Paper is a material constructed from cellulose fibers webbed together to form thin sheets. In modern civilisation paper has a variety of uses ranging from general purpose, like printing, packaging, wrapping and writing, to very specific like the construction of filters. Its use is so widespread that paper has been established as one of the most basic materials of our world, having already a history of nearly two thousand years and not a likely substitute in the visible future.

Visit the following pages and join us as we travel with paper around the world from the days of its invention in ancient China to its world-wide spread in the world of today. Learn the methods of papermaking, a unique combination of time honoured tradition and modern innovation, and the different paper qualities and sizes available to the user of today. Finally take a look at its amazing properties that helped paper won its current position.

 

 

 

 

 

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