Pine Chemistry refers to the co-products from the papermaking process that are upgraded into crucial ingredients in a variety of goods important to our everyday lives. This whole process ensures that the papermaking process is efficient and its co-products are not wasted.

The raw materials, crude tall oil and crude sulfate turpentine, are derived from evergreen, cone-bearing trees during the pulping process and are vital to the Pine Chemistry industry. The trees yield cellulose to make paper, and two co-products in the sap are further refined and upgraded to be used in ink, paints and coatings, adhesives, soaps and detergents, fragrances, chewing gum, and pine oil disinfectants. Other co-products, such as sawdust, are also used by the industry in environmentally friendly ways, including as a natural filter for everything from auto emissions to drinking water.

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