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Subject: Paige Miracle Box

Paige Miracle Box

From: Bill Hollinger <billh96007>
Date: Monday, March 20, 1995
Lisa MiBach wrote,

>In my innocence, I thought "virgin Kraft acid-free" was an oxymoron.
>Does anyone have results of testing of this material (and wax coating),
>and/or experience with these boxes?

In the corrugated box industry, "Virgin kraft" usually refers to the
brown kraft corrugated linerboard you see in packing and shipping boxes.
If the color is brown, it is unbleached, which means none of the lignin
has been removed. The middle part, the fluted "medium" is normally a
brown recycled paper which uses alum/rosin sizing and is full of lignin,
and therefore not appropriate for use in conservation.

Bill Hollinger
Conservation Resources

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:77
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 21, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-77-008
Received on Monday, 20 March, 1995

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