- Gomide, Jose Livio
University of Maine Graduate School
An investigation was conducted to evaluate the kraft pulping and wood fiber characteristics of the following woods grown in Brazil, Araticum, Acoita cavalo, Jacare and Angico vermelho. Eucalyptus saligma Smith, a species widely used in Brazil for pulp manufacture, was also incorporated in the study of comparative purposes. Four bolts of each species, 2 feet long and 4 inches in diameter, were received from Escola Superior de Florestas, Vicosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Pulp yield, permanganate number, physical strength tests and fiber measurements were conducted on the pulps obtained from these species and the results evaluated. Araticum, a species technically unknown, was anatomically described.