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Effects of non-wood fiber use on chlorinated compounds

Because of structural differences and lower lignin content, agricultural fibers are more easily bleached and pulped than wood fiber. Thus, agrifiber is thought to be more amenable to bleaching with processes that utilize no chlorine-bearing compounds, or totally chlorine free (TCF) bleaching.

Click on the link to the right for more information. Additional information on chlorinated compounds that may be associated with bleaching can be found in the Chlorinated Compounds section of this tool.

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Bleaching of non-wood fiber