Tear 

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To rip, rupture, or remove bits of a paper. Also, when used as a noun, the rip or rupture itself. The term tear is also used to refer to a …

Tear Sheet 

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Any printed page torn from a book, magazine, newspaper, or other publication, used for promotional, proofing, or other purposes.

Tear Test 

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A test used in papermaking to determine either the grain direction or the tearing resistance of a paper. See Grain andTeaering Resistance.

Tearing 

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An extreme form of picking in which the pull of a thick, tacky ink tears off portions of a paper’s surface, leaving a delaminated area on the press sheet. See Picking.

Tearing Resistance 

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General paper property that takes into account two measures of a paper’s ability to withstand being torn. Internal tearing resistance refers to the work required to tear a paper sample through a …

Tensile Breaking Strength 

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A property of paper that indicates its ability to withstand a stretching force without breaking. The paper’s maximum elongation due to tensile stress is expressed as a percentage of its …

Tensile Energy Absorption 

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A measure of the capacity of paper to withstand a shock when subjected to sudden high tension. The tensile force applied to a paper is graphed against the percentage elongation …

Tensile Strength 

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Catchall term for a paper’s ability to withstand a stretching force. See Tensile Breaking Strength, Wet-Tensile Breaking Strength, Tensile-at-the-Fold, Tensile Energy Absorption, Wet Strength, and Z-Directional Tensile Strength. ‘Tensile strength is also a general term describing …