Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Paper Science and Engineering
The object of this thesis is to study the aging of recycled paper, focusing on strength and optical properties. To observe the changes in these properties, the following experimental procedure was used. 100% softwood fibers were pulped, made into handsheets, tested, artificially aged, again tested, repulped and bleached before being made into handsheets once again. Because of cross-linking due to heating, the aging strength losses were masked.
Dubbeld, Martha M., "The Aging of Recycled Fibers" (1980). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 132.