Filter paper

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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