Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 1, Number 6
Dec 1993


The Abbey Permanent Paper Survey: Interim Report, March 1994

Questionnaires were sent out December 9 to nearly 60 paper companies in the U.S. and Canada known to make alkaline papers for printing and writing. The questionnaire asked them to list all of their papers that met the newly revised ANSI standard's four requirements, namely, pH over 7.0 (coated) or 7.5 (uncoated), calcium carbonate content over 2%, lignin content under 1%, and an MD tear index of 5.25 (un-coated) or 3.50 mNm2/g (coated). Recipients were urged to buy a copy of the standard if they did not already have one: ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992, American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives (fromNISO Press, 800/282-6476, $24).

They were also asked to indicate, for each of the permanent papers listed, the percent of total recycled fiber and the percent of post-consumer recycled fiber. Over half of the papers in the list contain at least some recycled fiber. Broke (paper recycled within the mill) was not counted as part of recycled furnish.

Twenty-three companies have responded to date. The papers they listed appear below, under some very broad headings that are intended to make it easier for nonexperts in the paper field to find the permanent papers they need. In order to get information about sales outlets, a telephone number for each company is provided.

This is not a highly reliable list yet. Some companies still have to check it for accuracy, and survey returns are still coming in.

It is also not a comprehensive list, because only market brands are included. Many permanent papers of high repute on the market are made to order by specialty mills and appear only under the name of the company that commissioned them for resale under its own name.

Despite its shortcomings, this is a historic compilation. It is the first of its kind in this country, perhaps in the western hemisphere. If possible, we will update it yearly.

Company Paper1 Total % Recovered2 % Post-consumer2

1. Bible Paper

Eddy Vista Opaque - -
Eddy Eddy Featherweight Opaque - -
Eddy Printers Opaque - -
Eddy Vista Opaque 50/10 50% 10%
Repap Excellence (c) 50% 10%
Repap Excellence Web (c) 50% 10%

2. Endleaf

Repap Lithofect Plus (c) 50% 20%
Repap Repap Matte (c) 50% 20%
Repap Lithoweb (c) 50% 20%

3. Letterpress

Repap Multifect (c) 50% 20%
Repap Multiweb (c) 50% 20%

5. Offset (sheetfed and web)

Boise Cascade Opaque Offset - -
Boise Aspen Offset & Opaque Offset 50% 10%
Boise Cascade Return Mailer - -
CPFP Britewhite Solution 20% 20%
CPFP Offset Solution 20% 20%
Cross Miami Book 50% 10%
Eastern Eastern Opaque - -
Eddy Vista Opaque - -
Eddy Century Premium Opaque 50/10 50% 10%
Eddy Coho Opaque - -
Eddy Coho Opaque 50/10 50% 10%
Eddy Guardian Opaque 50% 10%
Eddy Rampart Opaque - -
Eddy Volume Opaque - -
Island Luna Gloss & Matte (c) - -
Island Resolve Coated Gloss & Matte (c) 35% 15%
Island Resolve Premium Opaque 40% 10%
Island Resolve Offset 40% 10%
Mead 50#, 60#, 70# Moistrite Opaque (White & Colors) 20% 20%
NFRP Textcote (c) 50% 10%
Potlat. Quintessence Gloss (c) - -
Potlat. Quintessence Remarque Gloss & Velvet (c) 50% 10%
Potlat. Vintage Gloss & Velvet (c) - -
Potlat. Vintage Velvet Creme (c) 10% 10%
Potlat. Vintage Remarque Gloss (c) 50% 10%
Potlat. Vintage Remarque Velvet (c) 50% 10%
Potlat. Northwest Dull (c) 10% 10%
Potlat. Northwest Gloss (c) - -
Potlat. Decade 10 Gloss & Matte (c) 50% 10%
Potlat. Karma White & Natural (c) - -
Potlat. Mountie Matte (c) - -
Potlat. Makers' Matte (c) - -
Potlat. Quintessence Dull (c) - -
River. Ecology Offset 100% 20%
Simp. Simpson Hy-Opaque (text weight only) - -
Simp. EverGreen Gloss & Matte (c) 50% 10%
Simp. Satin-Kote Recycled 50% 10%
Simp. Kashmir (c) - -
Simp. Sequoia Matte (c) - -
Simp. Shasta Gloss & Dull (c) - -
Simp. Silverado Gloss & Matte (c) - -
Simp. Tahoe Dull & Gloss (c) - -
Stora Champlain Gloss (c) 51% 10%
Stora St. Lawrence Gloss (c) 51% 10%
Stora St. Lawrence Cream Gloss (c) 51% 10%
Stora Marcy Matte (c) - -
Stora Stora Matte (c) - -
Stora St. Lawrence Matte (c) 51% 10%
Stora St. Lawrence Cream Matte (c) 51% 10%
Stora G-Print Matte (c) - -
Stora Cyclus 100% 75%
Westv. Celesta (c) - -
Westv. Sterling Cover (c) - -
Weyer. Recycled Husky 15% 10%
Weyer. Recycled Lynx Opaque 15% 10%
Weyer. Husky - -
Weyer. Cougar Opaque - -
Weyer. Lynx Opaque - -
Weyer. Jaguar Opaque - -

