Abaca, Unbleached - BACK IN STOCK

$10.50 per pound
  • Buy 15 for $9.25 each and save 11.9%
  • Buy 50 for $8.50 each and save 19%
  • Buy 100 for $7.80 each and save 25.7%

After waiting 6 months to secure a booking on a ship from Asia, we are pleased to announce the boat has arrived! Unfortunately, due to the all too familiar supply chain and shipping issues these days, our own costs skyrocketed and regrettably we've had to raise the price, even though we've lowered our profit margin considerably. We are just relieved that we were able to get the same quality abaca again.

Buy 1-14 pounds for $10.50 per pound
Buy 15-49 pounds for $9.25 per pound

Buy 50-99 pounds for $8.50 per pound

Buy 100 plus pounds for $7.80 per pound


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.

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Unbleached abaca is in sheet form and sold by the pound. It is our most popular pulp. Each sheet measures 24" x 31.5" and weighs about a pound. However we may cut sheets to fit more easily into boxes. Unbleached abaca 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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