Paper clay

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A pure white clay that is low in silicon dioxide and other impurities. Clays are added to paper to increase opacity and printability.

See also Kaolin, Attapulgite, and Bentonite.

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