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SPECIAL ISSUE ON LIGNIN
Editorial: From understanding the biological function of lignin in plants to production of colloidal lignin particles - OPEN ACCESS
Monika Ísterberg, Mika Henrikki Sipponen and Gunnar Henriksson
Abstract
There is a paradigm shift going on in lignin utilization. High-volume materials and chemicals, as well as more engineered materials, like carbon fibers or active carriers, are currently being developed. However, in order to enhance lignin utilization in these and other value-added products, there is a need for better understanding of lignin function in woody tissues plus control over isolation, fractionation and other processing technology. Therefore, part of this issue is dedicated to articles about lignin. These range from lignin extraction to scale-up of the colloidal lignin particle production process. Focus is on fundamental understanding of interactions, a necessity for successful applications of this complex biopolymer.
Keywords
Editorial
Pages
483-484
DOI
10.3183/NPPRJ-2017-32-04-p483-484
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Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal (NPPRJ) is an international scientific magazine covering science and technology for the areas of wood or bio-mass constituents, pulp and paper and including new fiber-based materials, recovery and by-products from pulping processes, bio-refining and energy issues. Articles meeting required scientific standards are accepted from any continent.
ISSN: 0283-2631