Non-wood pulp is pulp made from all plant fibre raw materials other than wood fibre used in the paper industry. This type of pulp is mainly derived from grass plants (e.g. bamboo, rice straw, wheat straw), broadleaf species (e.g. eucalyptus, poplar, reed), herbaceous plants (e.g. hemp, cotton), recycled fibres (e.g. recycled fibres from waste paper), and other special sources (e.g. bagasse, coconut husk fibre, etc.). Compared to wood pulp, which is mainly made from coniferous forest wood, non-wood pulp is more diversified in terms of raw material sources, making full use of various non-woody biomass resources. 

Non-wood pulp is widely used in the manufacture of various types of paper and paperboard, the specific application areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Packaging paper and board
  • Newsprint and printing paper
  • Household paper
  • Special paper and functional paper
  • Recycled paper products
Non-wood pulp