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Advanced Technical Paper Material Sourcing - Sourcebook
A material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, unlike traditional paper, technical paper is manufactured for non-aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion.
Technical paper is typically produced using the traditional wetlaid process. The wetlaid manufacturing process involves utilizing a moving fluid to transport fibers onto a surface. The surface is porous, allowing the fluid to drain and the remaining fibers are pressed into sheets and dried.
There are numerous finishing techniques that technical papers can undergo in order to alter their surface appearance and texture. For example, papers can be coated to exhibit varying degrees of shine or gloss. On the other hand, matte paper can be treated to exhibit low to no gloss.