Date of Defense

Spring 4-1993

First Advisor

Ellsworth Shriver, Paper and Printing Science and Engineering


The primary objective of this thesis is to increase the strength of properties of paper currency through the addition of manila hemp fibers to the furnish. Currency paper is distinguished from other paper types by its special formulation of cotton and flax fibers specified by the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving. This project will analyze the effects of varying the hemp content of the currency paper pulp on the strength properties of the resulting paper.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only