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J. Grant. Influence of fibre types, size and shape on paper properties for pulps other than woodpulps. In The Formation and Structure of Paper, Trans. of the IInd Fund. Res. Symp. Oxford, 1961, (F. Bolam, ed.), pp 573–591, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


Paper formation phenomena are more closely related to fibre structure and fibre morphology in the case of non-wood fibres than with chemical woodpulp fibres . Nevertheless, the non-wood fibres commonly used for papermaking cannot be considered as a class on their own, but must be studied separately in these respects . This method is applied in particular to cotton, linen, cereal straws, esparto grass, bagasse and bamboo, with special reference to the dimensional structure of the fibres and their associated structures . Further research work on these fibres on the same lines and scale as that accorded to woodpulp fibres should give valuable information on the factors determining paper formation on the machine.

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