The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 3, Number 4
Oct 1990


Permanent Papers on the Market

In June, 1990, Abbey Publications sent out a survey to the 66 U.S. paper companies making alkaline paper, requesting information about any papers that meet the ANSI, ASTM or JCP standards for paper permanence, and about recycled content, if any. Results of the survey are summarized in the following table.

Paper Grade Standard1 % Secondary Fiber
Preconsumer Waste Postconsumer Waste
Appleton
Carbonless Papers:      
All Recover Products D-3290 (11) 50 0
All Superior CB & CFB Products D-3290 (II) 0 0
All Sprint Freesheet CB & CFB Products D-3290 (11) 0 0
The following white CB Products: 10.2#, 15#, 17.5#, 20#, 26#, 30# D-3290(II) 0 0
Consolidated
Crane3
Weston Xerographic All 100 0
Ecusta
Waylite ANSI/JCP 2,5 0
Nyalite ANSI/JCP 25 0
Esleeck
Montague Writing D3290 (II) 0 0
Clear Erase Bond D3290 0 0
Collateral D3290 (alk) 0 0
Notary Bond D3290 (alk) 0 0
Green River Bond D3290 0 0
Recorder Bond D3290 0 0
Reissue Bond D3290 85-90 10-15
Fletcher
Founder's Drake(27# to 60#) ANSI 0 0
Alpenopake(30#) ANSI 0 0
Flecopake (28# to 60#) (lighter versions of Flecopake are still made acid) ANSI 0 0
Geopake ANSI 40 10
Glatfelter
Glatfelter Offset ANSI 0 0
Glatfelter ANSI 0 0
Glatfelter Hi-Brite Offset ANSI 0 0
Supple Offset ANSI 0 0
Supple Opaque Offset ANSI 0 0
Supple Hi-Brite Offset ANSI 0 0
Writers Offset ANSI 0 0
Mi-Web ANSI 0 0
B.P. Litho ANSI 0 0
Spring Forge Offset ANSI 0 0
Thor Offset ANSI 0 0
Thor Cote II ANSI 50+ 0
Restore Cote ANSI 50+ 0
Reference Opaque 84 ANSI 50+ 0
Reference Opaque 81 ANSI 50+ 0
Stabilite ANSI 50+ 0
Grays Harbor(Hammermill)
Hammermill Savings DP D3458 40 10
Hammermill Bond D3209 40 10
Hammermill Fore DP D3209 40 10
Hammermill Tidal DP D3209 40 10
Mead
51# Harmony ANSI 75 0
61# Papeterie ANSI 25 0
70# Mead Offset Opaque ANSI 25 0
80# Mead Offset Opaque ANSI 35 0
70# Moistrite Matte ANSI 25 0
Merrimac
Alkaline File Folder D-3301(l) 0 0
Mohawk .
Mohawk Vellum Text JCP varies 0
All Mohawk Stock Grades4 ANSI varies 0
Papyrus Newton Falls5
Champlain Gloss ANSI 0 0
MultiArt Gloss & Silk ANSI 0 0
St. Lawrence Gloss ANSI 50+ 0
Marcy Plus ANSI 0 0
Marcy Matte ANSI 0 0
Stora Matte ANSI v 0
G-Print Matte ANSI 0 0
St. Lawrence Coated-one-side ANSI 0 0
Whitemost CIS Beer Label ANSI 0 0
Cream White Stora Matte ANSI 505 0
Penntech
Penn Text ANSI 0 0
Clarion Book ANSI 0 0
Potlatch 2
Union Camp6
Weyerhaeuser
Husky Opaque ANSI/ASTM 0 0
Lynx Opaque ANSI/ASTM 0 0
Cougar Opaque ANSI/ASTM 0 0
Jaguar Opaque ANSI/ASTM 0 0
Willamette
All Forms Bond ANSI 5-10 0
All Xerographic ANSI 5-10 0
All Tablet ANSI 5-10 0
All Offset ANSI 5-10 0

Notes

1. The Joint Committee on Printing has about 75 paper "specifications", three of which call for neutral or alkaline pH; and each of ASTM's four paper permanence standards has six different levels of permanence and/or durability. Nevertheless, respondents were not pressed to be more specific when they referred to "JCP" or "ASTM." We intend to repeat the survey next year, using a more detailed survey form to elicit more precise answers.

2. Consolidated & Potlatch both make alkaline coated papers, for which there is no permanence standard at present.

3. Crane. A note on the survey says they have the capability to manufacture all bonds, ledgers, indexes and Save-A-Source recycled paper to meet the ASTM, ANSI, or other specifications as requested by customers.

4. Mohawk. Except midnight blue, navy blue, autumn red, berry, charcoal, forest green, cordovan and ironwood.

5. Papyrus Newton Falls. "Recycled Fiber used on a special making basis."

6. Union Camp replied, " At the present time all of our papers are manufactured to a level less than 7.0. Several trials have been conducted on alkaline sized paper and Union Camp's Fine Paper Division is presently making plans for a conversion to alkaline sizing in 1991."

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