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wet strength

noun, Papermaking.
the relative resistance of paper to tearing when wet, resulting from the addition of resins during manufacture. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the paper industry, formaldehyde and its derivatives impart wet strength, as well as shrink and grease resistance.
  • Plastic bags and wet strength bags may be used to line these containers.
  • The outer paper ply is treated to provide wet strength.
  • The mesh or netting shall be biodegradable or photo-degradable and have a high wet strength.
  • The vendor shall provide wet strength glued, moisture-resistant boxes.
  • Beverage pack boxes have a wet strength additive and can't be recycled.
  • Non-nylon polyamide or wet strength resins are used to improve the strength of paper.

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