Pulping and refining are two papermaking processes that affect the mechanical properties of the finished product. This video gives an overview of the topic.
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
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
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
Structural properties of paper describe how various components are arranged within a sheet of paper. Global properties are assessed independent of local variations in paper composition. These include the structural properties … Continue reading