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Will Bamboo Fiber Help Tissue, Pulp Industry Grow?

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According to a recent report by 3PL News, Long Beach, Calif., USA, the entry of EcoPlanet Bamboo Group, a U.S. based bamboo plantation and technology solution team, with an impressive track record for its young status into the pulping arena, suggests that theoretical alternative fiber solutions might be becoming a reality for the pulp, paper, and forestry based industries.
In addition to the company becoming the first upstream supplier to join the new German based Partnership on Sustainable Textiles, EcoPlanet Bamboo Group has now lined up plantations that can provide more than 3 million tons of raw fiber annually to the pulp industry. These plantations are certified under the same international certification standards currently recognized by the pulp industry, which will allow bamboo pulp to be fed directly into the supply chain.
EcoPlanet is investing into leapfrogging technology to ensure that their bamboo fiber maintains its viability as a green alternative, throughout the length of the supply chain.
Only time will tell if bamboo will be the fiber that causes a paradigm shift as more fiber based materials are needed from everything from growing global tissue/paper/textile production to clean energy from cellulosic sources (cellulosic ethanol from fast growing tree farms) designed to absorb carbon as they are produced.


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