Greaseproof paper

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A type of imitation parchment made from chemical wood pulp that has been hydrated with beating and chemicals (sulfuric acid or zinc chloride). This produces a paper that is semitransparent, glossy, and greaseproof. Imitation parchment no longer bears any resemblance to animal parchment or other types of parchment paper. It is typically used as a wrapping paper for food products.

Synonyms and Related Terms

imitation parchment; parchment paper

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