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Pulping and Refining

Pulping and refining are two papermaking processes that affect the mechanical properties of the finished product. This video gives an overview of the topic.

November 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

I Recycled – Now What? Why We Do It. Why It Matters.

The next time you get an ‘F’ on an exam, don’t be bummed out – you can help a tree out! This Spring Semester, the last semester of my graduate … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper – Every Fiber of Its Being

Paper is a composite of fiber and air. Cellulosic fibers come from plants, either from seed hairs, stems (bast), and/or from leaves. In industrial papermaking, cellulose comes primarily from wood, both hardwoods and … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Time-Lapse Recycling

We hear a lot about the evils of paper, one of the evils being that paper use is wasteful. The fact is that paper is one of the most recycled … Continue reading

May 12, 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

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