Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Paper Science and Engineering
The water holding properties of coating colors are important for both finished sheet properties and proper runnability on the coater. A test cell was constructed which is capable of measuring water retention of coating slips and predicting water hold out of base papers. The study showed that enzyme conversion time of starch was inversely related to viscosity and water retention. Also the level of sizing was determined to have the greatest influence on water hold out of base stocks.
Musgrave, Randy, "Measuring the Water Retention of Coating Colors" (1977). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 338.