Millboard

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Toulouse-Lautrec
MFA#: 40.748

Description

A strong, dense, monolayer Paperboard made from waste paper mixed with various wood pulps. Millboards are made from paper pulp castings that are milled or pressed into a hard, stiff sheet. Better grades are made from Hemp and Flax fibers. Millboard is calendered between rollers to produce a smooth, glossy surface. They have been used to make book covers, binding boxes, shoe soles, and carriage panels. An early type of millboard was called Milled board.

See also Binder's board.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cardboard; mill board; paperboard

Physical and Chemical Properties

Thickness usually between 0.036 and 0.144 inches

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • 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
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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