5a. Offset, sheetfed

Boise Cascade Offset - -
Fox Gallery 100 - -
Fox Stonehenge Litho - -
Fox Art Print Limited Edition - -
Island Resolve Natural 50% 50%
Mead Mead Offset Enamel (c) - -
Mead Moistrite Matte (c) - -
Mead Richgloss (c) - -
Mead sig-NATURE R Gloss (c) 50% 10%
Mead sig-NATURE R Satin (c) 50% 10%
Mead Signature Gloss & Signature Dull (c) - -
Potlat. Eloquence Gloss & Silk (c) - -
Stora MultiArt Gloss and Silk (c) - -
Westv. Inspiration (c) 10% -
Westv. Sterling Litho (c) 10% -
Westv. Citation Litho (c) 10% -
Westv. Citation Litho--PC (c) 10% 10%
Westv. Clear Spring - -

5b. Offset, web

Boise Summit Return Mailer - -
Island Docugloss (c) - -
Island Documatte (c) - -
Island Recycled Documatte (c) 50% 10%
Mead Publishers Matte Recycled (c) 10% 10%
Mead Mead Web Dull (c) - -
Mead Northcote Velvet (c) - -
Mead New Era Matte (c) - -
Mead Publishers Thin Bulk (c) - -
Mead Publishers Matte (c) - -
Mead Northcote F (c) - -
Mead Escanaba Enamel (c) - -
Mead Mead Web (c) - -
Mead Mead Web Dull Recycle (c) 10% 10%
Mead Northcote Velvet Recycle (c) 10% 10%
Mead Publishers Thin Bulk Recycled (c) 10% 10%
Mead Northcote F Recycled (c) 10% z10%
Mead Escanaba Enamel Recycled (c) 10% 10%
Mead Mead Web Recycled (c) 10% 10%
Mead Moistrite Matte Web (c) - -
Mead Revere Web (c) - -
Mead sig-NATURE R Gloss Web (c) 50% 10%
Mead sig-NATURE R Satin Web (c) 50% 10%
Mead Signature Gloss & Dull Web (c) - -
Simp. Nature Web Gloss (c) 50% 10%
Simp. Silverado II Web Gloss (c) - -
Simp. Laredo Web Gloss & Matte(c) - -
Westv. Sterling BRC (c) - -
Westv. American Eagle 50% 10%

6. Poster Paper

Cross Postprint (Wet Strength Outdoor Poster) 50% 10%
Eddy Eagle Poster Paper C 50% 10%

8. Text & Cover

Beckett Beckett Expression (c) 50% 25%
Beckett Beckett Concept (c) 50% 20%
Beckett Beckett Cambric (c) 50% 20%
Beckett Beckett Enhance (c) 50% 20%
Beckett Beckett RSVP (c) 50% 20%
Beckett Beckett Ridge (c) 50% 20%
B.W. Whisper R Text 50% 15%
B.W. Whisper R Cover 50% 15%
Cross Bellbrook Laid 100% 20%
Eastern Eastern Opaque 50% 10%
Eastern Atlantic Opaque-White/Colors 50% 10%
French French Speckletone 70% 20%
French French Rayon 70% 20%
French French Linen 50% -
Howd. Permalife Text & Cover - -
Howd. Crushed Leaf Text & Cover 50% 25%
Mohwk Mohawk Superfine - -
Mohwk Poseidon Perfect White - -
Mohwk Artemis - -
Mohwk Ultrafelt - -
Mohwk Ticonderoga Laid - -
Mohwk Navajo Cover - -
Mohwk Mohawk Vellum 50% 25%
Mohwk Mohawk Satin 50% 25%
Mohwk Irish Linen 50% 25%
Mohwk Tomohawk 50% 25%
Mohwk Mohawk Opaque (White & Cream)* 10% 10%
Mohwk Mohawk Opaque (White Fiber & Cream Fiber)* 50% 25%
Mohwk Mohawk Chlorfree Gloss (c) - -
Mohwk Innovation (c) - -
Mohwk Mohawk 50/10 (c) 50% 15%
Monad. Revue Bright White 50% 15%
Monad. Revue Soft White 50% 15%
Monad. Caress - -
Monad. Dulcet - -
Simp. Starwhite Vicksburg Archiva - -
Simp. Warm White Teton - -

