An inexpensive, often homemade, cellulosic twine made by wetting, then twisting strips of kraft paper. The strong cord is used for tying small packages, making rugs, and forming upholstery webbing.
Synonyms and Related Terms
kraft twisting; paper twine
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996