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Sappi pulp conversion project carves out a new future in Minnesota forest industry - textiles

Tue, Dec 11, 2012
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CLOQUET, MN, Dec. 11, 2012 (Star Tribune) -The future of the paper industry is not necessarily paper.

Even here, where Minnesotans have made paper since 1898 and Sappi Fine Paper's white cloud of steam pours into the sky above the St. Louis River valley, industry leaders are casting about for new products to make from trees.

The South African owners of the state's largest mill have an idea: rayon.

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Carving a new future from Minnesota's trees: Textiles

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