Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Pulp and Paper Technology
R. T. Elias
Papermakers' wet-strength resins have been added to felted glass fibers as to increase the strength of the fibers.
On the basis that a stronger sheet of paper made from glass fibers could be put to many uses, experiments were of two types. First, an excess of wet-strength resins were added to the fibers. Second, handsheets made of one hundred per-cent glass fibers were dipped into a two per-cent resin tub-sizing solution.
Favorable results were obtained in both cases.
Rasmussen, Kenneth C., "The Bonding of Felted Glass Fibers by the Use of Ordinary Papermakers' Wet-Strength Resins" (1955). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 431.