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
Video: Handmade Flax Paper at Cave Paper
Last summer I worked at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, MN. The mill opened in 1994 in the lower levels of an old warehouse near the banks of the Mississippi and ‘Cavelike’ is … Continue reading
Refine and Bleach That Flax
The flax saga continues! We pulled the fiber from the cooler and continued the pulping procedure, combining it with water and running it in the hydropulper, a sort of giant … Continue reading
Cook that Flax!
This semester I enrolled in an introductory pulping and bleaching course. Historically the lab part of the course walked students through the pulping and bleaching sequence using wood chips. Thanks … Continue reading