1) A paper composed of pure cotton or highly purified chemical wood pulp that is used as the base stock in the manufacture of cellulose nitrate.
2) An old name for a medicated paper that contained potassium nitrate. This paper produced oxygen when burned and was used to aid asthma sufferers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
asthma paper; tough paper
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980