forward while the cost of production plummeted with wood pulp as a new source of paper and mechanical typesetting, a new labor-saving device.’
    • ‘It takes 60 percent less energy to make paper from recycled materials than it does to manufacture it from virgin wood pulp.’
    • ‘It adds that hemp paper is longer lasting than wood pulp, stronger, and both acid- and chlorine-free.’
    • ‘And using the money to fund recycling programs and encourage the use of alternatives to wood pulp for making paper.’


wood pulp

/ˈwo͝od ˌpəlp//ˈwʊd ˌpəlp/