10. Drawing Paper

Fox Stonehenge - -

14. Bond, Typewriter & Writing

B.W. Whisper R Writing 50% 15%
Boise Cascade OM Bond - -
Boise Cascade Bond - -
Eastern Certificate Bond, 25% Cotton 50% -
Eastern Atlantic Bond 50% -
Eastern Certificate Royale, 25% Cotton 50% -
Howd. Crushed Leaf Writing 50% 25%
Howd. Permalife Bond - -
Island Resolve Bond 50% 10%
Island Resolve Natural 50% 50%
Mead 51# Mead Harmony 50% 10%
Mead New Brite - -
Mead New Brite Embossed - -
Mead Warm White Papeterie 26% -
Mead Warm White Embossed 26% -
Mead 1107 Papeterie 26% -
Mead 1107 Papeterie Embossed 26% -
Mead Mead Papeterie 26% -
Mead Mead Recycled Papeterie 50% 10%
River. Ecology Writing 100% 20%
River. Ecology Bond 100% 20%
River. Captain Bond 50% 50%
Simp. Protocol 100 - -
Simp. Starwhite Vicksburg Archiva - -
Westv. American Eagle 50% -
Westv. Clear Spring - -

15. Bristol, Index, Card, Tag, File Folder & Cover

Boise Cascade Tag-X - -
Boise Summit Tag-X - -
Boise Cascade Index - -
Eastern Premium Bristol Card Stock 50% -
Eddy Century Premium Opaque Cover 50/10 50% 10%
Eddy Guardian Opaque Cover 50% 10%
Howd. Permalife Library Card - -
Mead Mark I 16% -
Mead Mark V 16% -
Mead 65# Moistrite Cover (White & Colors) 20% 20%
Mead Manila Tag 26% -
Monad. Cotton Art Cover - -
River. Ecology Tag 100% 20%
River. Ecology Index 100% 20%
River. Ecology File Folder 100% 20%
River. Ecology Bristol 100% 20%

17. Copier

River. Ecology Writing 100% 20%
River. Ecology Bond 100% 20%
River. Captain Bond 50% 50%
Weyer. Recycled Laser Copy 50% 10%
Weyer. Laser Web - -
Weyer. Office Paper - -
Weyer. Laser Copy - -
Weyer. Carolina Xerocopy - -
Weyer. First Choice - -
Weyer. Cougar Opaque-Laser Guaranteed - -
Weyer. Lynx Opaque-Laser Guaranteed 25% 10%
Weyer. Saturn One Xerocopy - -
Weyer. Husky Xerocopy - -
Weyer. Recycled Office Paper 25% 10%
Weyer. Recycled Husky Xerocopy 25% 10%

17b. Copier, Laser Print

Boise Cascade Laser Opaque - -
Boise Cascade Laser Paper - -
Boise Cascade 25% Cotton Laser - -
CPFP Laser Solution 20% 20%
Eastern Certificate Laser 50% -
Eastern Atlantic Laser 50% -
Eastern Eastern Opaque Laser 50% 10%
James Word Pro - -
James Eureka! 50% 30%
James Eureka! 100 100% 60%
James Xero-Bond - -

17d. Copier, Xerographic

B.W. 100% Xerographic 100% -
Boise Cascade X-9000 - -
Boise Cascade OD/Xerographic - -
Boise Cascade Xerographic - -
Boise Aspen Xerographic 50% 10%
Boise Cascade MP Brites 50% 10%
Boise Cascade MP Granites 25% 25%
CPFP Copy Solution 20% 20%
Island Resolve Natural 50% 50%
Island Resolve Copy 50% 10%

