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.
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
Making Copy Paper from…100% Recycled Egg Carton
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
Interview: Christine Wilson of Studio Kreativity, Inc
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 – 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
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
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
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