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Paper is a mat of plant fibres.

 

The raw material is thus paper pulp, produced from a variety of fibres:

 

Why different types of fibres?

 

Paper recipe

 

Paper pulp, in the form of sheets, is mixed with water. Then, ingredients are added to the pulp to give the paper the desired qualities for its future use:

 

Did you know? At the beginning of the papermaking process, when the fibre-and-water mixture arrives on the forming table, the paper-to-be is then approximately 95% water. In the end, the water content is around 5%!



To be read :
Papermaking on a fourdrinier papermachine
Traditional papermaking: cylinder mould