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Paper Making

Paper Making Vocabulary Terms

The extent to which a paper will take up and hold a liquid. absorbency
A relatively low grade paper product from mechanical pulp and recycled paper. newsprint
The weight of 500 sheets of paper in it's basic size. basis weight
A unit of measurment for sheets of paper. ream
A paper making machine that forms the paper in a continuous sheet. fourdinier
Applied to paper to increase it's strength and resistance to the penetration to ink. sizing
Another term for basis weight. sub weight
A description of towns and cities which are the source of waste paper used for recycling. urban forest
The weight of 1000 sheets of paper in it's basic size. m weight
The property of paper which prevents light from beeing seen through it. opacity
The part of a paper making machine that carries a design to form a watermark in wet pulp. dandy roll
The most popular finish on paper. wove
A more accurate description of recycling. downcycling
The wet substance used to form paper. pulp
An image stamped into the surface of the paper. watermark
Created by: Tom_Carrig