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Instagram Scrapbook

Hello – it’s me! This year has been a year of travel and figuring things out and I’ve been wondering – how to get back into the blogging that I’ve … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Three P’s: Porosity, Permeability and Permeance

All space is space in which to create. Eric Maisel I discovered an invisible empire of the air. Lee de Forest Think about a sheet of paper and you might … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Size it Up – Internal Sizing Chemicals

Why Use Sizing? Sizings used in papermaking reduce water absorption into the fibers. Internal sizing treatments act on the outside of fibers. Consider paper towels, the main use being to wipe up spills and messes. … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

3 Paper Headlines From Twitterland

Here are three stories for you – paper inspired going-ons from Twitterland this week. Click the tweets to follow the links. 1) PACKAGING INNOVATION ENCOURAGES DRIVE THROUGH BIKING This article is about … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 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

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

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