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Category Archives: Paper Industry

Interview: Cathy Frood and Steve Carroll of St. Cuthbert’s Mill

St. Cuthbert’s Mill is an English paper manufacture that has been in operation since the 1700s. Currently they specialize in artist papers that they produce on one of the world’s … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Week of Tweets

I used to think Twitter was nothing but celebrity gossip and people updated their friends on what they were wearing to the club that night. When I started this blog … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Specialty Paper Grades-Expect the Unexpected

Specialty paper products in packaging, printing and technical segments of the industry include essential and nonessential products (Moore 36). These products are outside of the mainstream commodity production, are usually of … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pepsi’s Paper Bottle Patent

Last week an article caught my eye on Facebook. ‘Crystal Clear Pepsi is Reintroduced for a Limited Time!’ I got excited. When Crystal Clear Pepsi hit the shelves it was marketed … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elemental Chlorine Bleaching and the Creation of Dioxin

You see a lot of acronyms on paper products. They show up on printer paper packaging and catalogues and on the boxes your Amazon order arrives in. Some of these acronyms refer … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 13 Comments

A Little on Fillers

In the mid-1980s the United States paper industry began converting mill operations to support alkaline papermaking processes, although the possibility to convert had been around for a quarter of a … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Love Letter to Paperclassroom.com

I wanted to take this ‘Paper Industry Monday’ to talk about the website Paper Classroom. The UK-based site is the work of Steve Mann who received his PhD from the Department of … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Considering Printing?

An email showed up in my inbox from a friend who knows I’m studying paper. She said she noticed the following signature on an email she recently received:     Her … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments