paper: The Formulation of Paper
The Formulation of Paper
A quarter to a third of most new paper is made from waste paper. The body of paper is made up of matted cellulose fibers—since c.1860 derived principally from wood. Rags, mostly cotton cuttings from textile and garment factories, are used to make fine stationery and for such purposes as cigarette paper. For other special papers, or where wood is not available, manufacturers may use pressed sugarcane, bamboo, manila rope, cereal straws, esparto grass, or other fibers.
Sections in this article:
- The Introduction of Paper
- Treatment for Special Properties
- Preparation from Wood Pulp
- The Formulation of Paper
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