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Food, pharmaceuticals and other applications include: Microcrystalline cellulose

A useful ingredient used by the pharmaceutical industry because of its excellent binding properties, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) can be found in many prescription and over-thecounter tablets. Ethers

Ethers derived from dissolving wood pulp are used widely in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. They also have more heavy industry-related applications, such as drilling fluids, mining flotation aids and detergents. Commonly produced ethers include CMC, MC and HEC. Cellophane

Cellophane is used the world over for packaging in the food industry. It offers excellent breathability and non-static properties and has become essential for preserving freshness as well as for its visual appeal for certain food groups. Cellophane is also used in the production of alkaline batteries and lithographic masking tape. Acetate

Acetate from dissolving wood pulp is used in the manufacture of fabrics and yarns as well as in plastic applications such as spectacle frames, photographic film and clothing buttons. It is mostly used for the manufacture of cigarette filters. Through continuous investment in this region and product, Sappi is set to deliver further results and remain relevant to customers by offering value-adding products. They are ready with a truly renewable natural fibre to face the challenges of global demands and meet customer needs.

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KWAZULU-NATAL BUSINESS 2018/19

KwaZulu-Natal Business 2018/19  

The 2018/19 edition of KwaZulu-Natal Business is the 10th issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2008, has es...

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