Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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lens tissue

A thin paper made from long-fibered stock which contains no unbleached or mechanical wood pulps. The paper is usually soft and is free from abrasiveness, lint, or dusting. It is not calendered and is generally made in basis weights of 5 1/2, 8 1/2. and 16 pounds (24 X 36�). Some lens tissues contain silicone, while others receive some form of wet strength treatment. The tissue is used in lamination and paper repair. (17 )

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