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1827

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Internal sizing, a new step

With the paper machine, it became urgent to modernise sizing. How could such long sheets be manually be dipped in a gelatine bath? Barthélémy and Etienne de Canson develop a sticky wax-based product which is mixed into the paper pulp.

The technological revolution also spreads to railroads with the commissioning of the Saint-Etienne-Andrézieux line, the first in the European rail network.

Winner of the manufacturers' Medal of Honour

  • Winner of the manufacturers' Medal of Honour