Taiwan firm to make wheat, rice stalk paper: media

Jan 16, 2011
A leading Taiwanese paper company has developed a technique to make paper from wheat and rice stalks, a report said Sunday.

A leading Taiwanese paper company has developed a technique to make paper from wheat and rice stalks, a report said Sunday.

Yuen Foong Yu is to introduce what it says is "revolutionary" technology to its plant in Yangzhou, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, in the second half of 2011, the Economic Daily News said on its website.

The technology is considered environmentally friendly as it uses materials which have long been thrown away and fewer trees will be cut down, the conglomerate's chairman Ho Shou-chuan was cited as saying.

The normal wood pulp manufacturing process uses 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of lumber to make 20 kilograms of paper, but the new technology can turn the same quantity of stalk pulp into four times as much paper, the report said.

"The new will be more energy saving and cause less ," Ho said.

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Daxwax
5 / 5 (2) Jan 16, 2011
This could be huge if it's true
geokstr
1.3 / 5 (3) Jan 16, 2011
Just in time for the paperless revolution, being led by the eminently deserved death of the fishwrap media.
Lord_jag
5 / 5 (2) Jan 16, 2011
Why can't they just allow cultivation of THC free hemp?

Fast growing, wonderful pulp, millions of uses, incredibly versatile. Hemp is the answer to issues with logging.

It's so ridiculous. Governments may as well ban all forms of poppy because a few breeds of poppy can make opium.