Paperboard

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Drawing of Copley Square
MFA# 39.803
Yosemite painting by Bierstadt; MFA# 47.1236

Description

A heavy Paper that is at least 0.012 inches thick. Some paperboards, such as Millboards or Mat Boards, are made from thick paper pulp castings that are milled or pressed into a hard, stiff sheet. Pasteboard is made from several laminated sheets adhered together, while Cardboard contains central corrugated sheets laminated with smooth exterior sheets.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cardboard; binder board; millboard; pasteboard

Physical and Chemical Properties

Density = > 0.65 g/cc

Resources and Citations

  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980

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