Pulp is the name given to the fibrous mass created by the chemical pulping of vegetable fibres. Pulp mainly consists of cellulose. The word cellulose is borrowed from Latin and means „small cell“. Cellulose is the structural backbone of all plant cells. Cellulose is an all-rounder: The manufacture of paper would be inconceivable without pulp and, in a chemically modified form as a cellulose derivative, it made the development of photography possible, is an important constituent of textile fibres, helps when laying tiles, keeps bakery products fresh, maintains the consistency of mayonnaise and makes toothpaste supple.
However, the manufacture of the different cellulose derivatives works only with high-quality process apparatus.