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A document that is filed or introduced in evidence in a lawsuit, as in the phrases papers in the case and papers on appeal.

Any written or printed statement, including letters, memoranda, legal or business documents, and books of account, in the context of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures with respect to their "papers" as well as their persons and houses.

In the context of accommodation paper and Commercial Paper, a written or printed evidence of debt.

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To produce Rhenogran WP, wood pulp is shredded, then combined with a variety of elastomers; and for certain products, a resorcinol-formaldehyde containing resin is added.
Figure 2 shows the production and consumption trends of China's wood pulp and recovered paper.
Wood pulp is the most sustainable raw material used in wipes, and cotton in both airlaid and spunlace nonwovens is still moderately popular with consumers.
Tradera supplies wood pulp and packaging materialsA to Turkey and Greece.
Which insect makes a nest from chewed wood pulp similar to paper?
The lenses are arsenic- and lead-free EcoGlass; the neck strap and carrying case are made from TENCEL, a sustain able, biodegradable Euclalyptus wood pulp fiber.
The word "biofuel" makes most people think of grain ethanol and biodiesel, but an older technology called gasification may be able to be combined with hi-tech nanoscale catalysts to create ethanol from a wide range of biomass, including stiller's grain left over from ethanol production, corn stover from the field, grass, wood pulp, animal waste, and garbage, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Ames (Iowa) Laboratory.
The Kendal-based company, which produces technical and speciality papers and runs the 23-store Paper Mill Shop chain, said the loss was due to the severe effects of high wood pulp and energy costs on its speciality papers division.
The capacity of the wood pulp mill, to be taken into operation by October 2010, will be 700,000 t/year, Metso said.
The expansion will guarantee supply of feedstock for wood pulp and wood working industries, Bejo said, adding the country's pulp industry needs around 30 million cubic meters of tree logs a year.
Hornet queens mate in autumn before hibernation, emerging in spring to make embryonic nests - small spherical homes created from chewed-up wood pulp.
The filters comprise an air-laid, cellulose wood pulp web on a viscous backing impregnated with carbon powder, the whole held together with latex and passed through an infra-red drying system previously supplied by Heraeus Noblelight.