Paper from Stem of Cotton Plants
The stem of the cotton plant is rich in cellulose, a good material for papermaking. This process
came from the Cotton Technological Research Laboratory in Bombay, India which taught
papermaking from cotton plant stems – such as writing paper, wrapping paper, and newsprint.
They used soft green stems with 70% moisture.
1. Boil the chopped stem in 6% alkaline.
2. Wash the cooked material and place in a beater to separate the fibers.
The resulting product a good quality yellow pulp.
V. 40, Feb. 1991