Scottish Mill Starts Producing Paper from Israel Juncus Wee

A Scottish paper mill has succeeded in prod### three different types of paper from the juncus weed which grown abundantly ### Israel’s Negev area, it was reported here.

The papers produced from the weed, which has a cellulose content varyi### tween 47 and 58 percent, have good bulking and handling properties and allowing ### finishes which are likely to be suitable for lithograph printing, the report sa?.

The plant can be converted to paper with existing machinery used by Brit### mills and Israeli experts believe that as a raw material for paper production### weed can compete successfully on the British market. It grows in the deser### and can be watered with saline water, of which there is far too much in the ### and which can be used by few other plants.

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