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Re: [BKARTS] paper weights vs. thickness

There is no definite relationship between paper basis weight and
thickness. Nor for that matter is there any definite relationship
between either of these and stiffness.

Clearly, all else being equal, a heavier paper will be thicker and
stiffer, but if a paper is pressed harder, or calendered, or contains a
lot of fibre length variation or filler material, or the fibres have
been well beaten, a relatively thin sheet can have a relatively high
basis weight.

-Kevin Martin
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