Paper from Stem of Cotton Plants

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.



Indian Farming

V. 40, Feb. 1991

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