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The majority of dissolving wood pulp is consumed in the viscose industry where pulp is converted through the value chain to yarn and ultimately textiles providing soft, breathable fabrics which hold colour well and drape beautifully. DWP is also used for a myriad of household, industrial and pharmaceutical applications including for tablets, acetates, washing sponges etc.

Applications of Verve include:

General

DWP is used to create an array of intermediary products which in turn are used to produce a dynamic variety of final products. Sappi's Verve is supplied to key market segments and we constantly evaluate opportunities to expand Verve into new segments.

 

Applications of Verve include:

General

DWP is used to create an array of intermediary products which in turn are used to produce a dynamic variety of final products. Sappi's Verve is supplied to key market segments and we constantly evaluate opportunities to expand Verve into new segments.

 

Fabrics

Cellulosic based fabrics are breathable and offer a soft, natural feel with high levels of moisture absorbency. This is in contrast to most synthetic fibre based fabrics derived from non-renewable fossil fuels.

Fabrics

Cellulosic based fabrics are breathable and offer a soft, natural feel with high levels of moisture absorbency. This is in contrast to most synthetic fibre based fabrics derived from non-renewable fossil fuels.

VSF

By far the most prominent of the wood based cellulosic fabrics are those produced from viscose staple fibre (VSF). VSF accounts for approximately 70% of global DWP production and is most commonly used in fashion, home and decorating textiles.

VSF

By far the most prominent of the wood based cellulosic fabrics are those produced from viscose staple fibre (VSF). VSF accounts for approximately 70% of global DWP production and is most commonly used in fashion, home and decorating textiles.

Lyocell

Another key fibre produced from Sappi’s Verve is lyocell, which represents the next generation of sustainable wood based cellulose fibres. It is a high-strength and absorbent material used for a variety of textile and non-woven applications, either on its own or as a blend with other compatible fibres.

Lyocell

Another key fibre produced from Sappi’s Verve is lyocell, which represents the next generation of sustainable wood based cellulose fibres. It is a high-strength and absorbent material used for a variety of textile and non-woven applications, either on its own or as a blend with other compatible fibres.

Food, pharmaceuticals and other applications include:

Microcrystalline cellulose

A useful ingredient used by the pharmaceutical industry due to its excellent binding properties, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) can be found in many prescription and over the counter tablets.

Food, pharmaceuticals and other applications include:

Microcrystalline cellulose

A useful ingredient used by the pharmaceutical industry due to its excellent binding properties, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) can be found in many prescription and over the counter tablets.

Ethers

Ethers derived from dissolving wood pulp are used widely in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. They also have more heavy industry-related applications, such as drilling fluids, mining flotation aids and detergents. Commonly produced ethers include CMC, MC and HEC.

Ethers

Ethers derived from dissolving wood pulp are used widely in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. They also have more heavy industry-related applications, such as drilling fluids, mining flotation aids and detergents. Commonly produced ethers include CMC, MC and HEC.

Cellophane

Cellophane is used the world over for packaging in the food industry. It offers excellent breathability and non-static properties and has become essential for preserving freshness as well as for its visual appeal for certain food groups. Cellophane is also used in the production of alkaline batteries and lithographic masking tape.

Cellophane

Cellophane is used the world over for packaging in the food industry. It offers excellent breathability and non-static properties and has become essential for preserving freshness as well as for its visual appeal for certain food groups. Cellophane is also used in the production of alkaline batteries and lithographic masking tape.

Acetate

Acetate from dissolving wood pulp is used in the manufacture of fabrics and yarns as well as in plastic applications such as spectacle frames, photographic film and clothing buttons. It is mostly used for the manufacture of cigarette filters.

Acetate

Acetate from dissolving wood pulp is used in the manufacture of fabrics and yarns as well as in plastic applications such as spectacle frames, photographic film and clothing buttons. It is mostly used for the manufacture of cigarette filters.