The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 5, Number 1
Mar 1992

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., want to express appreciation for support received from the people and organizations listed below. So far this year $3,278 has been received.

All donations are considered as going to Abbey Publications (thus contributing to both the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Advocate). Donors are classified as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).

Benefactors: Miami Paper Corp.

Sponsors: Acne Bookbinding Co., Inc.

Patrons: Pamela W. Darling, New York Community Trust, Elaine R. Schlefer, University Microfilms, Inc., University Products, Inc., and William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.

Contributors: Anchor Hand Bookbinding Catherine Atwood, Ronald Becker, Wesley L. Boomgaarden, Constance Brooks, Sherry Byrne, Elizabeth Cziffra, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, James C. Dast, Judith Fortson, Doris Hamburg, Margaret H. Johnson, George B. Kelly, Jr., Eric Mac Donald, Kathleen Orlenko, Marie Payne, Eleanor Quandt, Eric C. Shoaf, Willman Spawn, James Stephens, Ann Swartzell, Technical Library Service, Inc., Marcia A. Watt, Marilyn Kemp Weidner, James Kent Wellvang, and William K. Wilson.


Noranda Forest Recycled Papers, in Thorold, Ontario (formerly Fraser Inc.), went alkaline in November 1990. Of the 12 fine paper mills in Canada, five are alkaline and one (Provincial Papers in Thunder Bay) is neutral. The alkaline mills are CPFP in Dryden, E.B. Eddy in Hull and Ottawa, Island Paper in New Westminster, and Prince Albert Pulp & Paper, a division of Weyerhaeuser Canada. E.B. Eddy has one other alkaline mill, in the U.S. (Port Huron, Michigan).

pH Pens

The Abbey pH Pen can be purchased in Canada through BFB, a division of University Products. Their number is 416/858-7888.

The chlorophenol red solution in the pens has been made stronger, to give a darker mark that is easier to interpret. The price has also been raised by about 19%, to cover the overhead costs that are a bit higher than originally estimated. (Much of this overhead has to do with distribution arrangements both -domestic and foreign, quality testing including natural aging and getting customers' logos imprinted on the pens. These have all proven to be time-consuming.)

The new prices are as follows:

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The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued six times a year and has about 500 subscribers. Subscriptions (which include a free pH pen) are on a calendar year basis: All start with the first issue of the year, unless otherwise requested, and end on Dec. 31, or after the last issue of the year has appeared. An index for the year is sent out in the first quarter. Individual subscriptions, and uncomplicated subscriptions from institutions, are $30; full-time students $20; others $40. All issues are in print and indexed. Checks should be made out to Abbey Publications, 320 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84606.

No paid advertisements are accepted, except for job ads, but anything with news value will be printed if there is room for it. News items and information may be sent or called in at any time. Readers are encouraged to copy or circulate issues and parts of issues, and to reprint unsigned articles and news items; but the Editor's permission must be obtained for reprinting lengthy or signed articles.

Indexed selectively in the Abstract Bulletin of the IPST, Paper and Board Abstracts (PIRA International) and Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts.

(c)1992 Abbey Publications, Inc.

Editor: Ellen McCrady

Phone: 801/373-1598

Circulation Manager: Linda Agler

Fax: 801/3754423

Tax ID #: 87-0436104

ISSN: 0897-2524

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