Paper

Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets.

Paper is a versatile material with many uses. Whilst the most common is for writing and printing upon, it is also widely used as a packaging material, in many cleaning products, in a number of industrial and construction processes, and even as a food ingredient – particularly in Asian cultures.

Paper, and the pulp papermaking process, was said to be developed in China during the early 2nd century AD by the Han court eunuch Cai Lun, although the earliest archaeological fragments of paper derive from the 2nd century BC in China.

Read more about Paper:  History, Etymology, Applications, Types, Thickness and Weight, Paper Stability, Environmental Impact of Paper, Future of Paper

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Famous quotes containing the word paper:

    Documents create a paper reality we call proof.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Once, when lying in bed with no paper at hand, he began to sketch the idea for a new machine on the back of his wife’s nightgown. He asked her if she knew the figure he was drawing. “Yes,” she answered, “the figure of a fool.”
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    What presence must not know,
    From where you do remain let paper show.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)