Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Pulp and Paper Technology

First Advisor

Dr. A. H. Nadelman


Literature Survey


The fact that the need for paper products is increasing in an unparallel manner with the wood resources available at the United States market, has open the field for research studies in the development of new raw materials.

Bagasse has been a waste product submitted to intense laboratory investigation due to the fact that is a world available and relatively cheap fiber. Its use as a papermaking material has been investigated over a 100 years. Its development has been attacked by the different and contradictory opinions obtained from pilot plant runs and lack of knowledge techniques in the handling and treatment of bagasse for pulping purposes. (18)

The purpose of this work is to disclose the must progressive reports and achievements in the production of paper products from sugarcane bagasse, as well as to learn the true facts about the effect of the pith cells in the paper characteristics for its controversial situation.