strength and filler-retention of the resulting handsheets were
found to be distinctly improved.
Key Words: Bacterial cellulose, Acetobacter xylinum, Agitation culture,
Host-vector system, Papermaking process.
BC producing by acetic acid bacteria is far superior to its counterpart from plants, because of its exceptional
purity, ultra fine network structure, high biodegradability and unique mechanical strenght (ref. 1). BC is
expected to be used for many industrial applications as a high-strength construction material, food additive
and a component of