Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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filler clay

A type of CLAY incorporated into the papermaking furnish before sheet formation. Its purpose is to fill the voids between the paper fibers so as to improve printability, opacity, brightness. etc. Filler clays, such as KAOLIN , may be of a larger particle size than those clays used as COATING CLAY .

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