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Utilisation of Jute Sticks in Paper Industry
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 15, No. 40 (Oct. 4, 1980), pp. 1679+1681-1684
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4369148
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Jute sticks, considered an agricultural waste, can be used as raw material for a number of ancillary industries. At present, however, a substantial portion is used as fuel, fencing and thatching; only a small percentage is being used in the manufacture of jute boards. To commercialise the use of jute sticks, therefore, the possibility of providing an alternative fuel to the cultivators could be investigated. The scope of this paper has been restricted to discussing the feasibility of utilising jute sticks in the paper industry. In this context, the quality, availability and economics of paper manufacture from jute sticks vis-a-vis conventional raw materials has been studied. Further, on the basis of experience gathered from manufacture of paper from jute sticks on a commercial scale at the Indian Paper Pulp plant some suggestions have been put forward to make the jute sticks system economically viable.
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