Accession Number : AD0784556

Title :   Recycled Fiber Properties as Affected by Contaminants and Removal Processes.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,


Personal Author(s) : Klungness,John H.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Five materials were applied to either a kraft pulp furnish or to a kraft paper and were removed by conventional removal processes. Uncontaminated kraft paper subjected to the same removal processes determined that the process, not the contaminant, was responsible for changes in sheet properties. Handsheet tensile properties, an indication of fiber bonding, and zero-span tensile tests, a measure of fiber strength, are reported. Aqueous polyethylene removal and deinking processes restored fiber bonding and strength almost to their initial levels. Wet strength removal, hot melt, and polyethylene solvent extractions resulted in fiber property reductions similar in magnitude to that of the recycled control. Asphalt dispersion caused the largest decrease in fiber properties. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Paper, *Contaminants, *Decontamination, Mechanical properties, Recycled materials, Fibers, Polyethylene, Inks, Asphalt

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE