Cellulase in Pulp and Paper Industry

Shalini Singh*, Vivek K. Singh, Mohd Aamir, Manish K. Dubey, Jai S. Patel, Ram S. Upadhyay, Vijai Kumar Gupta

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The paper and packaging industry is an important part of the global economy and plays a critical role in the world economy. Cellulase, a complex enzyme produced by a number of microorganisms, has tremendous potential application in the pulp and paper industry. Cellulase contributes 10% of the worldwide industrial enzyme demand, and there is tremendous potential for cellulase biotechnology in pulp and paper manufacturing to grow steadily commercially, and to give rise to new possibilities. Cellulase, xylanase, laccase, and lipase are the most important enzymes that can be used in the pulp and paper processes. This prospective study aims to enhance the understanding of the most important advanced uses of cellulases for providing benefits to the pulp and paper industry in various areas like increased pulp yield, improved fiber properties, enhanced paper recycling, reduced processing and environmental problems, and energy efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Subtitle of host publicationMicrobial Cellulase System Properties and Applications
EditorsVijai Kumar Gupta
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780444635150
ISBN (Print)9780444635075
Publication statusPrint publication - 2 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Biopulping
  • Cellulases
  • Deinking
  • Drainage
  • Fiber analysis
  • Paper recycling


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