Ash content

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A value computed as the percent weight of residual ash compared to the original weight of the sample. Ash content is used to determine the total amount of noncombustible fillers, extenders, and pigments in a piece of paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Aschegehalt (Deut.); teneur en cendres (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • 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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