Definitions for "Woodfree"
Paper containing no mechanical pulp
Woodfree is a description of pulp and paper meaning that they contain little or no mechanically ground fibres. Implies that fibres are chemically treated, thereby eliminating lignin (the substance that binds wood fibres together in the tree) and making the product purer, whiter and stronger. Woodfree is an historical paper-making term shortened from 'groundwood-free' and does not denote a paper or pulp made from materials other than wood.
Paper made wholly from chemical pulp and free from wood-based impurities, such as lignin, which are present in mechanical pulp. Also known as Freesheet.