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A.A. Robertson and S.G. Mason. The role of fibre collapse in papermaking. In The Formation and Structure of Paper, Trans. of the IInd Fund. Res. Symp. Oxford, 1961, (F. Bolam, ed.), pp 639–647, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The role of fibre collapse in determining the extent of bonding and the density and strength of paper has been discussed in several of the papers presented at this symposium.(1-5 ) The effect appears to be twofold: firstly, fibre flattening permits larger contact areas between fibres and, secondly, fibre collapse results in a greater flexibility of the fibres.

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