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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
Resources and Citations
- 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