What is the difference between cleanroom paper and regular bond paper?


Cleanroom paper and notebooks are used in cleanroom environments to prevent chemical exposure and particle contamination. They are designed for writing, printing, and photocopying and are made from unique materials different from regular bond paper. Cleanroom paper is made through a specialized process that involves using low-particulate and latex-coated fiber to prevent particle release. This process ensures that the paper is free from contaminants and is safe for use in sterile environments, even after repeated use.

Commercial bond paper, a remarkably versatile option, can be manufactured from two types of pulp: rag-content pulp and chemical wood pulp. Rag content pulp, derived from cotton fibers, can be sourced from a variety of places such as scraps, offcuts, textile mills, or cotton liners. The cotton content can vary from 25% to 100%. In cases where it’s less than 100%, wood fibers may be used as a filler. High-quality bond paper, often made from 20% to 100% cotton rag fiber, is known for its strength and durability, surpassing paper made from wood pulp alone. Regular bond paper will particulate and shed fibers, so it is not recommended for clean environments.

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