17e. Plain Paper Fax

CPFP Fax Solution 20% 20%

19c. Register Bond

Boise Summit RC Form Bond 50% 10%
Island Resolve Register 50% 10%

20. Label Stock

Boise Summit Label - -
Mead C1S Label - -
Simp. Tamper Proof Label Stock - -
Simp. BrightWhite C1S Label (c) - -
Simp. Simpson C1S Label (c) - -
Simp. EverGreen C1S Label (c) 50% 10%
Stora St. Lawrence C1S (c) 51% 10%
Stora Whitemost C1S Beer Label (c) - -
Stora Whitemost C1S Beer Label (c) - -
Westv. Sterling Litho C1S (c) - -
Westv. Sterling Litho C1S PC(c) 10% 10%

21. Ledger

B.W. 100% Weston Ledger 100% -
B.W. 25% Ledger 50% 15%
B.W. 50% Ledger 50% 15%
Boise Summit RC Ledger 50% 10%
Eastern Atlantic Ledger 50% -
Eastern Certificate Ledger 50% -
Howd. Permalife Ledger - -
Mead M.F. Ledger-White 37% -
Mead M.F. Ledger-Colors 26% -
Mead Postcard Ledger 37% -

23. Security Papers

Boise Summit RC MICR 50% 10%
Boise Summit Safety - -
Boise Summit RC Safety 50% 10%

Recently Introduced and Planned Paper Grades

Eddy Guardian Offset 50% 10%
Island Luna C1S Label - -
James Reclaim 20/20 20% 20%
Potlat. Northwest Dull (c) 10% 10%

1(c) = coated

2As a % of total fiber.

Company Names

The telephone numbers following the company names should connect the caller with someone who can identify the nearest sales outlet.

beckett=Beckett Paper, Hamilton, OH, 513/896-2518

boise=Boise Cascade Corp., White Paper, Portland, OR, 800/453-2907

b.w.=Byron Weston, Dalton, MA, 413/684-2600

cpfp=Canadian Pacific Forest Products, Montreal, Quebec, 514/878-4811

cross=Cross Pointe Paper Corp., Miami Mill, West Carrollton, OH, 513/859-5101

eastern=Eastern Fine Paper, Brewer, ME, 800/341-1750

eddy=E.B. Eddy Forest Products Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, 613/725-6700

fox=Fox River Paper Company, Rising Paper Division, Appleton, WI, 413/274-3345

french=French Paper Company, Niles, MI, 616/683-1100

howd.=Howard Paper, Urbana, OH, 513/653-7151

island=Island Paper Mills Company, New Westminster, Canada, 800/663-6221

james=James River Company, Oakland, CA, 510/874-3458

mead=Mead Fine Paper, Division Mead Corp., Chillicothe, OH, 614/772-0009

mohwk=Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc., Cohoes, NY, 518/237-1740

monad=Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., Bennington, NH, 603/588-3311

nfrp=Noranda Forest Recycled Papers, Etobicoke, Ontario, 416/622-1533

potlat.=Potlatch Corporation, Cloquet, MN, 800/447-2133

repap=Repap Wisconsin, Kimberly, WI, 414/788-8330

river.=Riverside Paper Corp., Appleton, WI, 414/749-2213

simp.=Simpson Paper Co., San Francisco, CA, 800/366-5556

stora=Stora Papyrus Newton Falls, Inc., Newton Falls, NY, 315/848-3321

westv.=Westvaco Corporation, New York, NY, 212/318-5375

weyer.=Weyerhaeuser, Valley Forge, PA, 800/523-5590 x444

Paper Categories

The complete set of categories by which the papers are listed is given below. It includes the major kinds of paper covered by the ANSI standard, that is, "paper for publications and documents in libraries and archives." The number of categories has been kept to a minimum to make the list easy for nonspecialists to use. Suggestions for improving the classification are welcome.

Printing Papers
1. Bible (thin) paper
2. Endleaf
3. Letterpress
4. Map paper
5. Offset
a. Sheetfed
b. Web
6. Poster paper
7. Rotogravure
8. Text & cover
Artist Papers
10. Drawing paper
11. Parchment
12. Tracing paper
Business Papers
14. Bond, typewriter, writing, & papeterie
15. Bristol, index, card, tag, file folder, & cover
16. Computer paper
17. Copier paper
a. Electrostatic
b. Laser print
c. Liquid toner
d. Xerographice. Plain paper fax
18. Duplicator
a. Mimeographic
b. Spirit duplicator
19. Forms bond
a. Ink jet
b. Pen plotter
c. Register bond
20. Label stock
21. Ledger
22. Lightweight business papers
a. Onionskin
b. Manifold
23. Security papers
24. Thermal

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