Confederation of Paper Industries - Key Issues

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Confederation of Paper Industries Paperworks


Discover a world of paper and cardboard with PaperWorks, the Paper Industry’s award winning school resource.

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Confederation of Paper Industries Paper myths and facts

Paper Myths & Facts

Environmental issues related to paper are a source of numerous myths and misconceptions.

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Confederation of Paper Industries Industry Information

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An Introduction to Paper

What is paper? Find out today

What is Paper?

Paper is an incredibly versatile substance made from naturally occurring plant fibres called cellulose. Originally derived from cloth rags and grasses, paper is now mostly made with wood fibres, much of which comes from recycled paper.

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History of Paper, paper through the ages

The History of Paper

The name ‘paper’ comes from the Latin papyrus which was made from a grass-like plant, sliced into layers and beaten into sheets. This is why many people think that the first paper was made by the Egyptians.

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How is paper made? Follow the papermaking process

How is Paper Made?

Paper pulp is made from trees, though it can also be made from bamboo, cotton, hemp, jute, and a wide range of other plant materials. Our diagram details the papermaking process and illustrates the extensive use of recovered paper.

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The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is the leading organisation working on behalf of the UK’s Paper-based Industries.

CPI represents the supply chain for paper, comprising paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers, makers of soft tissue papers and collectors of paper for recycling.

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