1) A sheet of paper that has a blueing agent coated to one or both sides with a thin layer of starch, dextrin, or soap. Each page contains the correct amount of blueing for one load of laundry. Also called leaf bluing, early forms contained a paste of Prussian blue bound with dextrin, while sheets made after the mid-19th century usually contained synthetic ultramarine blue.
2) Moisture resistant papers that are used to separate articles of wet clothing and prevent color bleeding from one fabric to another during laundering.
Synonyms and Related Terms
leaf bluing; sheet bluing; leaf blueing; blauwachtig vel papier? (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969