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Wood and Cellulose: Analysis for Characterization

Wood and cellulose are key raw materials in the bio-based industry and are utilized in the production of a wide range of products, from renewable fuels to bioplastics and bio-based chemicals. By characterizing these materials, we can optimize processes to maximize the yield of desired products while minimizing waste and energy losses.


The characterization of wood and cellulose involves analyzing their chemical composition, structure, morphology, and other physical and mechanical properties. By understanding these characteristics, we can identify any challenges or limitations in the production process and develop strategies to overcome them.

RISE has expertise and resources to analyze all types of cellulose-based materials. Whether you have a complex matrix or specific needs regarding analysis, we are ready to provide tailored solutions to meet your requirements and expectations. Leveraging our extensive experience and advanced technical equipment, we can offer relevant analysis proposals that suit your unique needs and goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that together we can identify the best analysis strategies to achieve your desired results and promote the success of your operations.

Parameters That Can be Analyzed for Characterization

  • Dryness
  • Size distribution
  • Bark content
  • Dry-raw density or bulk density
  • Thickness and thickness distribution
  • Length and length distribution, width and width distribution
  • Metals
  • Extractives
  • Carbohydrates
  • Ash content

Wood and pulp analysis

Alpha beta gamma cellulose
Alkali solubility S5, S10, S18
Alkali resistance R5, R10, R18
Ash content, 525°C
Extractable content, acetone, pulp
Extractable content, acetone, wood
Extractable content, cyclohexane/acetone
Extractable content, DKM
Extractives, GC-MS analysis
Extractives, group separation
Free phenolic groups
Fiber charge
Fiber wall thickness, distribution
Stains, spots, and dirt
Foch's reactivity method
Kappa number
Carbonyl groups
Silicon, total content
Chloride, total content
Complexing agents, EDTA, DTPA, NTA
Conductivity, water extract
Lignin, Klason and acid-soluble
Molecular weight distribution, mass
Organic chlorine
Oxalic acid, total content
pH, water extract
Sulfur, total content
Acid-insoluble ash
Wood species, fiber analysis
Wash loss
Uronic acids
Extractable COD, wet pulp
Extractable COD, dry pulp
Extractable TOC, wet pulp
Extractable TOC, dry pulp


Here are the metals written out:

Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Cadmium, Lead, Aluminum, Barium, Cobalt, Chromium, Phosphorus, Silicon, Zinc etc with the instrument ICP-OES


RISE offers a report that includes data in Excel format and relevant images and diagrams. It is carefully compiled using standard methods for the conducted analyses. The report also includes an assessment of measurement uncertainty to ensure the reliability of the presented results. All relevant parameters significant to the specific analysis are included to provide a comprehensive picture of the situation. Additionally, detailed comments and explanations are provided to offer further insight and understanding of the presented data.


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Wood and Cellulose: Analysis for Characterization


Density, Filters - optical properties, Flow meters, Photometers, Gas meters, Humidity sensor, Thermometers, Weights, Volume meters

Metrology Area

Combustion, Gas flow, Length and geometry, Mass / Weight, Temperature, Time and frequency, Volume and flow


ISO 692,  ISO 1762, ISO 14453 / SCAN-CM 49, SCAN-CM 49, SCAN-CM 67, SCAN-C 7, SCAN-CM 65, ISO 302, SCAN-C 22, SCAN-CM 51, ISO 9197, SCAN-CM 71, ISO 6587, T222, SCAN-CM 52, SCAN-N 39, ISO 29681, ISO 9198, SCAN-CM 57, ISO 776, ISO 9184, SCAN-C 30, SCAN-C 45, SCAN-CM 44, ISO 5351, SCAN-CM 38, SCAN-CM 63, SCAN-CM 54


Price on tender

Delivery time

Delivery of results takes place based on order backlog and the scope and complexity of the assignment.

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