Glossary of Terms

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Tack: Sticky property of paper and paperboard adhesive and glue-coating materials.
Tag: A strong, dense paper stock.
Tall Oil: By-product made from the resins, fatty acids and soap removed during the evaporation of sulfate black liquor.
TCF: Total chlorine-free pulp bleached without compounds such as chlorine dioxide.
Tear Cross Directional:   The resistant property of a sheet of paper to tearing, usually measured by the force required to tear a strip under standard conditions.
Tear Index:   The force required to tear a sheet of paper under standard conditions.
Tear Strength: The resistant property of a sheet of paper to tearing, usually measured by the force required to tear a strip under standard conditions.
Tearing-Strength Test: Strength test of paper designed to show how much force the paper will stand before it tears.
Tensile Cross Directional:   The resistant property of a sheet of paper to stress produced by tension, usually measured by the force required to break a strip of paper under standard conditions.
Tensile Strength: The resistant property of a sheet of paper to stress produced by tension, usually measured by the force required to break a strip of paper under standard conditions.
Test Linerboard: Used as the outer layer of a corrugated construction, the material being made partly from chemical pulp and partly from waste paper.
Text Paper: A high-quality printing paper with a medium, vellum-like finish.
Thermomechanical Pulp (TMP): Pulp made by presteaming wood chips, producing a higher yield and stronger pulp than regular groundwood.
Tissue Paper: Soft, lightweight paper used for hygienic and household purposes.
Total Outthrows:   As published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc., the term outthrows is defined as all papers that are so manufactured or treated or are in such a form as to be unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified.
Translucency: The ability to transmit light without being transparent.
Transparency: Ability of paper to allow light rays to pass through so that objects behind it can be clearly seen.
Treated (paper): Paper treated mechanically in the paper machine to improve the smoothness and uniformity of the two sides: the paper is rubbed, smoothed and calendered.
Trim: The dimension of the widest sheet of paper that can be made on a paper machine, excluding the edges that are normally cut off.
Twin-wire Former: A multi-ply paperboard machine with two wires, or fabrics, between which the sheet is formed.
Two-Sidedness: The difference in appearance and printability between a piece of paper's top (felt) and wire sides.

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