Pulp making is the process of separating wood fibers known as cellulose from a natural binding agent known as lignin. In order to release cellulose, wood chips are cooked in a hot, water-based chemical solution. After the cooking phase, pulp is cleaned and drained over a mesh conveyor. Paper mill showers are utilized during the cleaning and draining process to ensure only pure pulp is used in paper manufacturing. Pure pulp is contaminant free which increases paper quality and minimizes paper imperfections. Showers are also utilized to apply a bleaching agent to the cellulose pulp to reduce natural colors.