Nitrating paper

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1) A paper composed of pure cotton or highly purified chemical wood pulp that is used as the base stock in the manufacture of cellulose nitrate.

2) An old name for a medicated paper that contained potassium nitrate. This paper produced oxygen when burned and was used to aid asthma sufferers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

asthma paper; tough paper

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980