A global leader in paper, paper pulp and dissolving wood pulp solutions, Sappi Limited (listed on the JSE), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has more than 12,000 employees; manufactures on three continents, in seven countries; and boasts customers from more than 150 countries worldwide.
Sappi works closely with customers to provide relevant and sustainable products, services and innovations; all of which are market leading. Through biomaterials the company further extracts value and unlocks the chemistry of trees, meeting challenges of a carbon-constrained world by establishing a strong position in adjacent business including nanocellulose, sugars and furfural, lignosulphonates, bio composites and bioenergy.
Special focus at this year’s Big 5 will be placed on Lignin, a major component of wood, which is one of the most abundant natural organic polymers. A dispersant produced from natural and renewable resources, it is environmentally friendly, biodegradable and available in liquid and powder formats.
Meanwhile, Sappi Hansa is typically used in the admixture industry for improved particle dispersion to reduce water usage and enhance the flow characteristics and workability of concrete; and Sappi Lignex the ideal dust suppressant for gravel roads.
For more information please visit www.sappi.com/lignin
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