Saving Your Treasures: Paper
Types of Materials
Paper is manufactured from the cellulose fibers of plants, primarily cotton, flax, and wood. The fibers are reduced to a pulp and then formed into a felted sheet on a screen or a sieve. Types of paper include laid, woven, hand-made, or machine-made.
It is important to understand that parchment (or vellum) and papyrus are not considered paper. Parchment (or vellum) is animal hide covered in lime and dried under tension.
Papyrus is not considered paper. Papyrus is made from the moist outer skins of water reeds that have been lined up at right angles to each other and then beaten until the layers become interlocked.
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TYPES OF MATERIALS