Abaca, Unbleached

Abaca, Unbleached

Regular Price:

$8.60
  • Buy 15 for $7.95 each and save  8%
  • Buy 50 for $7.35 each and save  15%
  • Buy 100 for $6.60 each and save  24%

$8.60/pound
Buy 1-14 pounds for $8.60/pound
Buy 15-49 pounds for $7.95/pound
Buy 50-99 pounds for $7.35/pound
Buy 100 pounds or more for $6.60/pound.

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Unbleached abaca is in sheet form and sold by the pound. It is our most popular pulp. Each sheet measures 29.5" x 27.5" and weighs just over a pound. Unbleached abaca can be processed very easily in a kitchen blender or other form of mixer if a Hollander beater is unavailable.

Unbleached abaca is beige/gray in color and is our most popular pulp. This abaca is in sheet form and can be processed very easily in a kitchen blender or other form of mixer if a Hollander beater is unavailable. Abaca is the Philippine word for Manila hemp, the fiber that comes from the stalk of a special type of banana tree, Musa textilis. This fiber came into use in the U.S. primarily for the making of tea bags and filter paper which required a thin, porous paper capable of withstanding hard use. Abaca paper has incredible "wet strength", enabling the artist/papermaker to pick up a wet, newly formed sheet of paper and manipulate it into any shape without tearing the sheet. It also has a long fiber length and is excellent for sculptural applications as well as being a remarkable substitute for Japanese - style papermaking, eliminating the need for hand beating the bark fibers. Longer beating times in a Hollander produce wonderfully crisp and translucent sheets. We strongly recommend abaca as a versatile, all-purpose pulp.

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