permanent paper

n.Paper manufactured with minimal inherent vice and the ability to resist degradation over time.


Permanent paper is made using materials and techniques, such as those specified in the standard Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives, to minimize the introduction of chemical impurities and to resist the effects of chemical impurities in the environment. 'Permanent paper' is also called durable paper, although the latter implies the additional ability to withstand heavy use.


Roberts and Etherington 1982 [Within the limits of present-day technology, the highest] quality of paper would be manufactured from 100% rag (new linen), flax, cotton, or hemp, undyed and unbleached, and produced by hand or machine. It would contain no loading or color additives, and beating and drying would be controlled so as to obtain maximum folding and tearing strengths.