WOOD PULP AND PAPER MANUFACTURING PROCESS
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THE KRAFT PROCESS
The Kraft process was developed by Carl Dahl in Germany in the late 19th century. It is an entirely closed-cycle process that has minimal environmental impact, since it:
extracts cellulose fibres from the wood to make a highly resilient paper,
recovers the wood's other components and uses it as an energy source,
recycles and regenerates the chemicals used in the pulping phase.
|The closed-cycle nature of the process means that it meets both environmental and economic requirements.
Gascogne Paper's pulp and paper mill has been located in Mimizan in the Landes region since 1925. It is located in the heart of the forest that provides its raw material, which comes from within a 50-60km radius of the site.