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Re: paper pulp

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Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI (occti)
Sat, 21 Aug 1999 12:42:27 -0400


MaryB

Luck you, I used to work quality control in a paper mill (I know; amazing
isn't it? But, no, there's very little philosophy to be found in a paper
mill...!)

> If I make larger quantities, how long can I keep the stuff before it
> gets moldy or something. Can you add some bleach to it?

So long as it's properly dried, and especially if you add bleach (yes,
bleach is often added to it, though most often for uniform 'whiteness'), you
ought to be able to keep it for quite a long time.

> does anyone have some shortcuts to making a lot of pulp for a few classes?

Blenders was about my only suggestion, assuming that you can't get your
hands on a Banbury. Have you tried checking for any local companies from
which you might be able to purchase some pulp? Of course, this cuts out the
kids experience in making pulp from *different kinds* of paper which is also
very worthwhile. But I appreciate that this is an art class and not
industrial arts.

Larry