Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Paper Science and Engineering
Dr. Robert A. Diehm
Investigations were made to determine whether or not a practical method of bonding nylon-wood blend paper could be devised in which advantage is obtained from the strength qualities of the nylon fibers in the finished sheet. Two unsatisfactory methods were tried before a satisfactory method was found. By this method 25-to 50-per cent nylon content sheets were dipped in a five to ten-per cent solids water emulsion of a polyamide resin. The sheets were then dried, free of surface support, and then heat pressed to complete the bonding. Paper of high strength and durability was thus produced.
Thiessen, Robert J., "An Investigation of Nylon Fiber as a Papermaking Material" (1956). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 534.