Pulping and refining are two papermaking processes that affect the mechanical properties of the finished product. This video gives an overview of the topic.
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
The natural dye project I worked on last semester was time-consuming. Between the soaking, scouring, cooking, dyeing, and endless washing there was the back and forth to the studio – … Continue reading
Christine Wilson is a hand papermaker in St.Lucia, specializing in banana fiber papers and paper products. She’s been busy preparing for global entrepreneurship week, where she is hosting a brunch featuring women … 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
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
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