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== Description ==
 
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A scrap or small piece of cloth.  In the papermaking industry, rag refers to cloth used for pulp.  The preferred rags for papermaking were linen and cotton, but other fabric scraps such as jute, hemp and wool were also used. Recycled cloth scraps obtained from clothing and household furnishings are called old rag.  New rag refers to excess cuttings from the textile industry.  Rag produces long, cellulose fibers that make a strong durable paper.  High proportions of rag pulp were used for artists' papers as well as ledger, blueprint, map, and currency papers.  Currently many rag papers actually contain [[cotton linters]] instead of rag.
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A scrap or small piece of cloth.  In Western papermaking, rag refers to cloth scraps used for paper pulp.  Historically, the preferred rags for papermaking were [[linen]] and [[cotton]], but other textile scraps such as [[wool]] and rope made from [[jute]] or [[hemp]] were also used. Recycled cloth scraps obtained from clothing and household furnishings are called old rag.  New rag refers to excess cuttings from the textile industry.  Rag produces long [[cellulose]] fibers that make a strong durable [[paper]].  High proportions of rag were used for artists' papers as well as ledger, blueprint, map, and currency papers.  Currently many rag papers actually contain [[cotton linters]] instead of rag.
  
 
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rag pulp
 
rag pulp
  
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Cotton rag 40x endslabel.jpg|Cotton rag paper pulp stained with Graff "C" stain
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Hemp 40x2.jpg|Hemp paper pulp stained with Graff "C" stain
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File:Flax 40x nodes bastshive.jpg|Flax paper pulp stained with Graff "C" stain
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== Additional Information ==
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* D. Hunter, Papermaking – The history and technique of an ancient craft, Dover Publications, New York (1978)
 
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Latest revision as of 21:23, 11 March 2016

Description

A scrap or small piece of cloth. In Western papermaking, rag refers to cloth scraps used for paper pulp. Historically, the preferred rags for papermaking were linen and cotton, but other textile scraps such as wool and rope made from jute or hemp were also used. Recycled cloth scraps obtained from clothing and household furnishings are called old rag. New rag refers to excess cuttings from the textile industry. Rag produces long cellulose fibers that make a strong durable paper. High proportions of rag were used for artists' papers as well as ledger, blueprint, map, and currency papers. Currently many rag papers actually contain cotton linters instead of rag.

Synonyms and Related Terms

rag pulp

Additional Images

Additional Information

  • D. Hunter, Papermaking – The history and technique of an ancient craft, Dover Publications, New York (1978)

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