Q.1021: What percentage of dry paper is water?
Ans. Believe it or not, all paper even in dry form contain 2 to 10% water depending on type of paper, temperature and relative humidity. Typical copying paper at ambient temperature of 25 0C and relative humidity of 50% (normal air conditioned ), contain 6% water by weight.
|Typical Moisture Values|
|Newsprint||7.5 - 9.5|
|Office/Business Paper||4 -4.5|
|Marketing Wood Pulp||10|
|Printing Paper||6 -7|
|Tissue||2 - 7|