Size: 500mm x 700mm
Paper: 17gsm Machine Glazed
Ideal for packaging, interleaving and general purpose protection, and protect your memories and possessions!
This Unbuffered Acid Free Tissue Paper will add extra protection to items that you need to store. Acid Free means that the tissue is free of acids that will cause it to deteriorate over time and damage the items that it touches. Unbuffered tissue lacks the buffering reserve to prevent future acidity. It is used with materials that are sensitive to a higher pH level.
Unbuffered White Acid Free Tissue Paper can be used to protect: natural fibre clothing (eg: linen, cotton, wool, silk), textiles (eg quilts), heirloom clothing (eg wedding gowns/veils), leather, jewellery, sterling silver, and all collectibles.
Acid Free Tissue is so called because if it is immersed and infused in water it yields a neutral pH (7). Paper that is made from wood-based pulp that has not had it's lignin content removed will be naturally slightly off-white (like Packing Paper) and will deteriorate over time.
In the 1930s, William Barrow, a chemist and librarian, uncovered the destructive power of acidic papers in libraries where he worked. He sought solutions to make the papers better and more protective.
Acid Free Tissue is treated with a mild base (usually calcium or magnesium bicarbonate) to neutralise the natural acids occurring in wood-pulp. This means that Acid Free Tissue Paper (or Alkaline Paper, as it can be known as) has an approximate life expectancy of approximately 500 years. This gives huge preservation benefits to whatever it is used or wrapped in.#
Due to the lack of harsh chemicals used to create Acid Free Tissue, the entire production process is much more eco-friendly; waste water and by-products can be recycled, energy used in the drying and refining process is saved, and the paper can be easily recycled!
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