Chemical wood pulp is characterized as a paper pulp made from coniferous and deciduous trees by cooking the wood with an alkaline solution to neutralize naturally occurring acids and to remove lignin.

Paper made from chemical wood pulp lasts longer than mechanical wood pulp paper because it has longer fibers and is therefore stronger. It is shorter-lived than most high alpha-cellulose paper such as rag paper
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