Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Paper Science and Engineering

First Advisor

James E. Kline



Impregnation of paper products first began in the early 1920's. It became an important aspect of the industry during World War II when several factors came together to provide the basis for its growth. First of all, the development of synthetic materials provided many new agents with new properties in which to impregnate with. New equipment available at this same time made application and control of the process much easier. To put the drive in the new area, there simultaneously occurred a realization of many new products that impregnated papers could provide. The most important of those during World War II was that of making water repellent food containers that would float ashore.