2.7 Paper and board

Paper and board

Main component: Fibres, mainly from wood
Other components: Glue and impregnating agents, fillers, auxiliary materials

Product groups

  • Tissue paper, hygienic paper products, household paper
  • Special paper, technical paper
  • Packaging paper, protective paper, transport paper
  • Printing paper, publication paper, graphic paper

General properties

  • Hygroscopic
  • Spatially oriented arrangement of the fibres:
    Machine direction: high strength Transverse direction: high extensibility
  • Two-sidedness:
    Upper side: smooth, non-porous, high fine material fraction
    Lower side: rough, porous, high coarse material fraction