Our forests might be the answer to the world’s growing plastic crisis. We spoke with Mark DeAndrea, vice president and business unit leader for Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation team, about the present and future of wood-based biomaterials.
Since 2013, our waste-reduction initiatives have decreased the amount of waste sent to landfills by our pulp and paper mills by 36 percent and we now reuse 74 percent of our manufacturing byproducts. Learn more.
Lignin development and the use of lignin as a biomaterial have gained momentum in the past few years. And now, we’re taking the next step by partnering with an industry-leading renewable composite company. Learn more.
Before you left home this morning, you used a number of products that contain an interesting byproduct of our pulp- and paper-making process. Find out what role turpentine plays in everyday goods.
A new enabling fiber from Domtar will dramatically change how you think about paper. Learn more about how Stealth Fiber Technology™ fibers can improve paper strength, formation, density and barrier properties.
Looking for a bioalternative to plastic and other petroleum-based products? Domtar recently developed lignin pellets, which can be used to create films, bags, injection-molded products and more. Learn about this sustainable material.
Graphene is the thinnest, strongest material known to man. Now, Domtar has worked with the USDA to develop lignin-based graphene using a paper manufacturing byproduct. Learn more about this biomaterials research project.
We work hard to use every part of the tree. At Domtar, our responsible forestry practices maximize yield, minimize waste and help preserve the viability of our forests for generations to come. Learn more.
Natural byproducts from the papermaking process can be used to create renewable alternatives to fossil fuel–based products. See how our biomaterials research is leading to new applications for lignin.