Pulp and Paper
Pulp and Paper
Save on energy in production. Improve brightness and strength. Opimize bleaching and water processes. With Dyadic’s novel ability to screen for and produce new proteins, the benefits and applications for using enzymes in the Pulp & Paper industry are limitless.
Dyadic is developing new enzymes, such as neutral and alkaline xylanases, to provide the pulp & paper industry with cost-effective “bio-friendly” solutions. Our enzymes offer new and emerging technologies to modify cellulose fibers. The results? End-users are able to optimize bleaching, de-inking and waste-water processes. These products have been specifically formulated to work on recycle grades as well as virgin grades.
Meeting an environmental challenge
Approximately 3.3 tons of trees are needed to manufacture one ton of paper made from virgin materials. The production of paper from virgin pulp sources places a strain on the earth’s natural resources. The need for virgin pulp can be minimized by using recycled fibers when making paper products. Using recycled fiber preserves trees, helps to alleviate landfill problems and reduces the amount of waste effluents.
Paper pulp is a bio-based material comprised of lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose that can be modified through the use of enzymes. Enzymatic treatments can be used for biorefining to improve strength, white water cleanliness and reduce energy consumption; for de-inking to improve de-inking effectiveness; for bleach-boosting to reduce the usage of bleaching chemicals; and for waste treatment to allow an increase in total Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD).