Papermaking with agrifood by-products – benefits, trends and options
The prices of fibre raw materials for papermaking have risen sharply over the last years. Market interest in "green" products has shown constant growth at the same time. These trends suggest taking alternative biogenic feedstock into consideration. The partial replacement of (in particular) recycled pulp by prepared agrifood by-products makes it possible to save costs, broaden the raw materials procurement base, enhance product properties, reduce environmental loads and offer unique selling points. This article highlights motivations, experiences, boundary conditions and trends in this field.