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PARCHMENT PAPER

What Is Parchment Paper?

Parchment paper can be found in bleached or unbleached versions. It has been coated with silicone, which makes it nonstick and also heat-resistant. This coating is the biggest difference between it and waxed paper: waxed paper is coated with paraffin wax, which will melt or even burn. It also comes in pre-cut sheets, even more convenient.

How Parchment paper is manufactured?

Parchment made from the more delicate skins of calf or kid or from stillborn or newly born calf or lamb came to be called vellum, a term that was broadened in its usage to include any especially fine parchment. The vellum of most early manuscripts, through the 6th century AD, is of good quality. After this, as demand increased, a great amount of inferior material came on the market, but by the 12th century, when large numbers of manuscripts were being produced in western Europe, a soft, pliant vellum was in vogue.

What is the history of Parchment paper?

By about 800 AD, even the Egyptians weren’t using papyrus anymore. They had learned about the Chinese invention of paper, which was much cheaper. Paper was also harder to forge documents on, because it was harder to erase.

By the 1200s AD, though, Europeans learned how to make their own paper, and Italian manufacturers began to sell cheaper paper all over Europe. Within two hundred years nobody was really using parchment anymore except for special things like diplomas and letters between kings.

Making of Parchment paper?

Making of parchment paper is not a short process.it includes many materials mentioned below.

MATERIALS:

  1. Cold coffee or tea (about 1/2 cup).
  2. Piece of white paper.
  3. String or ribbon.
  4. A blow dryer.
  5. Markers, paints or pens.

PROCESS:

Take a piece of nice white paper and rip off all the edges. Crumple the paper up as tightly as you can into a ball. Flatten the paper out again and put onto a plate or cookie sheet.  (if you haven’t told the kids what you’re doing, they’ll start thinking you’re really weird right about now). Pour coffee or tea over the paper.  Swoosh around with your hands to make sure it covers everything. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Pour the coffee off into the sink. Blow dry with a hand held blow dryer on high for about 5 minutes .

What are the uses of parchment paper?

Ever thought, why we manage to go through this long process, to make just a paper. Never mind, we think same. The following reasons will give you answer to it.

  • A common use is to eliminate the need to grease sheet pans.
  • It is used a base sheet for baking goods.
  • It is used as a sticky layer between different candies and gums.
  • It is also used to cook en papillote.
  • A technique where food is steamed or cooked within closed pouches made from parchment paper.

Sadiq paper is one of the leading paper mills in Pakistan. We are one of the leading paper manufacturers in the Pakistan involved in both traditional and developing markets

 

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Itechx

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