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A sturdy, unsized paper composed of cellulose, glass or quartz fibers. Filter paper is designed with a controlled porosity to filter fine particulates from gases or liquids. Filter paper is chemically pure, free from additives and has a neutral pH. Cellulosic filter paper is usually made from chemical pulp or cotton fibers. Whatman filter paper is a common brand.
Synonyms and Related Terms
papier filtre (Fr.)
Resources and Citations
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000